The world is dying. An abhorrent epidemic is sweeping the globe, destroying everything it touches. Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease. Within hours even the healthiest people are transformed into hideous, germ-spewing creatures. They hunt out the uninfected in their tens of thousands, their sole purpose to continue spreading the infection.
On a recently-built housing development on the outskirts of a large city, one man will stop at nothing to protect his family from the coming storm. Stuart has been one step ahead of the game from the beginning. His garage is stocked high with supplies, the doors and windows of his home fortified, weapons held ready in case of attack.
With each passing minute, there are more and more infected surrounding the house. With each passing minute, Stuart and his family have less food and water available. Some time very soon, the balance of power will inevitably shift.
But Stuart won’t give up on his family, no matter what the cost.
Happy Tuesday and welcome to my Trailer and Teaser Talk, not only am I a massive fan of books but I'm also a huge fan of movies. Each week I'll post a trailer of a movie that I'm dying to watch. One of my favorite actors of all time is Denzel Washington, this week I've come across his next movie, The Equalizer.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall's desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment
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THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL
Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning. The assaults are brutal, remorseless and extreme: within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people are becoming maddened, vicious killers.
There are no apparent links as a hundred random attacks become a thousand, and then thousands, right across the country. Everyone, irrespective of gender, age, race, sexuality or any other difference, has the potential to become a victim - or a Hater. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes and, increasingly, afraid that at any moment their friends, even their closest family, could turn on them with murderous intent.
By the end of today you could be dead. By the end of today you could be a killer. Attack first, ask questions later . . . but the answer might not be what you expect . . .
Not your typical zombie novel, Hater is a thrill ride and will have you on the edge of your seat begging for more. The main protagonist is Danny McCoyne, a man who hates his mundane, peanut paying job, his wife and at times his kids; he also hates his father-in-law who openly detests him. He’s a miserable man and to begin with this can be quite frustrating, that’s until his world is turned upside down by the Hater virus. A virus that turns people into paranoid psychopaths who brutally murder those who aren’t infected.
Some of the scenes describe by Moody are truly disturbing and vicious, “Someone shuffles out of the way and I can see that there’s a child attacking her. A girl of maybe eight or nine, no older, is virtually sitting on top of her, punching her and pulling her hair. Jesus, in one hand she’s got a tin of food and she’s using it to batter the woman. She lands the tin on her forehead and it immediately swells up in a bloody red welt. The woman is screaming and crying and… and bloody hell, she’s shouting out the girl’s name. Is she being beaten by her own daughter?” In this new world where violence is prevalent and almost everyone wants to kill you, can Danny become the man who can save his family from the virus?
The story takes a truly unexpected twist that blew my mind, it sets it apart from the rest of the zombie books and makes it unique and all that more terrifying. (SPOILER ALERT!)
We follow Danny and his family as they try their best to survive and not get infected or killed by those who are. The story takes a turning point when Danny becomes one of them, the haters. We are then experiencing the world from a Haters perspective, one of raw rage and hate towards those who aren’t, full of paranoia and violence. The mind-set of the Hater is truly disturbing, “Until now we’ve discriminated against each other according to race, religion, age, gender and just about every other differentiation imaginable. Look around you tonight and you’ll see that those differences are gone. Now, to put things as simplistically as possible, there is just “us and “them”, and it is impossible for us to coexist. We have no alternative but to fight, and we must keep fighting until we have wiped them out.” It make you want to read on and see how Danny can reunite with the rest of his family and whether or not the Hater virus will lead him to destroy those he loves.
The first book by Moody I have read and I’m glad I did, a master at describing situations that make your skin crawl, that make you want to close the book and lock it away but unable too because of the intense and exhilarating story plot. An author able to create characters you can relate too and then transport you into these situations. A great read that had me buying the next in the series, Dog Blood, straight away. An excellent read and highly recommended for those who like the horror and zombie genre.
Every Monday I'll be sharing with you the books I've come across that really make me want to read. If you've read them, then tell me what you think, should I read or should I avoid? This week it's a book that's been describes as "The Passage meets Ender’s Game". The 5th wave by Rick Yancy is rated Number 1 in the The Best 'End Of The World As We Know It' Reads list on Goodreads.
The 5th Wave, Rick Yancy
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
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