on January 20, 2012
I love David Moody's books and usually thouroughly enjoy sitting down and devouring each book and come away very, very satisfied.
Unfortunately, I didn't with this one. The third installment of David's "Haters" series, "Them or Us" continues the story of a post-apocaliptic England where a virus has swept the country and the world causing individuals to turn on their friends and family. The virus causes each person to see anyone who is not infected as a potential threat and the need to emliminate each threat no matter who it is.
This book follows the lead character, Danny McCoyne, as he tries to survive in a world where unaffected "humans" are becoming few and far between. So what happens to a bunch of violent killers when there is no more enemy to kill?
Danny spent the first 2 books looking for his infected daughter which gave the reader something to relate to Danny with and want to follow him on his journey through this wasted land. But, "Them or Us" doesn't have that hook to keep you wanting to know what happens next. When the main character has pretty much given up and has absolutely no forward momentum it makes for a hard slow read.
Where David Moody's Autumn series and his first 2 books in the Haters series all snap along at an amazing pace and even in the slower parts, the characters keep you interested, it's just not here for some reason.
For me, it was a bit of a let down but I always tell people, "That's just me" You need to read it for yourself and no matter how I felt about this one book, David Moody is an amazing writer and you really need to pick his books up. They are amazing!