Credulity is stretched just a little too far to make it an opus in my eyes. I'd seriously recommend it to just about anyone though - great read. I really enjoyed this book. Had a couple of issues - the author often repeated some information and the story didn't exactly take the course I'd love the most -, but overall really enjoyable and intriguing. I want to read more by Herbert. Dec 23, Michael Stretton rated it it was amazing. I don't read anywhere near enough books and when I have finished one I nearly always take time out for my other interests.
It's wrong I know and I'm missing out on so many good books - I'll put that right soon. Well Nobody True by James Herbert, it hits all the right chords with me. Maybe I see the books that I've read as being better that how others rate the book because I don't read often enough - but personally I think that the authors I read tend to write from an often twisted perspective The book - Nobody True I thought was an outstanding read another book that kept my attentions while I was not reading it.
The book is interesting from the start and it doesn't take long to pick up the pace and maintains it's interest throughout. The above description on the book is as the story goes about a guy who can have out of body experiences whenever he chooses. One night while in his hotel room during a business trip he lays on the bed and decides to have one of those experiences, gliding effortlessly through various walls, buildings and rooms where other people are. It just makes you wish that you could do that until of course he re-enters his hotel room to find out that his body is now dead and mutilated and he can no longer return to it.
From this point he now sets out on an amazing journey to find his his own killer and in quite bizarre circumstances. Such an easy to read and hard to put down book - truly outstanding. Great first line! My first read of James Herbert after many years. This was a really good book with a different idea. James True has the ability to leave his body and travel around watching people and visiting places he has never been. He has out-of-body experiences, OBE's, and has had them since he was child. It may sound great but there's a major problem. One night while James is out floating around town, having one of his OBE's, his body ends up being brutally mur "I wasn't there when I died".
One night while James is out floating around town, having one of his OBE's, his body ends up being brutally murdered and mutilated; now what?
This is a great story of good vs evil, family, and what we would do for those we love. Warning: it is violent and graphic and pretty gruesome and horrific. The bad in this book is pretty evil and disturbing. My only real negative is I found the author tended to repeat things often throughout this book. Some of the information felt too repetitive and left me thinking, "but I've already read these exact words". Other than that it was a solid read.
Feb 18, Lngway2go rated it it was ok. Unfortunately I was just never engaged The murder of the body of a man who is having an out of body experience was an interesting idea, but it quickly became apparent that this was just going to get frustrating - lots of can't do this, can't touch that.
Things get interesting towards the end as the tension builds for the finale, but it's too late to recapture what Herbert is normally good at. Hate to say it, but this was a pretty boring read. Dec 11, Denise Allen rated it it was amazing. I have been a James Herbert fan for years and loved this most unusual book. He has an easy-to-read style of writing and always makes good use of his excellent imagination.
I was afraid that the subject matter would pall but it steadily increased my interest until I could not put it aside for any length of time. It left me with much to think about. Brilliant book and excellent writing. Jun 04, Gaynor Powell rated it it was amazing. Mar 25, Lainy rated it really liked it.
This is exactly what he is doing when he is brutally murdered, fitting the killing of a serial murdered. Jim is still around, trying to figure out why he hasn't passed on and why he is drawn to the serial killers layer and whats more is the killer aware of him? This has a lot to this book, we have a serial on the loose, Jim's ability to OBE at will and a look back and when it all came about. His job, his life and then we look into the killer, as Jim follows the killer and experiences his life through his eyes.
How can he stop a killer, keep his family safe when no one can see him, he can't physically manifest and still needs to figure out why he is left behind, what is his purpose? The thing I loved about this book is, anytime I read a ghost story I always think Ghost, mediums, all the avenues you would try to be seen and heard.
Herbert examines these and more and explains why they would or would not work.
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He takes you on the emotive journey of not only a murder victim, a good guy, a family man but someone trying to work out how to fix things being in a horrendous predicament. You have no idea where the story is going to go and had I not been ill I would have sank this in one sitting. May 16, Robin rated it really liked it.
