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Book Title: The Fear|
The author of the book: Charlie Higson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 429 KB
Date of issue: September 13th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780141325057
Read full description of the books The Fear:What are you afraid of? Drowning, fire, suffocation, abandonment, being eaten alive, having your head used as a centerpiece? Well…all that and more can be found in Charlie Higson’s world. *grins* I love this man!
The Fear, fun, and action picks up five days before the end of the previous book, The Dead. Mr. Higson has been playing with the timeline all along, but this story just fit and locked into place with the previous books like a key in a lock. Beautiful, bloody storytelling! With patience, power, detail, and oh-I-see-now revelations-- everything comes together. Brilliant! :) Let’s dive back in to a world where every adult over the age of 16 is out for blood! Kid blood!
This story focuses on DogNut, Courtney, and a small group of kids determined to step out from behind the walls of “safety” to explore, hunt, and search for new kids and old friends. Restlessness and the need to know propel the gang across London to hook up with other bands of kids and settlements.
”It’s safe here, but I been feeling more and more boxed in lately. All we do is get from one day to the next. I’m taking control of things. Hitting back. Not letting the sickos rule my life.”
DogNut was not one of my favorite voices from the last tale, but he certainly has a unique, memorable, and hilarious style and way of expressing himself. He can make me smile one minute and groan the very next. Haha…You can never predict what will come out of that boy’s mouth. Can DogNut lead, protect, and make the decisions necessary to survive though? He will need all his strength, courage, and every trick in his bag to survive the horrors in the streets of London. Hold on! It is going to be a wild, bloody, gore filled ride!
One of my favorite aspects of Higson’s writing is the way he pulls together so many kinds of voices and perspectives. From kids to sickos, readers get to taste all sides. He is constantly changing the view. One minute we are down on the street laughing and poking fun with the kids as they pick their way through the rumble of London. Then *BAM* readers are floors above the same gang looking down—watching as a horde of grownups push, drag, and drool along to surround the kids. From laughing to stomach dropping shock in a blink of an eye! Truly stunning. The suspense, action, running, twitching, decaying, and blood splatter never stop! Your heart will be racing along with the action!
My reading heart falls in love with plots, villains, heroes, lovers, and endings almost every day. :D But I can’t remember the last time I wanted to latch on to one scene and profess my undying devotion. There is a chapter here that I want to carve out, hold it up to the heavens and say—See this! This is perfect! The Collector. *bows head in creepy awe* The first time DogNut’s gang falls into The Collector’s den of horrors and STUFF is unforgettable. I sucked in a breath and never let it out until I needed air to swear and shout—“GET OUT OF THERE.” The suspense, fear, filth, and horror will leave you breathless and grossed out. I actually got up and washed my hands after this scene. A powerful chapter in my reading life I will treasure. Do you want to know what The Collector collects? *shivers*
Sorry I know I’m gushing all over the place. So let me get one point in at least. Haha… This story is layer after layer of life, history, loyalty, courage, power, and friendship. My heart kept pulling out one thread over and over though—We can’t do it alone. Whether life is full of zombies or not, life is too hard, cold, and lonely without love, friends, and support to help us along the way. This story is filled with death, but it pulses with life. Pages and moments chock full of heart shattering pain and decisions, but also hope and love. Friends holding on to friends. Never giving up. Searching for more. This supposed upside down world, where psychos rule, grownups literally fall apart, and kids show tremendous strength every single day filled my heart with love, disappointment, pride, pain, and hope. Everything life is about.
All that said, you would think the blood, chunks of flesh, brains, and buckets of ooey-gooey fun would be what gave me a true *chill* here. But really one line got through my hardened horror wall of defenses. One line sent cold, cold shivers dancing down my spine and straight to my heart….
”What difference will one more day make?”
I am dazzled and addicted! Can’t wait for more. I am waiting by the door until the next book comes from across the pond….waiting, waiting, waiting!
Favorite DogNut insult:
“skonky ratburger” hehe…Huh? :D
This one actually made me “eewww”.
“foul cocktail of bodily fluids”
Read information about the authorHigson was educated at Sevenoaks School and at the University of East Anglia (where his brother has taught since 1986 and is now a professor of film studies) where he met Paul Whitehouse, David Cummings and Terry Edwards. Higson, Cummings and Edwards formed the band The Higsons of which Higson was the lead singer from 1980 to 1986. They released two singles on the Specials' 2-Tone label. Higson then became a plasterer before he turned to writing for Harry Enfield with Paul Whitehouse and performing comedy. He came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show (1994-2000). He worked with Whitehouse on the radio comedy Down the Line and is to work with him again on a television project, designed to be a spoof of celebrity travel programmes.[1:]
He worked as producer, writer, director and occasional guest star on Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) from 2000 to 2001. Subsequent television work has included writing and starring in BBC Three's Fast Show spin-off sitcom Swiss Toni. He is currently starring in Tittybangbang series 3 on BBC Three and has appeared as a panellist on QI.
He published four novels through the early to mid 1990s which take a slightly dystopian look at everyday life and have a considerably more adult tone than his other work, with characters on the margins of society finding themselves spiraling out of control, leading him to be described by Time Out as 'The missing link between Dick Emery and Brett Easton Ellis' [2:]
In 2004, it was announced that Higson would pen a series of James Bond novels, aimed at younger readers and concentrating on the character's school-days at Eton. Higson was himself educated at Sevenoaks School where he was a contemporary of Jonathan Evans, current Director General of MI5. The first novel, SilverFin, was released on 3 March 2005 in the UK and on 27 April 2005 in the U.S. A second novel, Blood Fever, was released on 5 January 2006 in the UK and 1 June in the U.S. The third novel, Double or Die, was published on 4 January 2007 having had its title announced the day before. The next, Hurricane Gold, came out in hardcover in the UK in September 2007.[3:]In this year he also made a debut performance on the panel show QI. His final Young Bond novel, By Royal Command, was released in hardcover in the UK on the 3 September 2008.[4:]
Charlie has signed a deal to pen a new series of children's books for Puffin. According to the author, "They are going to be action adventures, but with a horror angle
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