The third book in the new series from Hater author David Moody is perfect for readers of John Maberry and Max Brooks
Set in the world of David Moody's Hater trilogy, Chokehold is the third book in David Moody’s new "top drawer horror" (Booklist, starred review) Final War series.
A series of nuclear strikes has left huge swathes of the country uninhabitable. It’s a level...more
Unfortunately.....There was no closure. It was great meeting up with past characters. Sad as hell too! But, the war still rages. I hate that! Also, I've discovered that whereas before I had sympathy for both sides, I don't anymore. I wish ...more
Authors are able to accomplish some incredible things: they create worlds that captivate people, they imagine characters that complete strangers connect with, they make people forget, temporarily, about the normal lives they live. David Moody has accomplished all of this with his Hater world.
Through my years of reading I’ve come to consider Danny McCoyne a good friend and, more recently, Matt Dunne one as well. Moody has created these characters who feel so real to me, I connect with ...more
I first read HATER back when Moody was self-publishing his zombie fiction in PDFs, and fell in love with it. In this apocalyptic novel, a dormant genetic switch flips in a third of humanity, making them terrified and hateful of the other two-thirds, resulting in a ...more
As a result, I was surprised that it took me a bit to get into this one. In fact, I stopped and started about three times before it finally caught hold.
The thing is, it's a good book. It's got action and heartbreak iconic characters and fights that border on epic. I think maybe, though, it's a little too close to the world today. No, we're not battling a true pandemic of rage...but sometimes, looking at the news, it sure feels ...more
Many of the characters were great, though I must confess that Matt's attitude really bothered me ...more
Truth be told this one is about two main groups the Unchanged v the Haters and it's anyone's guess as to whether or not they can survive the last major battle in an area that's been deemed uninhabitable from previous nuclear strikes.
The Unchanged have structure whereas the Haters operate more using individual aggression.
One thing is certain as they both are determined to fight till the death with no holds barred.
It's a fight for pure survival ...more
It would have helped if the author had at some point given a brief synopsis of what had transpired before this book.
I thought that the book had an interesting concept...yet...by the middle of the book, I was not certain which side I should be on...the haters or the unchanged.
I felt that the book just lacked OOMPH! There was NO clear direction of where or who the main story should be about.
By the end ...more