Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hater by David Moody

I am sure you have being seeing this a bit on the book blogging front, but I have to admit that I am intrigued. One: I like the concept. Two: Moody self published Hater in 2006 and now it is going to be a film produced by a fave of mine, Guillermo del Toro. Shiny gold stars to any who self publish. Three: I got picked to be part of the viral campaign for the book launch which is coming to bookshelves on the 17th of this month and that is just plain neat.


Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. The assaults are brutal, remorseless and extreme: within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied, vicious killers. There are no apparent links as a hundred random attacks become a thousand, then hundreds of thousands. Everyone, irrespective of gender, age, race or any other difference, has the potential to become a victim - or a Hater. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes and, increasingly, afraid that at any moment their friends, even their closest family, could turn on them with ultra violent intent. Waking up each morning, no matter how well defended, everyone must now consider the fact that by the end of the day, they might be dead. Or perhaps worse, become a killer themselves. As the status quo shifts, ATTACK FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER becomes the order of the day... only, the answers might be much different than what you expect....

In the tradition of H. G. Wells and Richard Matheson, Hater is one man’s story of his place in a world gone mad— a world infected with fear, violence, and HATE.

To read the first and second chapters go here.

I know I am intrigued. How about you?


Phantom of Pulp said...

This sounds very intriguing.

thebonebreaker said...

Very Cool!

I was going to enter a contest to win a signed copy of this book, until I realized it was for UK residents only :-(

I am definitely looking forward to this one!