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review 2016-09-17 20:36
Nobody True James Herbert Halloween Bingo-Supernatural
Nobody True - James Herbert

 

Yay, that's 2 ticks off I didn't actually know this at the time. But I randomly picked James Herbert's Nobody True and it actually Turned out to be a really good random pick of a book I could use for the supernatural section of the Halloween bingo i'm doing.

 

 

 

 

I think by now everyone who reads my blog knows how much I adore James Herbet he's like right up there in my favourite authors Sadly, he's not with us anymore so this story really struck chords with me. It's such an unusual tale. I've never actually read anything like this! It has so many plots and turns.

 

Jim True wasn’t there when he died. While he was ‘away’ on an out-of-body experience (something he has been able to do since he was a child) someone murders him. And not just murder's him, they totally mangle his body. It's now up to James to now only find out what the hell happened to his body, but to understand the now supernatural world he lives in and stop a dark threat that looms over his family and loved ones.

 

Honestly, this was one hell of a tale and totally deserves its place on the supernatural box of the Halloween board.

 

 

 

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text 2016-09-12 18:36
Reading progress update: I've read 26%.
Nobody True - James Herbert

 

I've putting this in the Supernatural box when i'm done as it's actually a pretty good place for it!

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review 2016-09-09 04:18
The Rats by James Herbert
The Rats - James Herbert

Let's see if I can get a good pictorial reference here for The Rats...

 

 

Obviously not even close. Remy just wants to make you a meal, not make you the meal.

 

 

 

Closer...but still, Jenner was really just evil all on his own.

 

 

We've got the size going for us here...but comparatively to Herbert's rats, this guy is just down right adorable.

 

 

 

 

Ah. Here we go.

 

 

 

The Rats is about big friggin' rats. Really big rats. Dog sized rats that eat people. And they don't discriminate like some horror books. They don't JUST eat the well-endowed blonde girls...no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.  Fat, thin, young, old, hairy, ugly, dog....lion. Whatever. They'll strip the flesh right off you.

 

This book is only written for the horror lover. There's no mystery tied to the story, no intrigue, history, romance, nuthin'. Just the straight, old fashion bloody friggin' horror of giant rats running around London, planning massacres, and swarming schools and zoos alike.

 

We had this book at home and it fit the creepy-crawly square, and honestly? My other options were The Spiders (nope), Fangs (oh, snakes? nope), Killer Crabs (they're man sized crabs. Gross. nope) or Black Horde (I don't even know what the creepy things are on the cover of that one, but it's by the author of The Spiders, so...nope). Anyway, The Rats seemed like the least of these.

 

While this book hardly phased me with the premise being such over the top make-believe, I can't say that I'm too inclined to pick up any of the other 'nature-gone-wrong' books sitting on our home shelf. Never say never though. Halloween Bingo could have second round next year after all.

 

 

 

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review 2016-06-08 17:38
Fluke James Herbet
Fluke - James Herbert

Fluke.. I honestly wasn't sure if I wanted to read this mostly because I wasn't sure what to expect? I've read The fog and The rats and was expecting something horrific. Animal abuse is something I can't read about at all! as I own a dog, and he's my little man and my best friend. But I bit the bullet and I'm so glad I did.

This book is nothing like James Herbets normal style. This book is absolutely wonderful! In this tale we meet fluke! Fluke is a tiny puppy fresh into the world, but he's not like an ordinary puppy he's different. We then follow Fluke on his vast adventures and find out just what fluke is and why he was a puppy, and along the way we meet some really amazing characters as well as some really nutty ones too.

I was expecting a heart breaking Watership down kind of vibe from this book and I wasn't looking forward to it. But instead it was an Inspiring and warming read. There's a big theme in this book and it's about life. I applaud James Herbert for this book, This book is one of the reasons why he deserved that OBE he got. As for a favourite character in this book it had to be Rumbo after Fluke of course. :P

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review 2016-04-10 15:33
Domain (Rats #3) James Herbet
Domain - James Herbert

The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats are waiting.

 

To think this was first Published in 1984! I remembered for some time in the 80s, there was a panic to London and most of England, that England and America was going to go into nuclear war with Russia. James Herbert the English Horror king, he is. Tapped in to this, and the produced domain in all its Apocalyptic Horror!

The rats are back! Big angry frenzied horrible Rats. The cunning critters that can climb up a toilet if they wanted to and bite your bum Ew!!

But this time they are hardcore! they resisted the last attempt to wipe them out by humans, but there back because there world is now fucked, and its up to what is left of good old cockneys to survive not only the fall out but also the Killer Rat's!

True to form Not only has Herbert laid down his third instalment to his "Rats" series, but he blew my mind while doing it. A brilliant final part To the Rats trilogy with tons of settings in London and plots. I'm honestly quite sad it's the end to what was a great trilogy.

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