It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor-sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realised by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural... show more
It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor-sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realised by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time - suddenly, shockingly, horribly - the balance of power had shifted...'The effectivenes of the gruesome set pieces and brilliant finale are all on its own' Sunday Times
Publish date: 1999
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Rats (#1)
I feel so conflicted, because I loved this unrepentantly cheesy horror story about a mutant rat colony swarming up from the depths and taking over the city on so many levels, and yet the slightest critical scrutiny makes the whole thing fall apart. It’s a classic case of good storytelling over struc...
I found this book at a large book sale recently, and my edition has a cover that looks like rats ate half of it. Immediately intrigued by this, I just had to buy it. While I'm not a big fan of rats, they do not really terrify me. Or at least, they didn't use to. The story features an infestation w...
From Casual Debris. There is nothing intelligent about The Rats: the social commentary is incidental, the writing is plain, and while the structure is interesting it is far from ground-breaking. Yet the novel is, without respite, highly entertaining."Without respite" is an easy claim as the book i...
By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.Edmund BurkeThere are rats and then there are RATS.A scientist has brought back an oversized rat from a radioactive island, and he begins breeding it with the local London rats. These rats are famous in their own right for bringing down London...
Rat's rat's Everywhere!... For a city worker like Me I often sit on the tube and imagine what is under us on the tube... Or Even below us in London in the sewage system's. I mean everyone Knows rats love the sewers and old derelict houses. Places were people don't necessary live. This book put's...