Hater was great, fricken great! Right from the very 1st scene I was drawn in. It's gruesome at times, but not for the sake of being gruesome. David MoHater was great, fricken great! Right from the very 1st scene I was drawn in. It's gruesome at times, but not for the sake of being gruesome. David Moody did a great job conveying the pure fear throughout the story. This book made me look slightly "differently" at people I came across. This was a great new look at horror, and survival. What would you do, if everyone you loved hated you, hated you so much that they'd kill you? I really look forward to picking up "Dog Blood" and continuing the story, I read the prequel, which is available at David Moody's site http://www.djmoody.co.uk/...more
"Autumn" was my first. Ok, maybe that sounds odd, "Autumn" was my first book that dealt with the non-living. From beginning to end, this book was tr"Autumn" was my first. Ok, maybe that sounds odd, "Autumn" was my first book that dealt with the non-living. From beginning to end, this book was truly eerie. I don't use that term very often, and for me to use it shows just how this book made me feel. With the characters, I went through some different phases on how I felt about each of them, from wanting Michael to just flatten that guy in the community center, then understanding why Michael shouldn't do that for the story, to really being depressed when another character doesn't make it to the next book in the series (e.g. someone dies). I've been recommending this book to everyone I know who is looking for something out of their normal genre of book. ...more
What's better than a great zombie book? or a great Star Wars book? How about a great Star Wars Zombie book! Yep, that's right. Joe Schreiber created tWhat's better than a great zombie book? or a great Star Wars book? How about a great Star Wars Zombie book! Yep, that's right. Joe Schreiber created the most gruesome and dark Star Wars book I've ever come across. I wasn't sure what to expect from this, as I was just getting back into reading, and the cover art is was originally caught my eye. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down, well I physically had to, but you know what I mean. This is not your typical Jedi vs Sith Ligthsabers clashing Star Wars story. In fact, the closes you get to the force here is a reference of Darth Vader. What really surprised me was the fact that Han Solo and Chewie (two of my less favorite characters from the Star Wars universe) are in it, and they were great! I have a whole new respect for the two of them especially Chewie. Schreiber did a great job bringing the horror into the Star Wars universe....more
Schreiber continues the Star Wars Zombiesque feel with "Red Harvest". This story takes place before "Death Troopers", but it give insight on where theSchreiber continues the Star Wars Zombiesque feel with "Red Harvest". This story takes place before "Death Troopers", but it give insight on where the idea of the infection came from. What I really enjoyed about this story was where it took place. You get to see the home of the Sith training facility. Being able to see the young Sith apprentices going through their daily routine along with the young Jedi who has an unusual connection to the force was something I had not expected. This story is gripping, as the young Jedi along with the some unexpected help, tries to escape you can almost feel the cold wind . Schreiber did a great job pulling me into this one. Sitting in bed, late at night, with just my little book light on, I swear I could hear the scream of the undead. Had it not been for my wife snoring next to me, I may have actually gotten up to look out the windows....more
Once again David Moody exceeds my expectations. "Autumn: The City" was great from beginning to end. This one moves at a much faster pace than than "AuOnce again David Moody exceeds my expectations. "Autumn: The City" was great from beginning to end. This one moves at a much faster pace than than "Autumn". Had you not read the 1st book in the series you could still pick this one up and start without being lost. Moody created a scene in this book, that has stuck with me since. Donna, a new character to the "Autumn" series", is an office worker who has one of the "non-living" watch her, with it's glossy eyes. The description in the book was much better than what I just wrote, but man, that scene is one I will not forget. The City also introduces you to a new cast of characters dealing with the unexpected situation, but at a different angle. In the 1st book, we primarily deal with a small group of people, in this one we deal with a much larger group of survivors all trying to figure out what happened. Michael and Emma are still here, but not in as much of a main role as before. I'm definitely getting "Autumn: Purification" as soon as it's out on paperback....more
After having read "Death Troopers" and "Red Harvest" I decided to read an earlier book of Schreibers. Now this one I only gave 3 stars which may be unAfter having read "Death Troopers" and "Red Harvest" I decided to read an earlier book of Schreibers. Now this one I only gave 3 stars which may be undeserving, may deserve a higher rank. I say this because as I was reading it, I came down with a pretty bad cold and was somewhat in and out of it all while trying to read the story. That having been said, the story here is great. Right away I got attached to Henry as he was playing ball with his uncle Scott, shortly have the passing of Scott's father. The story here all revolves around the the history of the area, the shadows of secrecy of Scott's family, and the house (the round house). The storyline is chilling at times, feverish another, and creepy at others. The 1st part of the story kinda lost me at times (again may be due to the illness I was feeling). Schreiber seemed to be too descriptive at the beginning of each chapter, which made it more difficult for me to visualize what I was reading. I had to think more about what I was seeing in my head rather than getting lost in the story and naturally visualizing it as I went along. I'll have to read this one again to get it a much more exact review. ...more
Holy Crapola! This book is awesome. "Patient Zero" added a brand new twist to the "non-living" books that I've been reading. Maberry introduces you toHoly Crapola! This book is awesome. "Patient Zero" added a brand new twist to the "non-living" books that I've been reading. Maberry introduces you to Joe Ledger, a former cop, former military, "non-living" butt kicker. I was slightly leery of this book before reading, I was worried there would be too much "military" references and I'd get lost in "Semi-Automatic GK5-113 magnum armor piercing and the HK-2745 Luger Kevlar reinforced" jargen. Well there isn't, and even when he mentions firearms it's not over the top, I can fully understand what it is he's describing. Joe Ledger is a great character. Right from the start, at the beach, I knew I was going to like this guy. He's a no nonsense, upfront guy who has an interesting relationship with his new boss, Mr. Church. Joe is now a member of DMS (Department of Military Sciences) and they are tasked with trying to stop an undead infection. The characters are all very colorful and each with their own personal quirks and personality, e.g. Bunny. I'm just over half way and can't wait to get home and read some more.
