Dog Blood: A Novel

Dog Blood: A Novel

by David Moody

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On the heels of Patient Zero and Pride and Prejudice with Zombies— the electrifying sequel to Hater where humanity fights itself to the death against a backdrop of ultimate apocalyptic destruction

The Earth has been torn into two parts by an irreversible division. Whether due to nature, or the unknown depths of the mind itself, everyone is now either Human or Hater. Victim or killer. Governments have fallen, command structures have collapsed, and relationships have crumbled. Major cities have become refugee camps where human survivors cower together in fear. Amidst this indiscriminate carnage, Danny McCoyne is on a mission to find his daughter Ellis, convinced that her shared Hater condition means her allegiance is to people like him. Free of inhibitions, unrestricted by memories of peace, and driven by instinct, children are pure Haters, and may well define the future of the Hater race. But, as McCoyne makes his way into the heart of human territory, an incident on the battlefield sets in place an unexpected chain of events, forcing him to question everything he believes he knows about the new order that has arisen, and the dynamic of the Hate itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312577414
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Series: Hater Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 384,733
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Moody is the author of Hater, Autumn and Autumn: The City. He grew up in Birmingham, England, on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. He started his career working at a bank, but then decided to write the kind of fiction he loved. His first novel, Straight to You, had what Moody calls "microscopic sales," and so when he wrote Autumn, he decided to publish it online. The book became a sensation and has been downloaded by half a million readers. He started his own publishing company, Infected Books. He lives in Britain with his wife and a houseful of daughters, which may explain his preoccupation with Armageddon.

