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another gritty book by James Herbert
48 - James Herbert
48 - James Herbert
Date: 31/01/02, updated on 31/01/02 (93 review reads)
Advantages: action, horror
Another book by the best horror author ever and this is one of my favorite books of all time. Just like james herbert to write a book about thousands of people dying.
The basic storyline is set in 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance. Hoke, an American pilot and one of a tiny minority with a rare blood group unaffected by the deadly disease, has survived alone among the debris and the dead of London for three years. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Facist Blackshirts believe their only hope is a complete transfusion of blood from one of Hoke's kind.
Ever more desperate as their deaths approach, they're after his blood. Running for his life, Hoke is rescued by other survivors and together they're pursued in a spectacular but deadly chase through London's ravaged streets and historic landmarks, reaching a dramatic and explosive climax at the top of Tower Bridge. What a brilliant story, eh?
This books, I think, is one of James Herberts best. This is quite an achievment as james Herbert has written many, many books:
The Rats (1974)
The Fog (1975)
The Survivor (1976)
The Spear (1978)
The Dark (1980)
The Jonah (1981)
The Magic Cottage (1986)
The Ghosts of Sleath (1994)
Anyway, this book combines breath taking action with spine tingling horror and a bit of romance. If you have read other books by James Herbert, then you will love this, if you haven't you will love it anyway. This book has a bit of adult content in but still it is a fantastic book to read and i completely recommend to anyone from the age of 15 years old and upwards.