James Herbert





James Herbert

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
April 08, 1943

died
March 20, 2013

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James Herbert was Britain's number one bestselling writer (a position he held ever since publication of his first novel) and one of the world's top writers of thriller/horror fiction.

He was one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his nineteen novels have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide.

As an author he produced some of the most powerful horror fiction of the past decade. With a skillful blend of horror and thriller fiction, he explored the shaded territories of evil, evoking a sense of brooding menace and rising tension. He relentlessly drews the reader through the story's ultimate revelation - one t...more


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“Now get out in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans”
James Herbert

“Life is full of crises, we all know that. It's how we learn, how we grow. They help form character, mould the man (or woman), as it were. As an opposite to good times, they even help us appreciate life a little more; and a person without strife is a person without passion, for trauma both tests and strengthens moral fibre, becomes a measure of human depth. There is no adversity on this earth that cannot be overcome with fortitude and positive will.”
James Herbert, Creed

“Terror was the key, of course, for there's a fine line between paralyzing dread and galvanizing fright.”
James Herbert, Creed

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