Landon (lakramer14) wrote in bookish,

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Review #10: The Rats

Book: The Rats by James Herbert
Pages: 188
Genre: Horror

Summary (from
For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time—suddenly, shockingly, horribly—the balance of power had shifted and the rats began to prey on the human population.

Review: A friend lent this to me--she's English and really into the whole horror scene. She compared James Herbert to Stephen King. By the time I finished the novel, I was disgusted that anyone could say such a thing. I think King has his ups and downs, his ins and outs, but THE RATS was worse than anything King could do if he were trying his hardest to write badly. Characterization? The most vivid characters were the rats themselves, and they were usually dead within a page. Plot? Nonexistent. Resolution? Don't even get me started--not that there's anywhere to start, seeing as there was no resolution. Please, Mr. Herbert. I won't even waste any more time reviewing.
Rating: 1/5 Stars


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