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Download Domain AUTHOR James Herbert ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Popular E-Book, Domain by James Herbert There are many interesting things in this book isbn 9780451134714 format Paperback and others 351 pages and has a text language like EnglishAck and others 351 pages and has a text language like Engli. Rats rats everywhere giant mutant rats as big as dogs If postnuclear London wasn't bad enough for Steve Culver et al there are these giant mutant rats leftover from Herbert's previous two novels to deal with And rabid dogs and crazy people too Setting the story in a post apocalyptic world lets Herbert free himself from any of the kind of plausibility boundaries that held the previous two volumes in the Rat trilogy back Herbert can just let his imagination go In addition Herbert's prose and metaphor have improved significantly beyond the see spot run that marred particularly the first volume The RatsPage turning thrills and decently drawn characters he's still not as good as King or McCammon make the rollercoaster a fun ride Throw in a little anti war anti government trashing and you've got a pretty good entertainment here Herbert also forgoes the salacious matters that caused the earlier novels to wander a littleThis Centipede Press edition follows the original 1985 US text while most versions still in print follow later revisions that well have words but aren't necessarily better This goes for the current e book and Audible editions The edition itself is beautifully produced with nasty little illustrations here and there and a great dust jacket

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First published back in 1984 James Herbert’s novel ‘Domain’ formed the third and final full length novel to his classic ‘rats’ trilogy although a graphic novel entitled ‘The City’ was later released in 1993 which followed on with the storylineIncorporating a formula that should have guaranteed to produce nothing short of a classic splatterpunk novel from the godfather of the subgenre; not only was Herbert laying down the long awaited third part to his hugely successful ‘Rats’ series but he was also once again visiting the post apocalyptic setting that was so well realised within his 1975 novel ‘The Fog’ and then later again in his 1996 novel ’48The tale begins with the unleashing of five nuclear weapons upon the busy streets of England’s capital city of London With the city now reduced to rubble and the highly toxic fallout dust still in the air a small group of survivors have found refuge in one of the many underground government bunkers that are dotted around the citySteven Culver a helicopter pilot before the long dreaded nuclear conflict is one of the few lucky survivors to be within the protective underground walls of the bunker Outside of government personnel and telecommunication maintenance workers Culver is one of the only civilians to find himself within the bunker’s confines after helping Alex Dealey a government official whose job it is to inspect the bunkersUpon locating the secret entrance to the underground bunker Culver and Dealey encounter a horde of giant black rats lurking in London’s underground subway Culver manages to help the temporarily blinded Dealey into the safety of the secret bunker whilst also rescuing the sole survivor of the recent rat’s massacre a young female by the name of Kate GarnerInside the bunker the survivors wait out the following weeks until finally now that the radioactive fallout dusk would have dissipated somewhat an exploratory team is sent out of the bunker and into the deserted streets above What they are greeted by is a world that has been torn apart The streets that confront them are little than rubble littered with the rotting corpses of the dead The only signs of life are from roaming rabid animals or the dying remnants of people suffering from exposure to the radioactive after effects of the nuclear falloutHowever lurking in the shadows with the knowledge that humanity has now been brought to its knees the giant black rats are ready to take their revenge on those that have oppressed their lives for so long The black rats are hungry for human flesh once againFrom the very first pages Herbert throws the reader head first into the chaotic and terrifying final moments before London is hit by a devastating nuclear attack Herbert switches viewpoint a number of times showing these final moments through a host of different characters eyes until we finally settle upon the characters of Culver and Dealey These intense first pages hit the reader like a sledgehammer setting down the whole apocalyptic scenario with an unrelenting barrage of devastationHerbert maintains the pace unleashing the first of many rat attacks that are eual in scale to those found in the previous two novels Carnage continues until our principal characters have made it into the relative safety of the underground bunker where the novel sadly begins to lose its thrust When the exploratory team first look upon the ravaged streets of London Herbert paints a haunting post apocalyptic picture that screams with an eerie and tense atmosphere However with this over the ensuing flooding of the bunker simply drags on with page after page of supposedly desperate action that ultimately begins to become dull and monotonous The rat attacks although each one is utterly savage somehow begin to become almost as repetitive as the constant ‘flooding’ scenes Surprising as it sounds the novel finds itself at this stage seriously slipping towards becoming a tedious readWith the numbers of survivors cut down to an easy to handle grouping Herbert now takes the tale to the ravaged streets of London which successfully injects a much needed shot of adrenaline into the storyline Although the threat of the rats is still uite present Herbert plays with the post apocalyptic scenario to bring a new threat to the small survivors; in the way of a marauding gang of survivors happy to take what they want without any retributionThe pace once again picks up here with Herbert stepping on the throttle until the final scenes are acted out within another governmental secret bunkerOne surprising inclusion to the novel is the small short stories that show the final days for a number of unrelated survivors These miniature tragic tales are snippets of pure post apocalyptic fiction that are sure to please any fan of the subgenre One such story details the final days of a loner who in his very own personal underground shelter comes to an ironic death Laced with black comedy this short tale remains one of the surprising highlights of the bookAlthough action packed from early on Herbert seems to have lost his nerve for the gut wrenching nasty moments that were so predominant in his earlier work The carnage is still there but of a watered down fashionThe love interest between Culver and Garner is also too wooden and predictable Although Herbert avoided the inclusion of his usual pointlessly graphic sex scene the relationship between the two characters is still too cliued and downright cheeseyThe final section of the books plays out like a cross between Gregory A Douglas’ 1980 novel ‘The Nest’ and the final seuences from James Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster ‘Aliens’ However Herbert keeps up the pace delivering a final set of chapters that are sure to keep each and every reader perched on the edge of their seatAll in all the novel was set to be another splatterpunk masterpiece from the godfather of the subgenre However somewhere down the line Herbert seems to have lost track of the passion for this work and instead has produced a weaker final installation into the ‘Rats’ trilogy This said ‘Domain’ does still deliver a number of impactful scenes and ultimately concludes wellThe book runs for a total of 421 pages and was originally published by New English Library

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Domain AUTHOR James HerbePopular E Book Domain by James Herbert There are many inter. James Herberts third book in the Rats saga after The Rats and Lair and how would Domain measure up to those two aforementioned books I absolutely loved The Rats and aside from the ending of Lair I loved that book too so was wondering how things would unravel in this affairSet a few years after the events of Lair the threat of nuclear war is all too real and after a series of deadly bombs go off in London destruction and panic then set in as one would expectThe main protagonist of the story is Steve Culver and after he rescues civil servant Alex Dealey whom it turns out knows the way to a secret government bunker Steve had to guide and direct Alex who it seems his vision has taken a turn for the worse following the explosions and the two begin to rely on each otherAs the populace is in complete disarray the rats are once again making their move sensing the human race in the cities are under threat the rats sense they are no longer the force they were so they are far brazen in their attacksCulver against the wishes of Dealey sees a woman under attack from the vicious creatures and decides to intervene and help the lass creating a bond between them making up for something he blamed himself for years priorThis was an interesting read however it is longer than the first two novels I also found the nuclear plot an interesting concept unfortunately for me a lot of this book plods along at a snails pace apart from Culver there isn't many other interesting characters and a lot of the plot is them holed up in bunkers it did have its moments though and maybe it's just me as I noticed a lot of people seem to have this as their favourite of the saga so maybe I will give it a re read and hopefully my outcome changes but at the moment it's definitely my least favourite of the Rats series25 Stars ⭐⭐