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One of Us

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'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

'It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff' SciFiNow

THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE
A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations

THEY CALL IT A HOME
But it's a place of neglect and forced labour

THEY CALL HIM A FREAK
But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal

THEY CALL THEM DANGEROUS
They might be right

The story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us.

'One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction' Shelf Awareness

'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon

'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod

'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 200 x 129 x 27mm | 295g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780356510972
  • 427,133

Review Text

The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird Claire North, author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
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The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird -- Claire North, author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff -- SCIFINOW A tense thriller with a social conscience . . . an effective, and often moving, portrayal of injustice and prejudice -- GUARDIAN Potent and powerful . . . DiLouie is an emotionally literate writer, able to see the moral complexities of the revolution he sets in motion, and its likely destination . . . captivating -- STARBURST An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul -- John Dixon, Bram Stoker award-winning author of PHOENIX ISLAND One of Us is a powerful and heartbreaking tale about hate fear, and truth. Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart -- Jonathan Maberry, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Frightening in its familiarity, One of Us is a tale of human monsters and monstrous humans - authentic, brutaland inevitable -- David Walton, internationally bestselling author of THE GENIUS PLAGUE This seamless fable of loss, violence and hope forces us to examine what it means to be different and what it means to be human -- Patrick Freivald, author of JADE SKY Craig DiLouie's One of Us is without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . This book has The Island of Dr Moreau's social conscience, the X-men's imagination and Harper Lee's heart. But it is DiLouie's skill as a storyteller that blends all of that into a compelling work of near perfection -- Bracken MacLeod, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you -- Seanan McGuire An unflinching and at times, harrowing look at the nature of hatred . . . I devoured it in one day . . . and it will stay with me for a long time -- TOME AND TANKARD Disturbing, beautiful and all-too believable, One of Us is a phenomenal monster story and a powerhouse of a novel. DiLouie continues to be the master of writing the human heart and all the terror it contains -- Peter Clines, author of THE FOLD You shouldn't believe there aren't any truly original stories out there anymore, because One of Us is one of a kind -- Nicholas Sansbury Smith Will stay with you long after the book is done -- WASHINGTON POST Dark and disturbingly visceral . . . a worthwhile read -- SFX One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction -- SHELF AWARENESS A beautifully constructed tragic tale of prejudice and where it leads. Several times through the course of listening to this audiobook, my heart broke into tiny pieces for things that happened. I cannot recommend this book enough -- BOOK GEEKS UNCOMPROMISED
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About Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author of literary dark fantasy and other fiction. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. Craig is a member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his two wonderful children.
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Rating details

903 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 29% (263)
4 41% (368)
3 22% (200)
2 6% (58)
1 2% (14)
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