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The Fear (The Enemy)

The Fear (The Enemy) [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Higson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Lord of the Flies with zombies . . . tons of nail-biting action! (Rick Riordan, creator of Percy Jackson )

Brutal, blood-soaked, full of zombies . . . it's ace ( )


Lord of the Flies with zombies ... tons of nail-biting action! Rick Riordan, creator of Percy Jackson Brutal, blood-soaked, full of zombies ... it's ace FHM

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1101 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1423134230
  • Publisher: Puffin (15 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HDK50A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Teen book 15 Sep 2011
Excellent Teen book, The Fear starts just 5 days before the events described at the end of the also excellent book "The Dead" and as the books plot progresses towards its conclusion some of the events described in another of Higsons excellent titles "The Enemy" are also brought to the fore but from another point of view and slowly but surely all the storylines and thread come together.

This is a well written well paced book and its no wonder there is an increase in reading and the young reading market with this level of quality out there.

Well reccomended

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fear 21 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a brilliant book. I read this book in a day and a half. I bought it to read and see if it was suitable for my great grand son but he is too young for it, children need to be at least 12 or 13. It is exciting, very scary, a real can't out it down kind of book, grownups will enjoy it as well, I did and I'm 74 years old.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Increasingly brilliant series 16 Sep 2011
After being really impressed by the first two books in this series, I was itching to read this one - I ploughed through it and read it all really quickly.

I think this is easily the best book in the series so far, and it strikes me as an outstanding piece of horror writing for young people - but, like Harry Potter, I can see it's going to appeal to people way beyond the teen demographic. I enjoyed it at 37, and a five-star review on Amazon was written by a 55-year-old.

It gets increasingly gory as the army of caniballistic zombies begin to organise themselves and increase the terror on the streets. Meanwhile, more groups of surviving kids emerge, and other groups we've already met begin to interact. The first two books feature an almost entirely different cast of characters, the second book beginning a year before the first, with the events at the very end of the second book linking things together. This third book for most of its length focusses on people from the second book, with those from the first introduced later on - it draws together the separate plots of the first and second books really well, and sets up a pretty impressive cliffhanger ready for the next book. Shame I'll probably have to wait about a year for it!

The way that each book describes some of the same events from different points of view is very clever, and a lot of things become clearer as you read on, such as how each character gets to be where they are. In the process of the book, lots of characters, DogNut in particular, have to deal with mistakes - and DogNut's mistake leads to some potentially gruesome consequences - but that's the cliffhanger, and we'll have to see what happens next. I suspect quite a lot of blood might be involved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pitched just right. 27 Oct 2011
When my 12 year old son was reading The Enemy, the first book in the series, I picked it up to see what he was reading and promptly disappeared into it for 2 hours! I consequently leant it to some of my adult friends who also loved it. Now two years on both myself and my son (and many of our friends)have just read The Fear and can't wait for the next in the series.
The suspense and exhilaration are pitched just right for teenage onwards (nevertheless it pulls no punches).
This book in the series ties together the stories of the previous two novels in a carefully crafted weave. I feel it also takes an interesting look at some inherent political issues and sets them within a context that makes them comprehendable and relevant to a younger generation. Very cleverly done, you won't want to put it down - whatever your age!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 21 Nov 2011
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i am only 15 but i absolutely loved it it was worth the money, the action was none stop, the descriptions were puting you in the story i just simply cant wait for the next book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Higson - The Fear 19 Nov 2011
By Claire
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought for my son age 12 who has read The Enemy, The Dead and now The Fear. Nagged me for months in advance of it's publish as a must have. Absolutely brilliant couldn't put it down! Which keeps me happy. Friend commented on how her son 14 has suddenly started to enjoy reading after picking this one up. Told her to buy the other two and get him to read all three. If you are looking to get your nearly/teenage son reading start with these three! Well done Charlie Higson just what we need, more please.The Fear (The Enemy)The EnemyThe Dead (The Enemy)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book! Although it couldn't help but feel like a prologue. It fills in all the gaps created by the last two books in the series. In fact, the feeling i have after reading it, closely resembles that after watching "Deathly Hallow's Part 1"
And that feeling is, WHERE IS THE REST!?

In case you didn't know, in a nutshell, this book is the third in a series (with more to come) where all adults over the age of 14 (is it 14? i think it was) have either died, or become brainless, kiddy-eating zombies.

In this third book, Dognut, a side character from the second book (NO SPELLCHECK, i DO mean Dognut, Stop trying to correct it to DONUT, jeez), travels across the zombie-plagued London to reunite with some of the friends they were split up from, and the girl he 'Likes'.

However the zombies are becoming less brainless as these novel's progress, and are becoming much more of a formidable opponent. And again, the question is raised: Who is the real enemy?
For kids are taking up settlement, and surviving in different ways. David however, the leader of the group who have found refuge at Buckingham palace, is power hungry to take over all that is left.

The main character of this novel, was really 'Dognut'. And he was brilliant. I didn't like him in the last book, and if i met him in really life, i probably would have thought he was a wander, but he was my favourite character in this book!

As with the rest of the books in this series, one of the best parts of reading them, is the fact that you really don't know who the author will kill off. Or the zombies, rather.
You know that none is safe, which really adds to the suspense.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As good as the earlier books
Published 13 hours ago by pete walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 16 hours ago by K. Wiseman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good book i loved it
Published 1 month ago by dogstand
5.0 out of 5 stars The fear
I liked this book because it is the sort of thing I like
I liked that you get to know the characters but then they die
it's the sort of thing I like
Published 1 month ago by Nat Salt
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
one of the best books i ever read. i wouldn't be interested books much if it was not for the enemy series. now i'm definitely going to read more
Published 1 month ago by harriet owusu
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
My son, is 12years old, and he loved it! He has read the whole series apart from the last book,
that should come out soon!
Published 2 months ago by mariajose
5.0 out of 5 stars great books for 11+
Bought for my son he absoutely loves these books gripping story, great characters, he got totally involved with particular characters and he relayed a lot of the scenes back to me... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jane Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I love this book. It is great the way that some of the attacks were rescued. But I am a little disappointed that dog nut died
Published 4 months ago by Gabriel
5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing books
I quote my son. He has all of them and loves them. He is really looking forward to the next one (he hopes there will be one!)
Published 4 months ago by Kimdli
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I picked on the first one of this series by accident- happened to draw down a 'read a sample' on the old kindle, and was impelled to buy it, and from then I couldn't stop. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Liz Coles
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