The Rats – James Herbert


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.


I put out a plea recently on twitter for recommendations for scary books. This one got recommended to me more than once, so I thought why not, let’s give it a go…

I have never read a James Herbert before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect… It definitely delivered on the gore front and it also had a splattering of sex, odd backstories and some interesting characters.

I wouldn’t say I loved it, or that it scared me but I was interested in it and I did speed through it. It’s only 200 odd pages, so if in doubt, why not give it a go.

If you think you’re ok with rats, you might give them a second glance after reading this one!!

I rated this one a 3 stars out of five and am interested to see what other books he has written and will give some a go.


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