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The Survivor [Paperback]

James Herbert
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26 Nov 1999

It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing over 300 people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But one man could not rest.

Keller had walked from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the answer to his own survival. Until the town was forced to face the shocking, dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard. And a truth Keller did not want to believe . . .

Remember with fear...


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition (26 Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330376160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330376167
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 10.8 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Herbert was not just Britain's number one bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he held ever since publication of his first novel, but was also one of our greatest popular novelists. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty-three novels have sold more than fifty-four million copies worldwide, and have been translated into over thirty languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, he was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to literature. His final novel was Ash. James Herbert died in March 2013.

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About the Author

James Herbert was not just Britain’s number one bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he held ever since publication of his first novel, but was also one of our greatest popular novelists. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty-three novels have sold more than fifty-four million copies worldwide, and have been translated into over thirty languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, he was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to literature. His final novel was Ash. James Herbert died in March 2013.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average ghostly chiller. 6 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback
Folowing on from the huge successes of THE RATS and THE FOG, James Herbert came up with this interesting story of a Boeing 747 crashing near the little college town Of Eton, shortly after its take-off. All passengers are dead, horribly mutilated and burned. All except one, our hero, Keller, who walks away from the crash virtually unharmed. The story follows his efforts to work out what happened on board the plane, why it crashed, and, most importantly, why he was the lone survivor.

As Keller and the airline investigates, a series of bizarre and macabre events occur around the village. A courting couple are menaced by something outside their car. A fisherman is attacked by fetid rotting corpses from the river. A local priest has strange and terrifying visitations in his church. These events and more tell of how there is a shadow and a menace over the town, while Keller and Hobbs, a spiritualist, try to work it all out.

The central premise here is quite intriguing - why Keller survived? - and offers a good hook to get into the story. The writing, as usual, is very descriptive and some scenes and vignettes build up a good atmosphere. It is the ending which marrs the book, and the climactic encounter - though moderately exciting - isn`t a big enough pay-off for the mystery of the build-up. It is annoying also how the main supernatural threat is very barely linked to the conclusion, and instead just seems to disappear, rather than playing a part.

THE SURVIVOR is okay, but is not Herbert`s best work. At its most basic it is a ghost story, a theme that Herbert tackled later on in his career with more style and substance. A slow and slightly baffling film version was made, with Robert Powell in the lead role [famously, Herbert fell asleep when he watched the movie becauase he couldn't understand the story], but you`re better off with the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SURVIVOR 6 July 2013
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James Herbert is (was) a talented author and I will miss his terrifying stories and his scary characters but I never get bored of his books. This is a good story and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a real horror story.
KARRIE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars survivor 26 Feb 2013
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This has to be the fifth or sixth time I have read this book, and it still is stunning in the way the story unfolds. Though the ending is known, it still holds a fascination . This is James at his best, the small inter related stories of individuals in addition to the main characters helps the reader come to appreciate what is happening in this story and that it aafects more than just one or two people. This is my favourite James Herbert book, and probably my favourite book. James leaves Stephen King standing, especially his early books, and his books are so filmable, though the film of this book was awful despite having the splendid Robrert Powell as the main character. Could do wit a remake withe a decent script writer and keep the story in England. I digress, Survivor is a great read and deserves the 5 stars I gave it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Stuff! 8 Sep 2012
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Keller somehow survives a plan crash which has killed over 300 people but somehow he just walks away but he has lost all his memories of the incident. Being the co-pilot he feels responsible in someway, frustrated with the fact he can't remember what happened or how he survived and a strange irresistible force pulling him to the town of Eton where the crash had occurred he is determined to find out what happened. While investigating and some help from a friend Tewson (who is involved in the investigation) he soon finds something unease about it all that nobody can put there finger on.

A spiritualist/medium called Hobbs turns up saying the voices of the passengers have communicated with him and that they are angry and confused and they need his help for whatever purpose. After Keller shows him the door and getting on with his investigating, strange deaths start occurring in the town and he soon decides to give Hobbs a chance and they discover that among the souls of the passengers there is an evil spirit who is committing the killings and is corrupting the other souls and wants Keller life.

To save all the souls of the dead passengers and to stop the killings Keller & Hobbs must discover what happened to the plane which means unlocking Keller memories which may cost them there lives.

The Survivor has been the best James Herbert book I have read so far it really gripped me I just wanted to know the mystery of the crash. Lots of creepy stuff i.e an evil girl who carries a doll around just great James Herbert as usual :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Crafted Suspense Horror 14 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
Hello all

Having read most of Herbert's work and the reviews on here it is noticeable that some people don't get this book. An aircraft crashes above Eton leaving only the co-pilot as a survivor who tries to piece together what happened if only to put himself at ease with the possibility of human error and his own feelings of guilt. Various threads interact these being the above co-pilot, an air crash investigator and his pet theory, a spiritualist trying to help the lost souls find peace, and a town subjected to hauntings and horror. For those who didn't get the child/doll part of the plot a black magician was using other bodies/souls to haunt the townsfolk and lure them to death. The ending that appears to leave some people cold was straight out of the Tales Of The Unexpected TV programme, and for me is the only ending that could have worked as all other possibilities are discounted in the story. The characters are well-crafted and it is an enjoyable book to read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Little predictable
Published 10 days ago by Mrs J A Bennett
3.0 out of 5 stars Not One of His Best
The story starts off with some promise but just seems to get lost and never really delivers for me. Left me feeling that is was slightly pointless and none of the potential... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Peaf
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping!
I read this in 3 days and found it hard to put down, I just had to see what happened next! Good story but did get a bit silly in parts but still enjoyable. Read more
Published 2 months ago by micky0
5.0 out of 5 stars The survivor
This is the best James Herbert book so far I liked the ending the most because it has a twist to it. A surprising twist
Published 3 months ago by H.Tomlinson
3.0 out of 5 stars good but not great
Very atmospheric and quite nerve racking, but I thought the payoff was weak. Missing that little bit of umph! Average.
Published 3 months ago by Dave G
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
It's gripping, very absorbing. A true page turner. James Herbert is a master, you're never disappointed. I recommend it for everyone
Published 3 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books you just can't put down.
A great read, yet again another great read by James Herbert. Struggled to put this one down, really enjoyed it.
Published 4 months ago by teeny weeny
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of his best
I must admit I'm a great fan of James Herbert but I did find this story a little plodding at times. It seemed to lack his usual rollercoaster of excitement and edge of the seat... Read more
Published 5 months ago by kitty
5.0 out of 5 stars *****
As always with james Herbert a fantastic read, very hard to put down and I can't wait to read another *****
Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop reading
A great read, I couldn't stop reading it until I knew who and why! Herbert was a brilliant writer and u can't wait to read more of his books
Published 6 months ago by Miss TA Smith
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