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Postby Tina » 17 Sep 2006, 12:24

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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:47

"I just finished reading Others last night. I loved every single page of it. Even though it's just a story I felt such compassion for Nick Dismas, the main character. Herbert's descriptions are just amazing and I was genuinely scared reading this book. The best I've read in a long time of any author. You must read it."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Lynda Burns - November 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:48

"So far I've only made it halfway through, I'm reading this book for a specialist study and am sure that I'll pass with flying colours with materials I have to write an essay."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Sean Black - November 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:49

"What a book! Recommended by my sister, I am now a dedicated fan. I couldn't put it down! The pure nature of the book had me hooked. I have just got his new book, Once...., and I can't wait to start it! Absolute class."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Laura Booth - October 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:49

"When I first started to read this book I was expecting a good book. What I got was something totally different yet much, much better than I dared hope. The attention to detail is incredible and the storyline itself, while disturbing, is realistic and moving.

This is the first James Herbert book I have read and if all his books are as good as this I'm sure I'll be a true fan."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Zero - July 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:50

"This book like all of James Herberts' books I was unable to put down. He keeps you in pure suspense throughout the book, wondering what the others are. I thoroughly enjoy reading James Herbert books and cannot wait for his new one to be released."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Julie Bell - July 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:51

"I have read this book twice and it is my favourite of the James Herbert books. It's the sort of book that keeps you guessing until the very end and the first time I read it I found it so difficult to put down."

Rating: *****
Submitted by David Parton - July 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:52

"I picked up "Others" out of confusion over the author's name being similar to another writer whom I fancy. What a mistake!"

"Initially, I was utterly disgusted at the premise of this repulsive, pervert-sympathetic outcast guttermouth imposing himself in society."

"But, out of ever-building enticing intrigue in the plight of the miscreant, I kept reading, succumbed by the distorted yet taintedly enticing storyline, finding myself both embarrassedly fascinated, yet blatantly repulsed -- a feeling itself that is exploited in the background of the story."

"If the author weren't so eloquent in his expounding of each hideously appalling detail, then I might have gotten through the book without such intensely horrifying jolts of shocking fright. Too much for a bloke like me."

Rating: *
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:53

"I'm only half way through this book its already starting to fill with suspense... who are the others? What are these trapped birds? It's a book I do not wish to put down. Only James Herbert can do this to you!"

Rating: *****
Submitted by Nicholas Mooney - March 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:54

"I finished this book just a week ago and couldn't put it down! I have read most of his books, including: The Rats, The Fog, Fluke, Shrine, The Magic Cottage, Sepulchre, Haunted, and The Ghosts of Sleath! I fell in love with his powerful novels after my first read, "The Magic Cottage"! Others was brill, and I was not at all disappointed! I have all of his books, not all read, so I'm happy..."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Hayley Evison - February 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:55

"I read this book not as a dedicated James Herbert fan, but as someone who picked up the book and considered it to be a good read. I was not disappointed. Whilst there are great chunks of the book that do not progress the story, the plot moves with speed once all is in place. I cannot help but make comparisons to Stephen King in that this book is so much more than what people will expect if judging the author by how he's better known; both authors can deliver more than just 'a horror story'. At time moving, Herbert offers us an insight into what it is like to live the life of one who does not fit in to the slot marked 'Normal'. Whilst some of the characters could have been more developed and, on some occasions, solid, the strong story soon overrides this."

"This is not a great book. This is not a classic book. It is however, a good book, a moving story, and a tale that will, for a while at least, leave you in thought of what a cruel world we live in."

Rating: ****
Submitted by Neil Jarvis - February 2001
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Postby Tina » 21 Sep 2006, 02:56

"This has to be by far one on his best books ever. I am 24 and have been a fan since I was 12. I was amazed by the use of imagery in describing the poor unfortunates in the cellar, victims of a sick and depraved person, who being a doctor is charged with looking after all our grannies, spine chilling. I gave my copy to a relative who was a big romance fan (not anymore). I am awaiting with baited breath for the next magical book."

Rating: *****
Submitted by Karen - February 2001
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Postby Tina » 28 Sep 2006, 03:04

The final realization of whats been going on at "Perfect Rest" hit me like a sledge hammer, utterly terrifying, the stuff of nightmares. Brrrrrrrrr,

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Postby Tina » 28 Sep 2006, 03:08

I've read all of the books and definitely found 'Others' to be the weakest. It took me three bouts, months apart, to finish and really I finished it more out of a sense of duty than pleasure. Maybe I'm callous but I found it incredibly difficult to relate to Nic Dismas as a hero (maybe therein lies the rub?). I've just finished 'Once' and was glad to see him returning to form!

Rating: *
Submitted by Bernie Rushworth - February 2003
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Postby Tina » 28 Sep 2006, 03:51

THe cliff notes on the back of this book warn you, you may never be able to sleep in an unlit room again, and......it was absolutely right! I was chilled to the bone as I read this and absolutely could not put it down. The story of these social misfits also touched me in a place I never knew.
Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating: *****
Submitted by Daniella Moon - May 2003
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