Them or Us (Hater #3)
The war that has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive.
Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a re
hmm, so as far as the "look at me, i am taking the 'zombie' novel to new and interesting places" angle goes, i think this book delivers. but it is definitely a more subdued and reflective novel than the two that came before it. and that's fine, but it is not helping out my "spooky spook month" very much.
because, hey, i am all about the maturation of the zombie novel: Zone One, Raising Stony Mayhall, and The Reapers Are the Angels are all fine examples of novels that are and are not books about...more
The final book in the Hater trilogy by David Moody did not disappoint. The series which started out with a large scope devolves down to Danny as the only real point of view. By this point of the series, those whom have read these books know what the shape of the world is for Danny. This post-apocalyptic thriller does not let down it its morose and bleak take on humanity.
I am a huge Moody fan and love his writing style, his raw take on the fall of our world, and his ability to make us f...more
HATER tells the story of an office worker crushed by a mind-numbing civil service job, nagging wife and childr...more
Danny McCoin was so different from who he started out as in the first volume, yet in many ways still the same person. In the beginning of book one the only thing that stands out about...more
It was always going to be hard to live up to the fantastically taut and frightening opener to this series, as demonstrated by the middle entry, Dog Blood and this finale, but nonetheless this was a fitting end to the trilogy - it's hard to see where else this could have gone.
The nuclear blasts that decimated the centres of population have left the country either dead or dying, with those not killed outright now suffering from the radiation. What was left of the Unchanged popu...more
“Them or Us” is the final installment to Moody’s “Ha...more
Unlike the previous two however, I f...more
I read a lot and I can tell you I DID NOT see that ending coming!
Hater- Dog Blood- Them or Us
I enjoyed Mr. Moody's Autumn series as well.
I hope that he keeps them coming!!
I found Hater to be cathartic in a sense that is perhaps not indicative of a state of mind that could be considered well-balanced, and upon finishing that first volume in the series I was desperate to read more.
It was with sadness that I completed Dog Blood because it felt like a middle volume; no firm beginning and no suitable conclusion. Both of which were to be expected, and I felt an increase in my sense of need to read more.
Them Or Us did not disappoint....more
For me, ‘Them or Us’, the third and final instalment in the ‘Hater’ series was the best book by far in the trilogy.
For those of you that have not read the previous two books, the premise is simple. In ‘Haters’, the world has suddenly split into two groups of people. The ‘Unchanged’ are the majority of the population who have, unsurprisingly, not experienced any changes. Then there are the ‘Haters’. There is no way of working out who may turn into a ‘Hater’. Jus...more
What I like about Moodys style, is that he doesn't drag out the gory parts and milk it for what it's worth. The scenes are just long enough to creep you out but at the same time not exeggerated which for me makes it more realistic. Like the scene with (view spoiler)[the children in the...more
The Hater series is freaking terrifying. When you sit down and really think about the content, it is both honest to human nature and absolutely scary. At least with zombies you know where the boundaries are. You can tell if someone is undead, but you can't necessarily tell who the Haters are. That gray area is what makes the series great.
For me, the Hater series reflects the essence of human na...more
El autor también tiene la tendencia a exponer sus propios valores e ideas valiéndose de la boca de sus personajes, lo que está ok si está bien hecho, pero muchas veces se siente como si estuviera en un foro despotri...more
This book is particularly well-written, though not as quick of a read as the other two as a result. Moody does a much better job of creating an envir...more
McCoyne is -absolutely fitting- broken, the world is ultimately dying, the established lines are blurring and losing meaning. I thought the twist that ma...more
I had read the first two books so long ago, it took a while for me to get back into the swing of things. Glad I stuck it out.
Good characterization, good, if meandering, plot, good dialogue.
A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Assuming it is just a trilogy. Who knows?
Ok Them Or Us is the last in the series and completes it perfectly. In HATER you get punched in the face and pulled into the world as the "change" is happening. In Dog Blood you are trapped in the world as both sides try to deal with each other, both in similar ways I might add. And in Them Or Us you...more
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