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The unmissable new action-thriller from one of the biggest names in British fiction -- the No 1 bestselling author of The Ghosts of Sleath, Haunted, The Magic Cottage and The Rats. As millions of reade...

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“1948”

published 17/04/2005

Very Gripping, good descriptions

Hours of sleep lost!

JAMES HERBERT - '48 ------------------------------- James Herbert has been writing horror fiction for many years now, with such classics as "the Rats" and "Haunted" to name just a couple, these books have pushed him to the forefront of British horror and rightly so. Up until recently I didn't...

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Excellent

Tense, action packed, thought provoking, imaginati...

Left me wanting more.

The action kicks in straight away with Hoke and his dog Cagney trying to escape from a gang of about 60 Blackshirts who had discovered one of his secret hideaways in London, Buckingham Palace no less. The description of Hoke dodging shots while whizzing along corridors and bumping down carpeted...

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“'48 - 28 Days Later in WWII”

published 07/05/2007

Incrdibly easy to read, and less supernatural than...

Disturbing scenarios... what he does best!

I hope to do this James Herbert review more justicve than I did his last! I encountered this book in the none-to-glamorous venue of my local Post Office. Seeing that it was only £2.95, I thought, why not? I had enjoyed the last Herbert book I had read, and I had heard elsewhere that he had...

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Satisfactory

“'48 Fails To Launch”

published 21/08/2006

action, adventure, description

shallow, two dimensional characters, unoriginal, c...

I was looking for something to read, anything really, it being the summer holidays there's not a lot to do, and so I stumbled across James Herbert's '48 at my local market book store; a snip at 95p. I picked it up and examined the cover. The first thing I noticed was that the author's name was...

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Excellent

Intriguing storyline, well-written and engaging

Some characters could have done with some more dev...

This review is of the military horror novel "'48" by James Herbert, first published in 1996. Without giving away too much of the plot itself, the basic essence of the book is about a London where the allies didn't win the war. Instead the Germans were able to send V2 missiles to attack the city...

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Excellent

“Untypical Herbert”

published 30/09/2001

Good read, greate departure of usual Herbert ficti...

To some extent you keep expecting anti-German sent...

This is a fantastic departure from the paranormal horror that Herbert is renowned for. 48 is based in, yes you've got it, London in 1948, lets just say the Allies didnt entirely win the war because of Hitler unleashing the Blood Death, a typr of biological germfare. The main character Hoke...

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Super

“transfusion”

published 01/03/2001

you do get caught up in it

not entirely original

I read this a few months ago and quite enjoyed it. It is the first book by James Herbert that I have read. The story concerns the survivor of a Nazi attack at the end of World War II. Realising that he is losing the war, Hitler unleashes the 'Blood Death' which kills off most of the population of...

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Super

“Death in mass numbers.”

published 29/04/2004

Action packed with a great story line.

Perhaps slightly too fast paced.

Hang on, some sort of massive disease has spread through London and many other towns and cities and has wiped out nearly the entire population of Britain. What's worse, only a handfull of the population have survived the disease. The star of the book is called Hoke. He has the rare blood type...

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Excellent

“'48 My experience”

published 01/07/2006

Scary, Gripping, Well Written in true Herbert styl...

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I am a massive Herbert fan and to be honest when reading the back of this book, I thought it wasn't something I would be interested in. The story relates to the war and the aftermath, to which I know very little of as I never was a big fan of history! I bought the book as I love Herbert and have...

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Excellent

“James Herbert - '48”

published 24/06/2006

Full of action, Adventure and emotion ! a fantasti...

There are no disadvantages to opening your mind to...

The chase is On stop and you Die...................... This is the most impressive James Herbert book I have ever read! (and I have read them all) The story is set in 1945 with the main character being Hoke an American Pilot unleashed to help Britain. London is just debris after 3 years of...

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