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Written on: 21/04/2011
This book is incredibly well written and surpisingly scary but I just could'nt put it down
it's a great read and I would recommend it to everyone without hesitation… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2010 by DRAYTON26 (1 review written)
My dad first got me into James Herbert novels when I was about 19 or 20. And now at the age of 26 I have nearly got the whole collection but only read the first book which is The Rats, I have also started on the second The Fog.
Here is a short review which should give a feel of the book.
By an old house there was a disused canal. Forty year old homosexual Henry Guilfoyle was drinking himself to death after he had been a successful salesman and was ready to become an area manager at the… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2004 by Dreadlocksmile (358 reviews written)
Here we have James Herbert's first novel, The Rats, which became the founder of the splatter-punk horror genre. Herbert introduced the world to extreme splatter gore and unashamed violence in a style that has produced so many followers. With this one novel alone he has created a whole new aspect to horror novels that will later be saturated by up and coming influenced authors such as the likes of Shaun Hutson. But Herbert is the true master of the splatter punk novels. And this novel set it all… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/12/2002 by thewampster. (1 review written)
If you want to read James Herbert's best work then you have to go right back the begining in my view. His later novels seem to have either toned down a bit or lost some of the punch that made him a big name in horror fiction.
The Rats is Herbert's first and possibly best novel. Plotwise it is incredibly simplistic but it makes for the kind of page-turning action any horror fan can appreciate. Basically some rats have fed on contaminated grain and moved into the sewers of London. There they… Read Full Review