Ok, now that I've finished, I must say I really enjoyed this book. I don't want to spoil anything here, so I won't get into any details. The way the book closes, was complete, there is nothing really too open at the end to leave you hanging, but I'll be sure to get the next installment as soon as I can....more
I finally finished the HATER series. I say that as it has taken quite some time complete the trilogy. I tend to switch between books so I don't read tI finally finished the HATER series. I say that as it has taken quite some time complete the trilogy. I tend to switch between books so I don't read too much of one style or type, to keep it fresh :)
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 get the finality of the whole situation. I don't think this could have really ended any other way. Granted Them Or Us is much darker than the rest, very much more personal for Danny's feelings. Great ending to a great set.
I really enjoyed this series and will be reading more of David Moody's books as he puts them out.
Not onto the next book in the Autumn Series!!...more
I don't use "awesome" very much. I was 1st intriguing by one of Jonathan Maberry's characters, Saint John, from a short story I read in "MonsAwesome!
I don't use "awesome" very much. I was 1st intriguing by one of Jonathan Maberry's characters, Saint John, from a short story I read in "Monster's Corner". When I asked Mr. Mayberry VIA twitter, about Saint John he let me that he makes an appearance in book 3 & 4 of the "Rot & Ruin" series. So, since I want to start at the beginning I picked up "Rot & Ruin" and dove right in.
Right from the first few pages, this story gets you. I don't want to give anything away so all I'll say is, for those of you who like "zombie" books, that are not the normal "survivors run from Point A to Point B to Point C, trying to survive against the undead and the living" then you have to start this series!
I picked this up from my local library, and now its #1 on my wish list....more
How to put this all, I was so looking forward to "Dog Blood" after having read "Hater". I also read the prequel to "Dog Blood" that is available on DaHow to put this all, I was so looking forward to "Dog Blood" after having read "Hater". I also read the prequel to "Dog Blood" that is available on David Moody's web site, to prepare for the 2nd book in the series. I must admit that at first I was..I don't want to say disappointed, but I'd say expecting more, it seemed to me that the story was kinda just going on, not to any specific direction but continuing. And now that I've finished, I have to say that I was incorrect in my 1st impression. Yes it did seem to drag a bit at first, but once Danny really started to have a better outlook on what he was doing the story totally took off. What I naively thought of as just a continuing story with little direction ends up being the build up and structure for what happens at the climax of Dog Blood. I don't want to give anything away but there is a was a point in the story were it just felt like a large sack of potatoes was just thrown on my chest, like the gravity just doubled. I had to actually pause and take it all in, before continuing. This is a great follow up to Hater and now I cannot wait for the next book. David Moody does not disappoint....more
Ok, I don't hate you. I'm just going to have to accept things as they are. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just leaI hate you Jonathan Maberry!
Ok, I don't hate you. I'm just going to have to accept things as they are. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just leave it at that. I love this book. Dust & Decay continues the journey of Benny, Tom, Nix, Lilah and the rest through the Rot & Ruin. You get to meet some of the legends of the Rot & Ruin this time out such as Dr. Skillz, the Greenman and Sally Two-Knives. At first I thought this one would not be able to compare to Rot & Ruin #1, but I was mistaken. At the end of this one I was feeling more emotions than I would have thought from a "zombie" book. This is much much more than a "Zombie" series. This is about growing up, surviving, and existing in a world that has been permanently changed from First Night. I can't wait till August when Flesh & Bone #3 comes out paperback!
Oh and on that hate thing, yea Mr. Maberry is an exceptional author, from the Joe Ledger series, to Dead of Night (which I think I saw a 2nd book is going to come out?). They are all worth picking up.