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What happens when you lose your body? Jim True knows. He has returned from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered and his body mutilated. No one can see him, no one can hear hi...

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Excellent

A fine book from a fine British Author

None of Note

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Few authors can write about life or death in such a dramatic and all encompassing way as James Herbert has in Nobody True. For this reason I number him amongst my favourite writers in the mystery and thriller genre...

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Good

Good story, fairly horrific

Twists aren't strong enough, not really pc

“I wasn’t there when I died. Really. I wasn’t. And finding my body dead came as a shock. Hell, I was horrified, lost, couldn’t understand what the fuck had happened.” James True is one third of the True, Guinane, Presswell enterprise that operates in the hurly burly world of advertising. Having...

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Satisfactory

“Nobody Worth The Time”

published 13/08/2006

It has James Herbert's name on the cover

Repetition, ponderous prose, obstructive footnotes

James Herbert has always ranked amongst my top three favourite authors. For a long time, Herbert was second only to Stephen King, but more lately Dean Koontz has taken over that mantel. For me, however, Herbert's ranking in my own personal list of "world's best authors" is steadily slipping. Many...

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Excellent

A Great Get Your Teeth into Read.

You Will Not Be Able To Put It Down.

Nobody True is James Herbert's 21st novel and doesn`t disappoint us with this proud selection in his masterpieces of, horror and Fictional writing. He always seems to be able to keep each and every new book fresh and new, with exciting new characters and events, usually building up into a...

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Excellent

“A True Masterpiece”

published 02/10/2003

Another Exciting Novel From An Excellent British W...

I Couldn't Put It Down!

Nobody True is James Herbert’s 21st novel and amazingly for somebody that has written so many best sellers Herbert has remained original and fresh. I have been reading James Herbert’s novels for about 12 years now and still eagerly await any new releases. This novel is truly original – at least I...

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Excellent

Well written, back to the old form

Some may find it a bit taxing

Take a big dollop of Fluke, a spoonful of Others, a pinch of The Dark and the tiniest drop of The Jonah, stir it up and you may well have James Herbert's new book 'Nobody True'. Or perhaps I'm being a little unfair on the whole thing, lets take a peek. Nobody True, (don't make the same mistake as...

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Good

“No Body, James True ?”

published 28/04/2004

Thought provoking

Bit hard going

Nobody True written by James Herbert. James True - a pretty average person,five-eleven tall,slimmish,good mid-brown hair,blue eyes, not bad looking. Average - quite ordinary really. Except he has O.B.E.'s (out of body experiences) The first time was due to a rather hot boiled potato that he over...

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Excellent

Credible characters, believable story of the fanta...

Couldn't put it down!

Some books just grab your attention straight from the start, and this is one of them. This book went everywhere with me until it was finished. I know another reviewer has already quoted the first line as his title, but you have to read the next couple of lines: I wasn't there when I died. Really...

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Satisfactory

“Ghost revisited”

published 10/07/2004

James Herbert

Not on form

J.H. makes an homage within the book to the movie Ghost, but it was far too similar for me to give it the praise that I see has been awarded by my fellow reviewers. This book for me was/is a good holiday book. I read it on the beach in Spain. I read it in 2 days, it was an easy read and it flowed...

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Super

Unusual body / soul possessions etc

Quite slow and boring at the beginning

This is a Shaun Hutson type gruesome horror. It starts off quite slow and boring... like a crime novel - trying to solve the mystery behind a murder. The unusual thing is that the detective is the murdered victim! Half-way through, the book it gets really twisted and has a very original storyline...

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Excellent

“James Herberts back on Form”

published 04/06/2004

Unusual story, Good Characters

Can't think of any

I had stopped reading James Herbert recently as like so many other authors (Steven King, John Grisham), I felt he'd really lost his way a bit and his books no longer sat on the edge of what be possible, but had fallen into the total squishy horror story. I had loved Creed, The Magic Cottage and...

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Good

“True story”

published 22/05/2004

Herbert really makes death come alive

opening chapters and background are a little overd...

As ever, Herbert comes up with some interesting and unexpected angles. Just when you reckon you know whodunnit, you discover...oops, wrong! The OBEs (out of body experiences) which give links to the past and the background to the story are overdone a bit in my humble view. I felt that Herbert...

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Excellent

Lots of detail and an immense story line.

It ends.

Nobody True is definately Herberts best book to date. The star character is called James True (Notice the title) and the book goes through a detailed study of his life as if it was written by the character. James True starts to experience OBE's, (Out of body experiences) and at first he is...

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Excellent

Guaranteed to give sleepless nights.

Vivid imaginations go into overdrive.

Nobody True should carry a warning: Not to be read by those of a spiritual disposition. The first quarter of the book lulls the reader into a false sense of comfortable readability until the gruesome death of our hero. As the reader progresses, it becomes clear Nobody True is hardly a novel for...

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Excellent

published 13/01/2009

I found this book an excelent read. Its very moving how a man copes when he dies and leaves his wife and daughter in the care of his so called best friend. It was a book found hard to put down.

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