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  • ISBN 0316860751
  • ISBN13 978-0316860758
  • Language English
  • Author Shaun Hutson
  • Publisher Time Warner (2002)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats mobi rtf docx mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1167 kb
  • Size Fb2 1266 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 138

Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a British novelist in the horror and crime genres. Under his own name and various pen names, he has written at least thirty novels.

Shaun Hutson (born 1958) is a British novelist in the horror and crime genres. A native of Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, England, Hutson now lives and writes in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The good times for writer Christopher Ward are over. Struggling to complete. I hated both stories that took place in this book, esp Well, after four reads, I have to resign Shaun Hutson to the category of mediochre at best, at least for now. The final straw was Hybrid which I hear a lot of people. say is one of Hutson's best.

Chris Ward is killed in a car accident with a pretty girl

One female slug can lay one and half million eggs a year- a fact which holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. Chris Ward is killed in a car accident with a pretty girl. His wife never suspected that Chris was having an affair and her feeling of betrayal makes her want to find out how long it had been going on.

Книга Hybrid, автор Hutson Shaun - (Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. It was these books that had made him his money. Given him the lifestyle so many others could only envy. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. And it was these books that he still wanted to write but which no one wanted.

Author: Shaun Hutson. Christopher Ward signed up with a literary agency on 12th December 1984 wanting to be SO rich it would be obscene. And he IS a success – but there is a price to pay. Nothing lasts foreve. s his writing ability begins to decline and publishers reject his books, he starts to drink. Sleeping badly, pacing around day and night, he gets a breakthrough.

Christopher Ward signed up with a literary agency on 12th December 1984 wanting to be SO rich it would be obscene.

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I am actually not quite certain just how this book joined my To-Be-Read stacks, but it is definitely a unique novel. It has a quite interesting format. The book has two main plots - the outer frame which is the story of a has-been author, Christopher Ward, and the inner frame is the book that Ward writes throughout the course of his story. It opens with Ward's struggles with writing, rejection from publishers and his subsequent drinking. This rather depressing stage is nicely balanced with the surprisingly thrilling political novel set largely in Belfast with Sean Doyle, a counter terrorism agent who works to bring down the IRA terrorists responsible for bombings and murder. The two storylines never really connect with one another (except for a very loose connection offered in the ending), and the novel really is a lot more exciting to read than the snippets of Ward's pathetic life. Those snippets do become mildly more interesting once the creepy things begin to happen - anything to break up the monotony of Ward's writing schedule, his drinking and surprisingly graphic sex with a hooker.

There is a chapter in Ward's life that reminds me of Wilkie Collins and his "other Wilkie" worries (the two have similar initials, too), but even this parallel isn't quite enough to make the Ward parts of the book more interesting. The cast of characters in the novel is really quite built up and a lot more developed, so once the novel ends in the book, it is hard to stay interested in the last quarter of the novel. There is an unpredictable twist to the end - but even that isn't quite enough to redeem the frame story. If only Hutson had spent a bit more energy developing Ward and tying up his loose ends, this would have been a stronger book... As it stands it isn't hatable, but it is a far cry from lovable, too.
I'm not sure how exactly to classify "Hybrid" - Shaun Hutson writes in the horror genre but this is not really horror, well not as readers of a stand-out author such as Steven King might expect it.

But that aside, the main problem I had with "Hybrid" is that the story is ostensibly about blocked author Christopher Ward's problems with life set against his confusion as a novel starts appearing on his computer that he can't recall writing. No problem, he drinks a lot, so maybe that's it! But that novel, about counter terrorist agent Sean Doyle, is way more interesting than Ward's descent into madness...or whatever.

I guess there is a point to Hutson making Ward pretty much unlikeable, what with his self-imposed angst that his wonderful life is slowly crashing down through every fault of his own, and then imbibing Doyle with a such strong sense of macho "can do", but it eluded me and ultimately I became only more interested in reading Doyle's story; Ward left me cold.

It takes around 330 pages before the light goes on in Ward's mind that perhaps "bad things are happening", and by then it was way too late - any dramatic tension had been drained by Doyle's story taking up more of the preceding book than Ward's.

Overall "Hybrid" is a very ordinary and uninspired read based on a premise that does not support the plot (what is not ordinary are pages 336 to 339 that contain ten words between them and just come across as amateur and for good measure the style is repeated a couple of chapters later).

But Hutson has actually written a pretty good thriller, Doyle's story - you just have to labour through Ward's pointless existence to read it.
I love Shaun Hutson's novels. I love his style. He always keeps you turning the page. The inimitable Sean Doyle stars in this novel alongside a Hutson like author in a sort of seperate horror story. Hence the title Hybrid. Superb book.
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