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{Review} Creed by James Herbert

by James Herbert
Published by Pan Books on 1990
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
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This book was a rocking good time! Any fan of 80’s style horror would dig this novel.

We have a paparazzo named Creed that is generally disliked. He is greedy, selfish and obnoxious. Thing is, you are rooting for him anyway. Mr. Herbert created a deeply flawed, but likable protagonist.

The best part, next to the 80’s pulp feel, is the humor. Herbert somehow manages to have you laughing, sometimes even in the midst of dire situations. Then there’s a few inside jokes; at one point Creed spots a rat and thinks: “Didn’t he read somewhere that rats were taking over the city? Good idea for a book there. Somebody ought to do it.” Anyone familiar with Herbert’s works chuckles right there.

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I’m not going to get into the plot, the description does that. I will say that this book stoked up my Herbert jones and I can’t wait to read more of his books. Highly recommended for fans of 80’s horror. For a good time, call Creed!

About James Herbert

James Herbert (8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013) was a best-selling English horror writer who originally worked as the art director of an advertising agency. A full-time writer, he also designed his own book covers and publicity. His books have sold 54 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 34 languages, including Chinese and Russian

I have an incurable book addiction and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I will buy a book based on its cover alone. I love promoting authors. I am... the Ultimate Reader.

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