"A head-spinning thrill ride, a cautionary tale about the most salient emotion of the 21st century... HATER will haunt you long after you read the last page..." -- Guillermo Del Toro DIRECTOR OF "HELLBOY" AND "PAN'S LABYRINTH "To call it a page turner is understating the pace and skill the author brings to this haunting and thought-provoking masterpiece of dark and bloodthirsty fiction. The descriptions of the emotional strain and fear of the characters is gripping, and the tension is palpable, leading to an unnerving and shocking climax. this is a new and original approach to the genre that you will love from the very start." THE BOOKSELLER "Hater is a simple story, powerfully told, and if David Moody's this good part-time, how good is he going to be, given his well-deserved freedom to focus upon his apocalyptic formulae on a full-time basis?" BOOK GEEKS "For all of its widespread impact, Hater still reads like a very personal journal of events. Chalk that up to Moody's snappy first-person narrative which zips along faster than a stranger can bash your skull in with a tack hammer. Although the book does a good job of making you care about the characters and positioning itself as a mainstream thriller, it's when the book sheds its mainstream pretense that it really shines." SF SIGNAL "David Moody spins paranoia into a deliciously dark new direction. [He] is one scary guy." -- Jonathan Maberry "Moody creates a paranoid and horrific world that's so good, the film rights have already been snapped up." ZOO "This is a story that lingers in the mind... because of the unnerving twist Moody gives to a frayed concept. The Haters don't lose their intelligence and feelings when they turn, and they don't think they're the bad guys - they're convinced we are. By the end, you wonder if they've got a point." -- Calvin Baxter SFX "In what is fast becoming an oversaturated genre, Hater stands head and shoulders above most other offerings. A brilliantly paced, constructed and written piece of work. Moody takes a unique perspective on zombies, while offering the most surprising and unique twist to a narrative we have come across in a very long time. Moody has provided us with a brilliant piece of storytelling. Read this book now." -- Ross Sutcliffe SCI FI NOW "A brutal, relentless SF horror... gives a new spin to zombie flick conventions." -- Jonathan Wright BBC FOCUS "Moody makes no apology for his pulp influences, and nor should he. Take it as read then that this 28 Days Later-style tale of ordinary people becoming crazed with murderous rage and one family's desperate attempts to survive is longer on plot than anything else. Characters are little more than ciphers and the prose is sometimes inelegant, but there's something darkly charming about Mooyd's hurtling, sadistic enthusiasm for his story." THE LIST "Some thought-provoking questions are raised, taking Hater beyond the 28 Days Later/Survivors hybrid that it initially appears to be. Hater takes the reader on an uncomfortable journey but a powerful one." -- Paul Simpson DREAMWATCH "Moody's writing style is sparse with hardly a wasted syllable and as the plot progresses the clipped sentences and disjointed thinking really help the pacing, ramping things up until, as you get nearer the end, you're barreling along, right in the thick of it, unable to put it down until you reach the conclusion. Underneath all the hype, [David Moody] undoubtedly has the talent to back it up. 'Hater' is a cracking read." -- Robert Grant SCI-FI LONDON "In his evocation of fear and unease and the speed with which he grips you, he brings to mind old Brit horror writer James Herbert. And that is some recommendation." -- Paul Connolly LONDON LITE "The fact that the story is in parts ultra realistic and the characters so believable, makes the gory sci-fi angle even more terrifying. A dark, filmic thriller." THE BIG ISSUE
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About the Author
David Moody is the author of Dog Blood, Autumn and Autumn: The City. He grew up in Birmingham, England, on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. He started his career working at a bank, but then decided to write the kind of fiction he loved. His first novel, Straight to You, had what Moody calls "microscopic sales," and so when he wrote Autumn, he decided to publish it online. The book became a sensation and has been downloaded by half a million readers. He started his own publishing company, Infected Books. He lives in Britain with his wife and a houseful of daughters, which may explain his preoccupation with Armageddon.