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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
  • 129 x 200 x 27mm | 295g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356510972
  • 9780356510972
  • 242,998

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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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 One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction -- SHELF AWARENESS Dark and disturbingly visceral . . . a worthwhile read -- SFX Will stay with you long after the book is done -- WASHINGTON POST 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A tense thriller with a social conscience . . . an effective, and often moving, portrayal of injustice and prejudice -- GUARDIAN It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff -- SCIFINOW 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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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

731 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 31% (223)
4 40% (291)
3 22% (161)
2 6% (47)
1 1% (9)
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