Hater (Hater #1)
Soon to be a major motion pictureâ€”produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J.A. Bayona
REMAIN CALM DO NOT PANIC TAKE SHELTER WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cros
The author needs to take a lesson ...more
A nice book to read on Valentines Day.
It's difficult for me to explain this book without giving away something vital. But I'll try anyway.
Maybe he might have eventually got his books published or maybe he might have been just another author destined for oblivion and failure.
While latter is not the case with him (and I am glad for ...more
This was my second read of Hater. I thought that I needed to reread it before moving on to book number two. I have recently read the Autumn series and loved it, solidifying me as a fan of David Moody. This return to the world of Daniel McCoyne and that of the haters was better the second time around.
" REMAIN CALM
DO NOT PANIC
WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTION
THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL. "
Moody's Autumn series worked by creati ...more
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 ...more
The writing is mediocre, the characters flat, boring, and whiny. I initially sympathized with the main character but after hearing him tell his children to shut up for the millionth time, I lost any remaining interest. I fin ...more
4/16: I actually finished it. It could just bar ...more
The story starts when the ‘Hero’ sees a gentleman start attacking a little old lady on the street, seeming to try and kill her. Everything unfolds from that point, getting more and more violent as the story goes on. The ‘Hero’ of the story watches as everything unfolds around him and he tries his hardest to protect his f ...more
I know, I know. This is not literature. It didn't make me want to change my life and do worldly things...but I could not put it down.
This book reminded me a little, of The Cell by Stephen King, and 28 Days Later. Both of which, tackle extreme violence caused by signals, experimentation gone bad, etc. etc. I really enjoyed, liked, inhaled this book... the telling of a story, and all you want to know is, why? Why? Why did this happen? Who made this happen? When did it start happening? Why, ...more
Se trata de matar o morir.
Odiar o ser odiado.
Humanity has in front of it a new threat: the human itself. But not usual humans, but humans that has changed from the nice and familiar people we know into "haters" that kill with cold blood the person next to them. While the crimes are becoming more and more frequent, Danny McCoyne tries his be ...more
I finished Hater yesterday night (well, ...more
David throws up a cloud of unnerving mystery as the reader is taken along by this unrelenting wave of violence. The novel homes in o ...more
I am not a kid person. sure, I like them when they're cute and clean and inadvertently say something clever. but whining and screaming and the general child douchebaggery that comes with the job, that stuff I just can't deal with.
The protagonist has three kids and they. fight. constantly.
It was literally too irritating for me to even read about it.
Lizzie is an atrocious parent. She's almost like a fourth child.
I thought this would be really gripping but it felt fragmented and incoherent. it ...more
When a book begins with a man brutally gutting a female stranger with an umbrella, I'd say "Buckle those seat belts, readers! Looks like we are in for one helluva ride!".
David Moody, author of the novel Hater, paints a grim and twisted picture of "us" against "them", a world where people have to learn to live in fear of being suddenly and violently attacked by strangers, coworkers, and loved ones. It can happen almost without warning. And no one knows for sure wh ...more
The portrayal of a man worn down by his dead end job and frustrated with his home life was painfully honest. I've been in that kind of rut before where you literally dread Mondays. I feel his wife's pain, too. Taking care of 3 kids is no doubt exhausting.
I was really surprised at how he spoke to his kids though. My parents may have told me to be quiet but they never told me to shut up. I'm sure they were probably tempted, b ...more
Essentially Hater is the story of one average guy, Danny, who has a job he hates and lives in a flat on a dodgy council estate with his partner and three children. As a series of seemingly random attacks take place in the city where he lives and works, he takes the ste ...more
Hater is a great mixture of a lot of themes in recent popular culture mediums. Similarities can be drawn between widespread viruses, zombies, war, and near Armageddon scenarios. However, while this book seems similar to many movies (28 days later, I Am Legend, etc.), Hater is still a unique book with a compelling and equally unique storyline.
Hater is a narrative told from the perspective of a father and husband in a world that, day by day, becomes more chaotic and dangerous ...more
What is great about Hater is the normalcy of everything. Danny McCoyne is not your typical PA hero, he is a normal family man, just trying to get by. He has a crappy job, three disgruntled kids, an exhausted wife, and a father-in-law who loves to rub in his superio ...more
Man, the lead character was such a miserable ass imo though. I don't understand how people can be that miserable in their life and not change. After 12 years i am still excited to see my man every night. In the morning even if i'm pissed at him for something i always kiss him goodbye and tell him i love him. I always have this nagging thought that what if it could be the last time i see him (god forbid) and i acted like an asshol ...more