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Dog Blood (Hater #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  2,792 ratings  ·  204 reviews
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. V
ebook, 276 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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seriously - a one-day-read feels so good after spending two weeks on one book; it is freeing to remember that it can be done and still have time left over to watch step up2 - the streets!! (those motherfuckers danced in the rain! talk about risking it all!)

this is the middle book in a trilogy, so don't go running out to read it based on the "strength" of this review without first going out and getting is a fun bloody romping zombie-ish book that is a page-turning good time for those of
Karen's review says just about sums up the book.

I read books like this for cool shit to happen. For instance, to read about a child killing an adult by eating through the persons chest. Maybe this isn't too realistic but it's cool shit. I want my horror novels to read like they were written by a sociopath. I want blood and gore, and fuck redeeming social value. More blood, more gore! Kill! Kill! Kill!

This book delivers on the good stuff at the start and end of the book, but then gets mired dow
4.5 Stars

I am such a big fan of David Moody as an author. I also love the genre that he specializes in, the post-apocalyptic. This book, Dog Blood is the second in the hater series. As I have mentioned before Moody does a superb job at making these horror stories about people. He creates characters that are true to life and three dimensional. Moody's Autumn series worked by creating a world filled with characters like you and me. There were no superheroes in that one, and many were very likable.
Two and a half stars. (Some spoilers for Hater)

I realized about halfway through that I was forcing myself to get through the book. Never a good sign.

Part of what made Hater so good was how chilling Danny's behavior was after his change. He was 100% certain that he had to kill the Unchanged or they would kill him and during the kills he experience euphoria.

In this book there was a bit of the euphoria but I never found his behavior chilling. While in Hater he acted on instinct in this book Danny s
Jo Anne B

3.5 stars

I went onto this book right after the first book and was a little let down with it. In the very beginning I felt the author took a cop out when he said it didn't matter what caused this to happen, it did, now we just have to deal with it. I was looking for more of an explanation and this made me feel like the author couldn't explain it so he made it seem irrelevant to the characters in the book. Now, I praise Moody all the time for his books being realistic and if this were to happen I
Robert Beveridge
David Moody, Dog Blood (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010)

Unlike (I assume) most prospective readers of Moody's latest, Dog Blood, I have not read its prequel, Hater. (And judging by Dog Blood's end, I'm going to posit that this is the middle book in a pending trilogy.) I am familiar with moody through the Autumn quartet, which I read four or five years ago and which have become something of a self-publishing success story, not only launching what has since become one of the most popular small horror pre
Suspense Magazine
Not for the faint of heart, “Dog Blood” by David Moody is a gritty and gruesome look into the world after the Hate takes over, separating the population in two. Those inflicted by this vicious change of heart only feel satisfied when in the throes of violence and attacking the Unchanged. Complete annihilation has become the only thing that matters to people that were once very much like us. While the Unchanged—in an effort to continue some semblance of normal life—have moved into small-sequester ...more
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It's war baby, and the Unchanged don't stand a chance.

In Dog Blood, the sequel to David Moody's novel Hater, No one cares about what caused the Hate anymore. Self-preservation is the priority. The world is beginning to fall apart, buildings rotting away or damaged in battle. Food and clean water is becoming harder and harder to come by. Unchanged men, women, and children slowly begin to move into the cities, cramming themselves into office buildings, and apartments, wait
3.5 Stars

The evolution of Haters, and the devolution (descent or degeneration to a lower or worse state) of the rest of humanity. We got a taste of different factions; if you will; of Haters...or maybe, different levels of Hater-dom; not really sure how to describe it. I have the feeling that the children were much worse, than the adults. "children have no memory of before, ...they are pure hate."

