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Bats Out of Hell epub

by Guy N. Smith


Bats Out of Hell epub

ISBN: 0451089251

ISBN13: 978-0451089250

Author: Guy N. Smith

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Signet (November 6, 1979)

ePUB book: 1940 kb

FB2 book: 1426 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 571

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Professor Brian Newman looked silently out of the window

Professor Brian Newman looked silently out of the window. Out there, across the soft, springy heather which was just beginning its new growth, were something in the region of twenty-five thousand acres of woodland and heath-Cannock Chase, a well-known beauty spot to which crowds of tourists thronged at weekends and on bank holidays.

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No longer were the bats concentrated in any particular place luttered down chimneys, squeaking.

No longer were the bats concentrated in any particular place luttered down chimneys, squeaking inside blocked fireplaces as though with anger at being thwarted of their prey

Bat Out of Hell is the debut studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf, as well as his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren.

Bat Out of Hell is the debut studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf, as well as his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren. The album was released on October 21, 1977 on Cleveland International/Epic Records

Bats Out Of Hell book.

Bats Out Of Hell book. Guy N. Smith strikes again! This time is meningitis-infected bats threatening England's very existence - turning the West Midlands into a post-apocalyptic hell zone of refugees, roving vigilante gangs and messianic madmen. Will the heroic scientists devise a way to save Birmingham?

Bats Out Of Hell is a horror story; so you will probably not be surprised to hear that the bats in question are carrying a new and . Bats Out Of Hell first saw print in 1978, books were often shorter in those days, and at only 157 pages this one can quite easily be read in just one sitting

Bats Out Of Hell is a horror story; so you will probably not be surprised to hear that the bats in question are carrying a new and deadly disease that threatens. Bats Out Of Hell first saw print in 1978, books were often shorter in those days, and at only 157 pages this one can quite easily be read in just one sitting. Bats Out Of Hell will never make my top-ten-list of horror titles, but it is a reasonably entertaining read and, let’s face it, something like this could really happen, so the book cannot be accused of being far-fetched. Another thing that rings true about this story is the behaviour of the characters once a quarantine situation is in force.

by Guy N Smith (Author)

by Guy N Smith (Author). I'm slowly making my way through Guy N. Smith's books now that they're out on Kindle and this was a fun one! You know the story: mankind messes with Mother Nature and she fights back with a vengeance. In this case, it's killer bats and the body count is high!

Unfortunately, as a by-product, he accidentally creates a lethal mutated version of the disease which is swiftly killing all the bats in his glass test cage. He knows that his experiments have failed and plans to dispose of the bats as soon as all of them have finally succumbed. In the village of Hopwas, there is a barbed wire fence around the old reservoir-but it's not meant to keep something out, it's meant to keep some things in. Now, a wealthy man is being driven mad by a terrifying vision. A drowned corpse is found in a dry, empty field.

I'm slowly making my way through Guy N. Smith's books now that they're out on Kindle and this was a fun one!

You know the story: mankind messes with Mother Nature and she fights back with a vengeance. In this case, it's killer bats and the body count is high!

Expect blood, bodies, and a blast of a read.

Now, I was a little confused by exactly how our bats transmitted the disease. Sometimes it seemed like it was a bite. Other times it seemed like it was just direct content. And the solution to our story was a bit too fast and pat for me. But it didn't matter. I still raced through the book, enjoying every moment of killer critter goodness and a little admittedly cheesy dialogue.

A fun blast from creature features past. Looking forward to my next Smith read!
This book was picked up at a second-hand shop & so I've done a Ministry of Zombies review for it.

This is the first Guy N Smith novel I've read & reading around, it seems like I didn't pick the best place to start. Although written in the 1970s, the book hasn't dated that badly & fears of a super-virus still dominate headlines as I suspect they always will.

All the elements are there - experiment gone wrong, never let it get out, whoops it does get out, SHTF. Bats are introduced as the vector of tranmission, offering some distinction from every other viral outbreak novel.The story is tight & I enjoyed the UK setting. However, even taking into account the period, the female characters are what can only be described as `weedy'. They seemed to contribute little, just fawn over & support the men folk.

I also struggled with the how the virus actually escaped. I won't ruin it but it just didn't work for me - not convincing at all.

Finally, the whole tactic of using bats to spread the virus - well, it left me a little unclear as to have the bats actually transfer the virus. In the first half of the book, it is suggested that just a touch will do it. Knowing a bit about viruses, I just couldn't get my head around this. There are a few developments that help you in this area later in the book.

Apart from all this, the novel is a reasonable read. I now realise it's not his strongest book & I will check out some others.
I'm thirty years old as of last month and I have been reading Guy N. Smith since I was fourteen or so (my father lives in Poland and has a huge library full of good horror, stuff from the 80's and beyond which I would read each summer vacation as I went back from NY) so I'm no stranger to his world but this wasn't his strongest, by all means read and enjoy but don't think that this is all he can pull, as a teen when I'd go on vacation to Europe I remember bringing his books on fishing trips and loosing the rods in the water, I would go into a trance and just want to read and read, he has some amazing books out there and this is just another one of his creations, not great but readable for the sheer enjoyment of lite horror. This can probably be read in one sitting which is very gratifying; you really get to spend time with the story when you can devote almost unlimited time for the absorption and enjoyment. Smith isn't afraid to write to his hearts delight, I can see a passion in his stories, and he reaches some really gruesome and far out there topics and makes them shine in a delicious little scary novel, whether its genetically mutated monsters, zombies, woods with creatures that you'd be wise to omit or mummies and devil worshipers he can spin a tale with anything and make it great.

Bats is a story about bats, well not ordinary little cuties that seem to scare so many but about a failed experiment that happened under professor Brian Newman, his cure for meningitis has failed and in result created a group of quite weird baths who seem to be out for blood in the most horrible and violent temper, of course there's an accident and they get out, what else can happen, the speedy telling of the story doesn't leave much time for character development and you pretty much end up caring about the doctor and his two women who he seems to be playing, biggest surprise from the book considering he was such a geek. This reads more like a movie than a serious book, bad things happen and a lot of people die in some very nasty ways, too bad it's hard to care about most of them since not enough time is given to flesh them out. This was a decent read as it was very fast, its not something that takes a week, so it's redeemable in that sense but nothing that will shake the reader the core, just some icky fun with words that's perfect for a lazy weekend.

- Kasia S.