OMFG fucking rats and this time these 2ft critters are now climbing trees and launching leapfrog style ninja attacks Lesson 1 Stay in built up areas to avoid potential of vermin dropping from trees in surprise ambushes One of these mutant rats will of course go on to rescue and train the teenage mutant ninja turtles but that s another tale set a few years in the future Ok, to the story, the rats that survived the gas attack from the first book decided a holiday was in order and disappeared for a few years to a sunnier climate and a welcoming atmosphere Back from their hiatus, they move into the basement of a deserted mansion in Epping Forest while tentatively eating local livestock and generally keeping a low profile Lesson 2 If your livestock starts inadvertently looking like roadkill then check all the basements and wear protective Nothing quite like reading a book where the whole plot is based just outside your doorstep Apart from that, this book blew my mind This is the second installment of James Herberts The Rats based five years later, after the carnage the rats caused in London they are back Bigger and bolder and much cunning than before I Absolutely loved this book Like most of James Herbert s book s I ve read so far I couldn t put it down Well worth the read. After the phenomenal debut of The Rats, how was James Herbert going to match the brilliance of the first novel, a tough task no doubt, but Herbert proves he is no one trick pony. Lair is set five years after the events of the terror of the black rats in London, measures have been taken by the government to ensure nothing like the terror of five years past can happen again, so any suspicious signs, just be reported to the right channels immediately, just to be on the safe side, right. We already know that the previous rats were not all wiped out before, and that they were patiently biding their time till the right moment, something is different about these rats, they have a master. On the outskirts of London, in Epping forest, slightly strange goings on with the wildlife occur, and after a particularly bad omen, it becomes clear something strange is goi This is the second in the famous Rats trilogy in fact there is a forth called the City written 10 years after Domain but thats a different story literally Anyway I digress this is part of my nostalgia tour of the early books and authors I read as I was getting in to reading while at school Being one of the earlier Herbert s the book is graphic, visceral and violent, just want an impressionable mind wants But seriously now such book may not have met the same fame as it did back then but none the less this is something specialBut why say that when it can be seen as exploitational, the characters stereotypical and the plot implausible, the answer is simple its sheer energy Remember this was written at the end of the 70s when trust me the Mutant White Rat Had Grown And Mated, Creating Offspring In Its Own Image They Dominated The Others, The Dark Furred Ones, Who Foraged For Food And Brought It Back To The Lair Now The Dark Rats Were Restless, And The White Slug Like Thing That Ruled Them Remembered The Taste Of Human ✓ read ↠´ Lair by James Herbert ✓ Flesh
The rats were fresher in THE RATS. The white rat that survived Herbert s first novel brings a whole new meaning to musophobia as it attacks humans and eats them Really chilling and creepy novel, definitely worth reading. â Lair ✓ I d been excited about reading The Rat series for quite some time, and although I wasn t crazy about the first book, I was eager to dive into Lair Personally, I enjoyed Lair a lot than I enjoyed The Rats. Lair takes place a few years after The Rats, dropping us back into the wonderful horror of the monstrous creatures It takes all the creepy aspects of the first book and amplifies them, taking what we were introduced to in the first book and making it even creepier It is than just the overgrown rats in this story, as the mutation we were introduced to at the end of The Rats also plays a role in this story As I said, the horror is amped up in this one. With a new set of characters and a new location, we re quickly pulled into this story I feel as though Lair had a bit depth to it than the first book whilst the first book had all the creep I could desire, I fai The second in the Rats trilogy, this middle book takes place five years after events in the first novel The Outbreak that plagued London was over, but the horror was about to begin again, this time in a forest preserve outside the city Epping Forest is about to be awash in blood and torn, mutilated bodies, but the real horror is worse than imagined. James Herbert is one of the best ever, bar none, and one of my all time favorites While, sadly, he passed away a few years ago, his backlist is required reading for horror fiction fans. Highest of recommendations. The rats are back and they are on top form. A very few managed to escape the cleansing of London, and moved to Epping forest to hide Four years have passed, they are still hiding and staying away from the humans that they fear, but they have reproduced and evolved The question is how long are they going to be able to resist to their craving for the human flesh Lair was written in 1979 It is and old school, rock solid horror book that still delivers. And I m really not into creature feature but I make an exception for James Herbert s rodents.
About The Author
James Herbert was Britain s number one bestselling writer a position he held ever since publication of his first novel and one of the world s top writers of thriller horror fiction He was one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty three other languages, including Russian and Chinese Widely imitated and hugely influential, his 19 novels have sold than 42 million