We get really in depth with how our main character, Danny McCoyne; is adjusting and evolving as a H
Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance]
Apr 24, 2012 Ruby Tombstone [With A Vengeance] rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: intellectual horror fiends
I love the premise of these books, and this was a good read, but I think "second in a trilogy" syndrome applies here. The couple of issues I had with the first book still exist, and my questions have yet to be resolved. Nevertheless, it's a good read and does introduce a couple of new elements to the mix. Like the first book, I felt that the first two thirds of this were a little slow, but once it picked up momentum it really packed a punch. David Moody really knows how to finish a book! I can't ...more
Jenni Arndt
You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

After being blown away by Hater I was quick to run out and buy the remaining books in the series, Dog Blood and Them or Us. Hater had the perfect build up, and I was right there with the McCoyne's as the world went to hell. In Dog Blood we are once again treated to alternating perspectives, but here we have, of course, Danny's perspective and we alternate between that and a third person narration following an unchanged named Mark around as he trie
Mar 08, 2013 Joanna marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book in the beginning. I enjoyed the way the author layed out the story on a day to day basis. Internal narrative of a person. Followed by the first person of the man character.

The work interaction was funny, bringing back fond memories of office space and TP reports.

The protagonists kids in the story were annoying and left me thinking they needed that nanny from the reality show.

Then it just got boring. I can't say exactly when it happened, but it did. At some point what I
David Bradley
This is a weak follow-up to Moody's Hater, the first book in this series. What I loved about the first book was the main character's development arc -- how Danny reacted to a world going to hell, mostly by not reacting (until the end of that book). In this second book, the world is already hell, and remains hell. In the first book, the world changed, but Danny didn't, and it worked. In the second book, the world stays the same, but Danny's changes, and it flops. Problem is, the changes Danny und ...more
The world has quickly turned into a post-apocalyptic night mare following a change in about a third of the population known simply as The Hate. The people infected with it are called haters. Those who have gone through the change have an overwhelming desire to kill those who have not.

The unchanged masses are pushed into secured areas patrolled by heavily-armed soldiers. Rations and living space are becoming more and more difficult to come by as any excursions out of the secure zones are general
Wonderful! I had a hard time putting this book down. Hater grabbed my attention and it’s sequel, Dog Blood, kept it.

We continue to follow Danny and get more insights into the mind of a Hater. I didn’t really like Danny when we first met him in Hater but I really liked him in this one. He was stronger and less whiny about his situation. Danny’s world is bloody, graphic, violent and terrifying. I can’t get enough!

I’m still insanely curious about the cause of the Haters and really hope that the ne
No mistake, Dog Blood is not for everyone, and there are many who will see little value in its intense cynicism and graphic violence. But connoisseurs of the genre will realize the craft behind the mayhem, and will appreciate Moody's refusal to enliven his grim fairy tale with humour or hope. This is the horror of blood and guts, the horror of vintage Romero and Fulci, and if you're not prepared for it, why are you reading it?

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Somehow not as satisfying as 'Hater', probably because it's the second book of the trilogy. Feels akin to a difficult 'second album'. Although it does have some vaguely interesting social commentary on the nature of war and the pointlessness of terrorism, there wasn't the same thrill and terror of the unknown that was part of the first book, and the sections on the experiences of Mark, one of the 'Unchanged', felt incomplete, and the lack of explanation as to what caused the outbreak of 'Hate' i ...more
Si Barron
Well, here’s a bleak but rollicking read.

Our protagonist Danny is a ‘Hater’, a zombie who rampages across the countryside in search of his child: also a zombie. I use the word ‘zombie’ cautiously (it occurs only once in the book) for, although Haters have some zombie-like traits (they kill non-zombies indiscriminately) they are essentially normal individuals; they aren’t ‘undead’; they will injure and die as humans; they are rational and caring towards their ‘own’; they have fears and doubts.

