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Hater by David Moody
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Jun 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: horror, dystopia-apocalyptic, 2010, zombies
Read from May 27 to June 01, 2010

It’s US versus THEM with no idea whose side you’re one until it’s too late! What a twisted world. I was completely captivated by this story. It felt very similar to a zombie book without the walking undead if that makes any sense… No? Well if you read it (and I suggest you do) then it will. :)

We follow one man, Danny, who is discontented with his job, his family situation and life in general. There were times at the beginning of the novel when he was frustrated with kids pulling him every which direction but sane that I felt for him, I really did. But in all honesty Danny’s life wasn’t all that bad and I found myself feeling frustrated with him for being so disgruntled. Panic spreads throughout his town when random people begin brutally killing for no apparent reason. Eventually these people are given the name ‘Haters’ and they are growing in number. Danny and his family are forced to stay in, locking themselves in their home and venturing out only for necessities.

The explanation for the ‘Haters’ left me disappointed. I wanted more. It felt like this aspect of the story wasn’t nearly developed enough. Had there been more attention placed on the reason it could’ve been a truly terrifying tale.

After writing my review I learned that this is the first book in a trilogy. The 2nd book is Dog Blood and will be out this month. Knowing there are going to be more books makes the incomplete reasoning behind the Haters understandable. I can't wait to read the next book.
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