Hater by David Moody

October 3, 2018 - 7:50 pm No Comments

I have quite a few books that I have  bought at book events. So my task not only to read new releases its to start to clear the pile of books.

Today I have started with

Hater by David Moody
Published by Gollancz 19th February 2009
288 pages

As people get angrier and road rage happens daily, this book tells the story of people living in fear. Its live or die, the Haters v the others.
Working for local government, he had a mundane job, working 9-5 to support his wife and 3 kids. Danny hated confrontation and as the trouble started he tried to keep himself and his family safe. Written in 3rd person POV, it was easy to follow Danny’s story. There were times when you realised just how despondent Danny was, a family that didn’t appreciate him, a boring job with a boss who was on a constant power trip and cracks begin to show in his life.
The book starts off with an unexplained attack, violent and unprovoked. As the story continues you get introduced to the Haters. A group of people that just snap, attacking anyone they feel a threat. No explanation why, their attitude “Kill them before they get killed”. As more people turn the violence escalates and some of the deaths are quite ingenious. This was a quick read as I wanted to find out what caused the change. As the army began to move in the story became more urgent and it was a story of survival. The story keeps building to the end and slowly things are started to be explained. Ending on a cliff hanger, I will have to buy book 2 to find out what happened.
As I was reading this I did start to think of what I would do if this happened. Possibly this will be a form of discussion with the children instead of what if there was a zombie outbreak.

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