Others

Others Nicholas Dismas is a Private Investigator but like no other that has gone before him He carries a secret about himself to which not even he has the answer He is hired to find a missing baby One that

  • Title: Others
  • Author: James Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780333761175
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nicholas Dismas is a Private Investigator, but like no other that has gone before him He carries a secret about himself to which not even he has the answer .He is hired to find a missing baby One that was taken away at birth Or was it His investigation takes him to a mysteriously located place called Perfect Rest It is supposed to be a nursing home for the eldNicholas Dismas is a Private Investigator, but like no other that has gone before him He carries a secret about himself to which not even he has the answer .He is hired to find a missing baby One that was taken away at birth Or was it His investigation takes him to a mysteriously located place called Perfect Rest It is supposed to be a nursing home for the elderly But is it Here Dismas will discover the dark secret of the Others And in an astonishing and spectacular finale he will resolve the enigma of his own existence .

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    1. James Herbert

      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 copies worldwide As an author he produced some of the most powerful horror fiction of the past decade With a skillful blend of horror and thriller fiction, he explored the shaded territories of evil, evoking a sense of brooding menace and rising tension He relentlessly draws the reader through the story s ultimate revelation one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside His bestsellers, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, HAUNTED, SEPULCHRE, and CREED, enhanced his reputation as a writer of depth and originality His novels THE FOG, THE DARK, and THE SURVIVOR have been hailed as classics of the genre.

    178 thoughts on “Others”

    1. Upon his death a movie star handsome man jumps at the chance when offered another life to redeem himself from living such a selfish and vain life. He will have no memory of his current life and will return horribly disfigured. As the story unravels the purpose behind his deformities become relevant and he must do whatever he can to stop the gruesom horror that he uncovers. A good thriller with a original story.


    2. This is my second novel by James Herbert, and I'm proud to say this one gave me a nightmare. Why am I proud to say this? I read a lot of Koontz and King and love a good thriller and naturally enjoy a bit of a fright! It's hard for a writer to make the reader 'jump' or 'get the creeps' and for me it's the mark of a great author and an excellent book! It certainly gets the adrenalin pumping and the mind racing into the wee hours.It follows that there is a skill in making a reader cry but first and [...]


    3. I'm liking James Herbert more and more the more I read him. This book was a powerhouse and not just by sheer volume. It was creative, well written and (as the author intended accodring to his afterword) very very disturbing. The book starts off with a fascinating premise, then progresses as a detective story with a very original and atypical protagonist, it does have some supernatural moments, but the geniune horror of the plot comes from the evil that men can do. The finale stretched out over t [...]


    4. My friend and I decided to read this book together after reading the synopsis. It sounded like it would be a dark and disturbing read. Well that it was, among other things. Although I did enjoy it, I did not love it.SynopsisNicholas Dismas is a Private Investigator, but like no other that has gone before him. He carries a secret about himself to which not even he has the answer . . .He is hired to find a missing baby. One that was taken away at birth . . . Or was it?His investigation takes him t [...]


    5. ok. im going to be totally unfair in this review. see, i have this extra karma chip of "free unfairness" that's expiring soon, so i have to use it, like right now. because.(spoiler alert). ARGW$%*AG&&*^^*HRUEG$*#@!!!!!!! FREAKIN' PORN????!!!!! ok that felt totally good to scream, perhaps i should have not done it at work, ah wellbut seriously. SERIOUSLY. the nazi-ish doctor bought and engineered (shocker) severely (and almost x-men-y) deformed creatures/people not for like a super race ( [...]


    6. An exploration into the depths of human depravity, where science crosses into sadism, in a world where broken souls in twisted flesh struggle along the path of pain towards the brass ring of redemption and peace.A novel of unparalleled emotional power, this one will leave even the most jaded heart shaken to it's core.


    7. Excellent book= horrifying, sad, funny, poignant, mysterious. Wow I really like Nicholas Dismas. I wish there were more featuring this character.


    8. James Herbert goes from strength to strength with this complex, deeply absorbing, realistic and gripping tale which is parts supernatural horror, part mystery, part thriller, all pretty sick. It’s very well written and certainly has the edge over recent books by Stephen King I’ve read. This is not to say that the story is flawless; far from it. Herbert uses a distinctive style which will be off-putting to some readers : the slow-burn. The first two thirds of the book is extremely slowly pace [...]


    9. Ughnsidering not bothering to finish this book. I'm almost halfway through and the plot hasn't even begun to show itself in any form. The main character is a deformed hunchback private investigator, which is pretty cool, but the author likes to mention his deformities and shame as often as possible. This could definitely be an interesting avenue to go down, but it's totally ham-fisted here, as are the constant drug references's just awkward, like listening to your parents joke about "smoking som [...]


    10. So even though I am a HUGE horror fan, this was my first James Herbert I believe. I did enjoy the way he wrote, I think he has a deft skill in providing the situation and characters in a detailed way. However he is somewhat clumsy in structure and the book was needlessly long. Saying that I did enjoy it, even if it started to take a troubling path towards the end. One particular element I can pick out to say was decent about the story was his involvement of Brighton. I did live there a while bac [...]


    11. Everyone deserves a second chance, the underpinning emotion throughout the book can one who has lived a life of sin be redeemed through a second chance? Others seems to show that even one corrupted soul can be redeemed by living a life as one of those he previously mocked - a cruel, yet ingenius, twist of irony, which plays out for the betterment of our protagonist's fate through the morally correct choices he makes in his second life.In good ol' Herbert fashion this book isn't without it's spin [...]