A typically pacey Herbert novel written in the first person from the view of a man who is murdered whilst having an out-of-body experience. The story expands from there, balancing his quest to find his killer with philosophical musings about the nature of the afterlife and the half-world he finds himself in. The murderer is suitably repellent, and the resolution owes a certain something to the Patrick Swayze film Ghost. The extensive footnotes were a bit intrusive at times, and the confusion exp A typically pacey Herbert novel written in the first person from the view of a man who is murdered whilst having an out-of-body experience.
The extensive footnotes were a bit intrusive at times, and the confusion experienced by the main character over identity when possession was taking place, whilst understandable did get a bit repetitive after a while. There were a number of twists and turns in the plot, some of which I saw coming and others which I did not. For fans of Herbert's style, this is worth a read. Jun 17, James Herbert stories Nobody True is a wonderful story about a man who loved his life, his wife, his daughter and his job.
Unfortunately he is soon wrong about every thing. As the story continues there are many remarkable occurrencies,. James Herbert was one of the best horror writers I've ever had the pleasure to read. If you've never read this story, read it now. If you have read it read it again there will be parts you didn't fully understand the first time.
Good reading. Been enjoying rediscovering James Herbert novels and this is no exception. Bit slow to start off with but he is just explaining how James True came to be in his current circumstances. A tale of betrayal and distorted truth. A tale with an unexpected twist.
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A tale that James True has to tell. Classic Herbert. Ray Smillie. Apr 19, Christian Boustead rated it really liked it Shelves: rnib-talking-books , classic , horror. Part adventure part mystery and all horror. I have been a fan of Herbert for years but knew nothing about this book so I eagerly read and while I did enjoy it, I felt that it was one of his worst works. Sorry Herbert but I just felt that there was something missing from this book. Jul 28, Nick rated it it was amazing. Rather interesting. Very unique.
Mar 21, Louise rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this. Really easy read and gripping. Fantastic Witty writing style, an unforgettable horror tale with some twists I did not expect. Sep 07, Paul Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: owned. Grabs you from the start and keeps you wanting more. Couldn't wait to pick this up at any given opportunity. Aug 17, Janette Padley rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror. Could not put it down. Sep 25, Jacqueline Ferguson rated it it was amazing. Although it did take a good couple of pages to get going, when it did it was really good. Strange concept and pretty gruesome, only what I would have expected from James Herbert.
Aug 28, Raul Gil Marquez rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction-horror-crime-weird. Interesting book and quick read. Pretty neat supernatural thriller. James True is a decent guy, him and his friends have a good business. True has a loving wife and daughter also True has a gift to leave his body and go on little excursions it is during one of these little trips the local serial killer who is stalking the streets murders True. Or was it?
Something is drawing James True to the serial killer is it for justice, revenge, is there a copycat killer? An enjoyable book with a sense of humour and good pace as James True te Pretty neat supernatural thriller. An enjoyable book with a sense of humour and good pace as James True tells his story. Oct 27, Caroline rated it did not like it Shelves: british. Written in first person, the narrator, James True, is dead. During life he was capable of undertaking out of body experiences, all beyond his control.
It first happened when he was seriously injured in an accident, then it happened when he slept, then it was if he day-dreamed. Book Description Macmillan, Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory PX. More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Pan MacMillan, Seller Inventory MX. First Edition - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number!
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory Xn. Nobody True. James Herbert. Publisher: Pan MacMillan , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title What happens when you lose your body? Every page turned in desperation for a conclusion to this rambling hit and mainly miss novel. As a short story it probably worked, but James please, reminding the reader every other chapter that the central character was murdered and constant repetition of every movement using Dickensian style chapters to create a sense of feeling ultimately dampens the will of the most ardent page turner.
Apologies, but pick something else from his back catalogue, a truly shocking, meandering read. If frustration and boredom has a taste, it's nobody true. This is one of Herbert's most memorable books and probably in my top 5 of his stories. Creepy stuff in places but a gripping piece of fiction with an interesting subject matter. Highly recommended.
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Good book, fun to read. Nothing really new here, but the author makes the most of his material. His characters are believable and the story plot flows. Extremely interesting, and a twist Shyamalan wishes he could have thought up. At times a little long a tedious, but the plot always picked up. See all 21 reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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