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Dog Blood 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Dave_Lightfoot More than 1 year ago
David Moody has managed to accomplish something that very few others can. He has created an outstanding sequel. This book is equal to if not better than Hater (the 1st book of the series). He has managed to evolve the story of Danny McCoyne, keeping true to the original but he has writen a completely new story. By this, I mean he hasn't just rehashed the original story. This is a sequel that adds a completely new dimension to the story. I loved it. The sequel finds Danny a changed man. No longer scared of the present or the future. He is now a Fighter. Fighting for his very exsistance in a world that has gone mad with rage. He will do anything and he will kill anyone to succeed in his new environment. He has set himself a task, he will find his daughter and he will free her from the grasp of the unchanged. To do this Danny must not only fight his enimies but he must deceive his comrades in war. In a world that is split into two armies. Danny must be resourceful and brave to achieve his goals. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a thrilling, terrifying read. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to end, just like the first book HATER. Once again, David Moody has proved himself as a leading contender in horror fiction.
Luckeechikee More than 1 year ago
After finishing Hater I was so mad I had to wait almost a year for the 2nd part. Was it ever worth the wait!! Focusing on the protagonist's desire to reunite with his daughter is delivers not only gruesome, graphic infected fighting but also heart. This man has earned top shelf in my library with his ability to make me want to jump out of my chair and shout at a book as if it were a movie!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Questionably my favorite. So much happens in this book, so be sure that you've read Haters first. I ran through this book in about 2 days; so if you love a great dystopic trilogy like I do, pick this up ASAP!
Galaxy1-- More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book Hater, this one is just as good. Scary to think this could happen on this planet. Read this book.
leimana More than 1 year ago
Well done. This is where the series really took off.
Shannon Stratton More than 1 year ago
riveting, brilliant, spooky. this book definetly had me looking over my shoulder.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wonderful read. Great story. A great buy and a must read for zombie lovers.
saramllr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David Moody's follow-up to "Hater" shows us a world that has been divided. Half of the population has now changed into Haters, driven by bloodlust with an overpowering desire to kill. Meanwhile, the Unchanged are gathering inside the centers of large cities, hoping that their collapsing government can still provide them with some protection. The story follows Danny McGoyne, who is now a Hater but still longs to be reunited with his 5-year-old daughter Ellis because he knows that she has changed too. The inevitable reunion is short lived and more than a little disturbing as Danny watches his daughter (who doesn't seem to recognize him at all) ruthlessly kill without weapons, using only her hands and teeth. And yes, she's FIVE YEARS OLD. Moody is not afraid to make us squirm, and I am eager to see what the third and final installment in the series will bring next year.
ocgreg34 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Danny McCoyne watched as the world changed around him. Everyday people suddenly turned on one another, fighting and killing without any rhyme or reason. The ones who turned violent were called Haters, filled with an insatiable desire to destroy the unchanged. And Danny found himself among the changed.But that was months ago. Since then, the government has evacuated the unchanged into large hubs, cramming them into any open spaces like cattle, rationing food, and doing what they can to protect them. The Haters roam freely about the countryside, searching out the unchanged who were left behind to destroy them. And Danny fights right alongside them, but he also has other plans. He needs to find his daughter Ellis who's like him now, and he will stop at nothing to being her to safety.The story unfolds from Danny's point of view, from the mindset of a Hater, and only briefly diverts to the crowded compound of the unchanged. Not a very unusual approach to storytelling, but as the reader -- and someone who is technically unchanged by the story's standards -- I found myself cheering Danny on. Even though he's changed, the events of the past few months still managed to surprise him, how much the fighting has devastated not only their regular lives, but changed the face of towns and cities: empty buildings, smoldering cars, bodies in every state of decomposition imaginable scattered everywhere. I empathized with him at the struggle of finding his child and doing whatever it took to save her, even though that meant battling against people like me, but that didn't matter. I still wanted him to succeed.The characters are as compelling as the story: Danny as a Hater who still finds some bit of humanity in the hope that his daughter is alive; the Brutes, as they're know -- almost SuperHaters, they will kill anything, no matter who or what it is; Sahota and Julia, Haters who have found a way to control their urge to kill the unchanged; Lizzie, Danny's wife who smuggled their daughter Ellis into an unchanged compound; and many others. The Brutes were a surprise to me, something that even the Haters feared. A nice, unexpected touch."Dog Blood" is a gritty and violent sequel to last year's "Hater". One thing I love about this book is that reading "Hater" isn't necessary to follow the action. Author David Moody provides enough backstory without rehashing or summarizing to get Danny and the reader into the thick of things. But the backstory also makes you want to read the first novel, just to gain a better understanding of what the heck happened to the world."Dog Blood" spins an engrossing tale of family and survival in a world gone mad. A wonderful read and highly recommended.
erikschreppel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not sure what to think about Dog Blood by David Moody. I read Hater last year and loved it. Moody¿s pacing was superb, unfolding the Hater outbreak slowly ratcheted up the tension wonderfully. Following along with the McCoyne family as they became increasingly isolated and terrified at what was unfolding before them, created a world that was palpable in its sense of terror. When Dog Blood was release I snapped it up. Half way through the book I was just as enthused as I had been with Hater. Moody¿s decision to tell the story by dual narratives from both sides of the war (Hater vs. Unchanged) blurred the lines of good and evil. By showing the Hater (in the guise of Danny McCoyne) as a real person with thoughts and feelings was genius. To not make them monsters, faceless evil, but as people who were no longer in control of their anger made the story much more enjoyable and real. But about half way through that all changed for me. Moody basically abandoned the Unchanged narrative, and instead focused solely on the Hater side. So instead of a two sided perspective, we got the Hater mentality only. Eventually the endless chapters of hearing Danny¿s desire to kill as many people as possible, and the glee he has doing just that, became monotonous and a little disturbing. Moody seemed to embrace the Hater mentality and the disdain felt for the Unchanged seemed to transcend the narrative and became almost his thoughts. By the end I just wanted to get it over with. I do want to read the final installment, to see where he is going with this. If the last book is like Hater and the first half of Dog Blood, then this will be a series I would recommend to all. But if the final chapter is just a continuation of the last half of Dog Blood, then I will be greatly disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I finished Hater shortly after it came out, I waited with bated breath for Dog Blood—the back of Hater SAID the sequel would be coming out soon, but it just wasn’t soon enough for me!  Dog Blood returns us to the world of the Haters and the Unchanged. Chaos is still unfolding, and Danny is still hot on the trail of his daughter, Ella. This was the storyline that sucked me in the most—I needed him to find his daughter! Danny is now wrestling with the fact that he is a Hater, but, unlike most Haters, he can control the Hate, allowing him to sneak into Unchanged camps and go on missions. But the one thing that still drives him is his daughter. He knows she is a Hater, and he needs to find her.  By the time Dog Blood came out, I was in college. I lent Hater to a friend while I read the sequel. I gave her Dog Blood to read, and when she finished, she threw it at my head and shouted, “Why would you do that to me?!” I think that accurately describes David Moody’s writing. You get sucked in; you fall in love with the characters and become wrapped up in this world that’s utter chaos. But David Moody is a realist at heart—he doesn’t coddle his characters. Brutal things happen. Your heart will break (and race!) reading this book. If you like blood, gore, intense action, and biting your nails down to the nub, I definitely recommend Dog Blood.  The world of Hater becomes so much more complex in this book—the details that emerge, not only about the setting but about the way the Haters and Unchanged now function, make this book one to remember. It’s the perfect sequel to Hater—it answers just enough questions to satisfy you, but raises even more to keep you guessing. 
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Could you not say affends me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont rate the book badly because of some animal violence. Gods, worse things
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY CRAP THAT WAS AN AWESOME yet sad BOOK I LOVED yet i hav to admit i sheded a tear or two OK OK I CRIED OK GOSH DONT JUDGE ME!!!!!!!! Gasp im srry im sick i dont feel good im sorry i snapped at you. ~Hetha 11 CA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good sequel,but a bit slow first half
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Loved this series!
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BaileyMN More than 1 year ago
Very gripping page turner ! A must read series !
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What a unique twist on an apocolypse scenario. So vivid and makes you think, what would you do.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is better than good.
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