The second book which was an easy one sit read, was very good, fast paced, with characters, whether good or bad...made it easy to relate to and have an emotional connection with. The action and violence was fierce yet easy to visualize.
Not my sort of read..I went into this thinking it was more zombie based since I hadn't read the first book, Hater. I was naive and wrong. The scene is laid out nicely but the main character was difficult for me to give a $&@w about. ;/ It is well worth a read to those more seasoned in this genre.
Really well written apocalypse horror. Would have given it 5 from 5 if not for the predictable ending about 100 pages from the end, but a fab read nonetheless. Am saving book 3 to read as a treat, hoping its as good as the first two.
As good as book 1 in the trilogy. Couldn't put it down. Finished it in less than a day and immediately downloaded book 3.

This series is even better than the Autumn series. Reading Moody's books is like eating hot, buttered toast. You know it's crap, and contains no nourishment whatsoever, but you just can't stop. He builds a coherent world with well-defined characters and paces the story so as to keep you on the edge of your seat. Reading this series reminds me of Dexter - you find yourself root
This guy Danny, a Hater, is looking for his five year old daughter, also a Hater, in a really screwed up world. Seems the Unchanged have pulled back into various city centers in a defensive posture against the Haters. Meanwhile the Haters are the hunted on the hunt by and for the Unchanged. I liked this book and look forward to the third in the series. With all the bleakness and graphic and senseless violence finishing this series will be kind of nice. Then I can move on to other dark reading ma ...more
Andy Phillips
SPOILER ALERT - I would recommend that you read 'Hater' before this review or 'Dog Blood'.

This is the 2nd book of 3 in the series and follows on more-or-less directly from the events of 'Hater'. Most of the story concerns Danny McCoyne's attempts to find his daughter Ellis. As we found out in the first book, he has changed into a rage-filled Hater, as has Ellis, and he wants to fight alongside her against the Unchanged (i.e. normal humans). The majority of this journey consists of a series of vi

The Beginning: The cause of the Hate (as it had come to be known on both sides of the uneven divide) was irrelevant.

I knew it would be difficult for Dog Blood to match Hater. The second instalment is always difficult. We don't get the excitement of the first novel, the what-the-hell-is-going-on-rush, which was really powerful in Hater, where we really didn't know what the hell was going on. That was amazing. Second instalments can be both brilliant and horrible. Good authors use the second book
Can you maintain a narrative while depicting the most savage war ever imagined? Seemingly so, but just barely. Stepping back into the shoes of the main character, Danny, from the first book now turned hater. We fallow him as he makes his way back home in search of his daughter, who he had recognised as turned in the last moments that he saw her.
When not caught up with the act of killing, we get glimpses into the mind of the haters as Danny contemplates the war that has swept the world. Knowing f
Cecilia Solis-sublette
The second in the Hater series, Dog Blood follows Hater Danny McCoyne as he travels with other Haters in search for his daughter, Ellis, another child member of the Changed. She is currently being held by her mother, Lizzie, a member of the Unchanged. This book contains just as much action and violence as the first and, like the last novel, mixes philosophy with the hatred/violence. What makes a person "Changed"? What makes a person "Unchanged"? Is it possible for a "Changed" person to have any ...more
Suffering slightly in the first half from middle book syndrome, nonetheless as the story went on the fantastic pace and tension that I so loved in the first one came back with a vengeance. I've had to take a breather in between this and the last entry in the series to both prolong my enjoyment, and to stop me from having a stress induced coronary soon.

With the world irrevocably changed since the Change, it's now sharply divided between the Unchanged, living desperate lives crammed into city's th
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. Mood ...more
This is #2 in the Hater trilogy. The continuing saga of everyman Danny McCoyne's life as a Hater. I refrain from considering this a "zombie" novel because I don't believe the Haters are zombies. Or at least not in the traditional sense of the living dead. Haters are not dead, they simply became violent with a deadly lust to kill those who are not "unchanged." They eat and sleep like everyone else. And as the protagonist has shown, they also have very human emotions of love and loyalty. Dog Blood ...more
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David Moody was born in 1970 and grew up in Birmingham on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction books and movies. He worked as a bank manager and as operations manager for a number of financial institutions before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including AUTUMN, which has been downloaded more than half a ...more
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