"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, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 & 2

"A lucid approach to the state of fear in which we live in and a spine-chilling fable about its utmost consequences... Be careful with HATER, chapter by chapter it will make its way into your soul till it finds the seed of evil that lurks within."--J.A. BAYONA, director, The Orphanage, Hater

"Powerful and well-written."--S.M. STIRLING, author of Dies the Fire, The Scourge of God

"HATER touches something universal and truly scary--the little voice in all of our heads that tells us the difference between 'us' and 'them'. Subtly drawn, engrossing characters take us inside a landscape of paranoia and fear."--DAVID WELLINGTON, author of Monster Island, 99 Coffins, Vampire Zero

“David Moody spins paranoia into a deliciously dark new direction. [He] is one scary guy.”--JONATHAN MABERRY, author of Ghost Road Blues, Patient Zero

"David Moody's HATER is a brutal, eerie, and hugely entertaining novel that grips you with its grim and nihilistic attitude from page one. The attention to detail used to paint an average man's often frustrating life is as disturbing as the bloody violence that follows, giving us one of the year's most readable nerve-shredders."--TOM PICCIRILLI, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Midnight Road, A Choir of Ill Children

One day Danny McCoyne’s life tends toward the humdrum: job, family, the usual. The next day, suddenly, without warning or explanation, people are turning into killers, murdering their loved ones, attacking perfect strangers. Soon Danny is trying desperately to keep his family safe, while all around him society seems to be self-destructing, as ordinary men and women turn into animals, filled with hate and violence. This is a truly frightening book because, like Danny, we’re constantly scrambling to process what’s going on. Moody, who self-published the novel in 2006, writes as though his novel were a zombie movie, and readers familiar with the genre will have no difficulty seeing, in their mind’s eye, the rapid dissolution of society played out in front of them. (Is it purely a coincidence that the protagonist has the same first name as Danny Boyle, director of the movie 28 Days Later, whose zombielike creatures were infected with something that filled them with uncontrollable rage?) It’s a risky undertaking, giving literary form to a type of story that is traditionally told in pictures, but Moody completely pulls it off. The movie rights to the book have been sold, and it’ll be interesting to see if the film is as good as the novel. It’s hard to imagine how it could be. David Pitt - Booklist (starred review) 15 Dec 2008

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. If you are a fan of I Am Legend, George Romero's Dead series, or any post-apocalyptic fiction, then this is a new and original approach to the genre that you will love from the very start. But be warned, this book is not for the faint-hearted. The Bookseller - Jan 2009

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