by James Herbert
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PublisherNot Avail
Release Date2003-10 (added to CC 28 Jul 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank2,657,210
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.

Member Reviews
(6 Apr 2013)
What can one person say about a book telling the story of rats (repulsive to most people) evolving and preying on humans for their next feed in abundant force -from woman and man to child.

The story was engrossing from the prologue to the final page. James Herbert has a way of balancing story with action - often like an 80's horror story correctly executed - without letting you leave the edge of your seat once. I was enthralled by the brilliantly descriptive full-detail scenes of infant massacres caused by floods of rats as dogs bark frantically to protect them and mother becomes catatonic from the aftermath. All of this just being one of many brilliant paragraphs.

There is no doubt that James Herbert started the series of books off brilliantly with The Rats and my well be the best book in the three book series in my opinion.
(5 Jan 2013)
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