If you know the name David Moody, it's either because you've read his kick-ass books or you saw me blog about his last book, HATER. I liked HATER a lot, and told ya so in that post, but as much as I liked it I just wasn't ready for the follow-up, DOG BLOOD.

While DOG BLOOD is the second in a series and continues the story, Moody's writing skill has increased ten-fold. I imagine he wrote most or all of HATER way back when he was learning how to do his thing, and penned DOG BLOOD many years after.

DOG BLOOD is one of the best apocalypse stories I have ever experienced. Better than anyone I've read, Moody captures the slow disintegration of our society entering a new dark age. He plays games with the speciation of mankind, and in projecting humanity's successor he pretty much nails what it is to be "human" right on the head. I got chills reading this book, because every word of it rang heavy with "yep, that's pretty much what would happen when the shit not only hits the fan, but clings to the blades and air-dries there."

I'm not going to tell you much of the story, because I really can't without spoiling it. So, I will tell you this, if you like my books, go buy HATER and DOG BLOOD and read them in succession. If you've already read HATER, DOG BLOOD is in your must-consume pile.

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good book indeed

I've read both books and Dog Blood was much better then Hater. I was kinda sad it was so short.

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Cross pollination...

 

It's a beautiful thing. :)

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Sounds like a good read.

It's another one to stick on my TBR list.

Thanks for the recommendation Scott.

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Scribbles down note to self....

Must read hater, and Dog blood...

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good news

i bought my wife hater for mother's day (i know that sounds f'ed up), but i haven't gotten around to reading it yet. saw dog blood was out too and grabbed that as well.  something to look forward too

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Picked up Hater and Dog Blood yesterday

wasn't easy though. Found Dog Blood in the sci-fi section then almost put it back because I couldn't find Hater. Finally found it in the General Fiction section
So far i'm on page 115 of Hater and really digging it! And good news, it's gonna be a trilogy with Them Or Us published next year

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