by David Moody
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575084674
Date: 19 February 2009 List Price £9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
This is an interesting one! Originally self-published in 2006 by author David Moody, Hater is described as a mix of 28 Days Later and I am Legend and is destined to be a major title in the Gollancz calendar for 2009. The novel has reached these dizzying heights largely due to the Hollywood flavour-of-the-month director Guillermo del Toro picking up the film rights but equally becuase it is a punchy and brilliantly written piece of apocalyptic fiction. Due to be published in Feb 09.
"... a remarkable and truly shocking novel, playing on the distrust, paranoia and suspicion of modern society. The horrific events play out both through the lives of its everything hero and in a series of powerful and disturbing vignettes which deliver the full extent of the horror raging across every corner of the country. Written with superb flair and emotional punch, Hater will haunt you long after the last page."