    12. To start off, Nick Dismas is one of the most unique characters I have come across. **if you haven't read this, I'm not going to add anymore**What starts out looking like a mystery in a search of a missing son for a clientturns into anything but. What Dis finds in an upscale nursing home, is unimaginable. This is a creepy, disgusting and sad story rolled in to one. What made it even more of a creepy story, was Mr. Herbert's end note. Based on a true incident years ago in London.His last sentence [...]


    13. Awful, dont know why i bothered to finish it! The book is about a disfigured private detective looking for a presumed dead baby taken at birth from its mother. The investigation leads him to a Rest Home, where a mad doctor is experimenting on severely disabled children and a woman who becomes a love interest for the main character. At best, i'd say i think James Herbert was smoking something dodgy when writing this book! Its wacky!


    14. The best thing about the book was that I managed to finish it. But this is probably due to the fact that I veeeeery rarely put books aside. 'Others' was not a rewarding read - it was to much of a mix-up of good things and horrible things (in the literary sense). But the bad sides prevailed - to many cliches, to many mundane monologues I do not recommend it - it would be 3/10


    15. I was quite disappointed with this book, as I really love James Herbert he is such a talented author and I really loved the main character, but the book was just not my thing :(


    16. This is one of my least favourite James Herbert books. The premise of the story uplifting. After all don't we all want to meet our love ones again?




    17. Truly disturbing novel from Herbert! I've read a few others by Herbert and they have all been pretty good horror/thriller novels but he exceeded himself with this one. It tells the story of the redemption of Nicholas Dismas, a private investigator with a deformed body who describes himself as a monster. A client hires him to locate her missing son that she thought died during childbirth. At first, Dismas goes through the motions of an investigation but does not believe there is any chance of suc [...]


    18. From the opening pages, I thought I was on to a winner here: the prologue was a witty take on a damned soul in Hell, visited by two clueless angels who make him an offer he can't refuse. The narrator's anxiety to please his celestial guests (and not blow his last best chance to get out of Hell) is very funny. And then and then . Sadly, it seemed to me that Herbert was trying 'way too hard: "clever" asides, reminders in every paragraph that the narrator (unaware, except in inexplicable flashes o [...]


    19. Well What a weird book. I read it all and was entertained most of the time, but I can't help thinking this story was the result of the author patching up together several different ideas and unfinished/aborted projects.It's a rather surprising mixture of genres, and it also feels like it was meant for different audiences.So be prepared : you'll get awfully graphic horror scenes AND cheesy romantic meetings, snarky "noir" humor AND endless whiny rants about the harshness of feeling different. (I [...]


    20. I really enjoyed this book!I used to read a lot and after barely reading for two years i'm really surprised at how quickly i went through this. James Hebert is an author that I love reading from, his words make me travel somewhere else. I thought the concept of this book was really interesting and went in whithout knowing anything about it except the author. I was pleasently surprised and had no idea of how things would evolve.Would definitely recommend!


    21. 10 jours que je suis sur ce livre et je n'arrive plus à avancer. Je m'arrête à 71%, le surnaturel dans un thriller ça ne passe pas. L'histoire était vraiment intéressante au début mais là ca devient n'importe quoi.


    22. Overall good book. First half was a bit slow for me, couldn't get into it. My partner read it first and he kept telling me to carry on reading as it gets much better. I'm glad I did as second half was brilliant. James Herbert has great imagination.


    23. Books like Others really demonstrate the adaptive writing style of Britain's best contemporary horror writer. WHen he published his first novel The Rats in the 1970s, it stirred up controversy for its gruesome writing style. It is now (thankfully) seen as a horror classic and the writing style is praised as a necessary plot device for the brutality of the post-war inner city deprivation of the London that Herbert grew up in. Having just looked at his list of novels published to date has made me [...]


    24. The main story is pretty good, very disturbing. The framing narrative and protagonist's plight, it could have done without.


    25. A good horror book for what its worth, although, as usual with Herbert, this book is more than extreme -- its perpetually rancid. There were many times when I had to put it down due to the nature of the gore, which is expected from James, so I guess he is doing something right. As for the core plot element of this sanguinary bloodbath, is decent but very slow. Mystery and questions are the only thing that help us crawl through the 200 page slog before the real plot starts. The core of the novel [...]


    26. I’ve read a couple of James Herbert books before; Haunted, which I liked, Portent, which I thought was very average, and ‘48, which I tossed aside after thirty pages. That last encounter is probably the reason I haven’t picked up another Herbert title in years, but I took a chance on this one and I was pleasantly surprised.There aren’t many books I can think of which start off with our hero in Hell, or if not Hell, purgatory at least. In life he was one of the beautiful people; a movie s [...]


    27. It seems that every time I read an excellent James Herbert novel, a not so great one comes along in its wake. Others is the not so great kind, made all the more disappointing because I finished it only a few days after The Ghosts of Sleath which is superior in more ways than I can think of. The story behind Others is interesting enough but it was just so damn dull through most of the book. Some interesting things happen but I didn’t really get involved until the last quarter of the novel. That [...]


    28. "I moved the light on, dreading what else I might find, but somehow powerless to stop myself, horribly gripped by these macabre exhibits, repulsed by them, yet curious to see more, as if I were under their spell."This quote from the book describes exactly how I felt reading it. Horror stories that are disturbing, rather than gross, are much more effective and this was no exception. There was a distinct sense of being uncomfortable throughout, which I thought was great.The story begins like a nor [...]


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