- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan; Unabridged edition edition (September 10, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140500519X
- ISBN-13: 978-1405005197
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,870,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More provocative and disturbing fare from Herbert. What happens when you lose your body? Jim True knows. He has returned from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered and his body mutilated. No one can see him, no one can hear him, no one, except his killer, knows he still exists. Freed from his body, True embarks on a quest to find his killer and discover why and how he has managed to survive. As he closes in on his murderer, True discovers that even the very people he loved and trusted have betrayed him. He meets his killer, a sinister figure who can also leave his body at will. An epic battle ensues between them. James Herbert has a guaranteed audience, and they will flock to buy this one.
About the Author
James Herbert is not just Britain's No. 1 bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he has held since publication of his first novel, but is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-five other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty novels have sold more than fifty million copies worldwide.
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Typically when you read a book narrated in the first person, you have a reasonable assurance that, whatever else happens, the narrator will survive. Not so here: from the get-go, James True is dead, a ghost relating the story of his life and after-life. Actually, "ghost" might not be the right word: at the time of his murder, True was having an out-of-body experience, something he'd done on several occasions in the past. The only difference this time is that he had no living body to return to.
True doesn't even know who killed him. The obvious suspect - according to the police - is a serial killer, a malevolent person who may have the ability to sense True's presence. True has his own suspicion: his business partner Oliver, who he'd had a major argument with just prior to his death. Some invisible snooping will do nothing to lessen True's suspicions. Yet even if this is the case, what can he do? True is invisible and silent to the living (except, maybe, the serial killer); he is even having trouble learning the rules of his new existence.
Nobody True may not have the most original story (even True at one point notes a similarity in his plight to the one in the movie Ghost), but Herbert is an accomplished enough writer to bring new life to the idea. As a novel of supernatural suspense, this works well, with a likable main character, a horrific villain and some nice plotting.
At first, the police believe his murder to be the work of a serial killer, and, despite his obvious limitations, James sets out hell-bent to find his murderer. What he finds, however, is betrayal, heartbreak, and fear, as he discovers things about his wife, his beloved daughter, and his business partner that he never knew. He also meets the serial killer, a decidedly creepy character that will have some surprises in store for the reader. Just when the reader has it all figured out, the author pulls a rabbit out of the hat.
Peppered with wry, macabre humor, the plot is so inventive that the reader cannot help but keep turning the pages of this book, despite its falling somewhat short in terms of character development. It is an entertaining, quick read.
to this mystery with HORROR stamped all over it.
After I had returned it I kept telling friends about the plot.
It was SO different Out of Body Experiences being one of the main parts of the plot. Months later i was still raving about this story.
I have just read all of the reviews and some of them really describe the story very well so I won't repeat the plot here. Yes Frank Herbert does go on a little too long in one place only about OBE but the overall plot is SO MIND BLOWINGLY different it is in my 10 top stories
that I will never forget.
I would like to give this story a 4 and 1/2 star rating but after seeing some of the reviews I have to give this a 5 star. (I rarely give a 5 star). If you are not into scary horror don't buy this book and then give it a bad rating. It is mystery horror and well done.
The twists and at times (very sick) turns makes this a MUST read.
I have now gone to Audible and bought this story and downloaded it
to keep forever. You will never think about OBE again without thinking of this story!!!!! Highly recommended!!!