Stephen King simply blew it on this one. I am a die hard King fan and a huge fan of the Dark Tower series until now. To make us wait for so many years for the release of the final chapter in this compelling and gripping saga, and then end it like this should be punishable by castration! I compare this ending to the television version of "The Golden Years". Lots of action, suspense and drama, and a huge build up to an ultimate climax, then, "Sorry honey, not tonight, I have a headache". I demand a rewrite Mr. King, please.
"Dog Blood" is the second installment in the "Hater" trilogy by acclaimed author David Moody. It takes place in England in an apocalyptic timeline.
The world has been consumed with "The Hate". Battles rage in every conceivable landscape and way between those who are "Unchanged" and the people now referred to as "Haters".
Danny McCoyne was your ordinary and below average nobody. He is stuck in a dead end job and an apartment too small for him, his three children and partner. His life would forever be changed the day the "Hate" consumed him. Instead of the mild mannered wimp he once was, Danny has been transformed into a ruthless cold blooded killer along with a large percentage of the population.
The story in "Dog Blood" revolves around this ordinary man who seems to have developed the extraordinary ability to control and harness the hate, a characteristic not shown by many of his compatriots. This ability is detected and refined by others like him for the purpose of infiltration and destruction of the "Unchanged". But Danny's mind is on his daughter, Ellis. He knows that she is like him and is prepared to go to any lengths to be reunited with her. To be with her, protect her, and fight by her side.
David Moody portrays a bleak and terrible landscape with the literary equivalent of a Rembrandt painting. His rich and very believable characters and dialogue greatly augment this picture. If writing could be considered high definition, Moody is the master of the HDN (high definition novel). You only need to close your eyes to be able to see the rich picture he has painted for you.
Full of incredible suspense, action, and emotion, this second installment in the "Hater" series has it all. You will laugh, be amazed, frightened, and even cry as you are drawn into the struggle to survive.
Rarely has any work of fiction attained this level of emotion. I recommend it with all my heart and eagerly await the third installment.
Wasn't sure what to think of this book before I downloaded it. It is a very well written, well thought out book. Lots of zomie action, high quality characters that you actually care about, and a real kick ass main character! Johnathan Maberry has scored a home run with this gem! Pick it up today!
I thought the first book was amazing, then i listen to this one, OH WOW does he ever do a great job telling this story, cannot WAIT for the next one, Keep it up!!!
J.L.Bourne is the new king of the undead as far as I am concerned! He put alot of time, effort and love into this novel and its sequal and it really shows. Excellent development of his characters and the story telling is just out of this world. If you like the undead genre, this book AND "Beyond Exile" are a MUST HAVE!!!!
Yes, the story did take a while to get moving, but that remains true with the first story of any "Trilogy". You have to develop your characters properly and David Moody did an excellent job.
The right combination of the decline of society, tension, suspense, not to mention blood and gore made this book an awesome "read".
I love apocalyptic novels and this is definately in that category. Can't wait to hear "Dog Blood".
I am a lifelong fan of the Indiana Jones stories. The thing that really ruins this audiobook is the gentleman who reads it. I have never heard a more mondain and boring rendition of any story. Ben Stein has more passion than this guy. Not worth the download.
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