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The City (Autumn #2)

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Everything that means anything to you is taken away in seconds. No warning. No explanation. Nothing. AUTUMN: THE CITY is the first sequel to the acclaimed horror novel AUTUMN (now available as a free download from www.theinfected.co.uk). A virulent disease rips across the face of the planet, killing billions of people in less than twenty-four hours. A small group of surviv ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published 2005 by Infected Books
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Trudi
I expect a lot from my zombie fiction – terror, suspense, action, snappy dialogue, characters I can care about – and if it’s a novel really firing on all cylinders, originality. In other words, authors don’t get a free pass to slack off just because they’ve gone the zombie route. It’s true that part of the genre’s enduring appeal comes from its familiar tropes – I read the books (and watch the movies) because the stuff I’m pretty certain will happen is all good, reliable fun. So while the overal ...more
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
It was while I was reading The City that I heard about George Romero’s passing. To be honest, it now feels like there is a massive hole in this genre that I have grown to love so much. Now, you may wonder what Romero has to do with The City or even the Autumn Series. Well, Romero set the standard, established the expectations and, whether consciously or subconsciously, Romero is the bar that all others will be judged by.

I am always on the lookout for a post-apocalyptic/zombie (if you can call th
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Jo Anne B
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Moody continues the series with another fast enjoyable read. I found myself having to read this one right away after I finished the first because I wanted to know what was going to happen to Michael and Emma next. The problem was that in this book we didn't even hear about Michael and Emma until Part 2 which was 47% into the book. That really bothered me. Here you have the two characters that are the heart strings of the book and you leave them out of the picture for almost half the boo
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Jennifer
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the creep factor of "Autumn," the first book in the apocalyptic Autumn series so much that I had to locate the second book. It was more than worth my time, rummaging through the shelves at Katy Budget Books. I'm totally in love with the covers for this series...so creepy...so cool!

"Autumn: the City" tells the story of a group of survivors that witness the end of the world as we know it. But it doesn’t end there, how could it? The survivors watch in horror as the once dead bodies litter
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Jodi Cleghorn
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Too slow to begin, too many characters with too little depth to give two shits about. While the action picks up in the final third, it was too tedious until that point.

While the Autumn series may have been ahead of the new wave of zombie novels ( like World War Z and Warm Bodies ) and probably suffers because of this ( newer books have better articulated stories and refreshing takes on the trope ) it can't excuse Moody's writing which is clinical to the point of sterile. The book suffers from t
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Kate
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
II love zombie/apocalypse books and found this one in the HPB clearance area. I had no idea that it was #2 in the series, so I read it. And since it starts right as the disease hits, I can only assume in the first one, you get more background to the characters. Anyway, I am IN! Just ordered the rest of the series because I really enjoyed this book. It was great because it really seems like what would happen if such an event occurred and only a few people randomly survived.
Carolyn  Storer
The opening of Autmun: The City brings us back to the city where the story started in book one, hence the title. We meet new characters and see how characters from the previous book are doing, as well as the introduction of the army who have been held up in a bunker just outside the city.

New characters Jack, Donna and Cooper are all great, but it was also really good to get back to Emma and Michael who were my favourite characters in the first book, Autumn.

What I’ve found even more evident in th
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Jason
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
3.5 Stars

Like the first book in the series Autumn, this is a top notch zombie thriller that is a slight variation on the standard post apocalyptic story.  Although this is the second book in the series, it plays out as an extension of the first more than it does as a standalone. 

Things that make this book stand out. One interesting aspect was that  Moody wasted no time wiping out the human population. From one minute to the next, schools, towns, cities, and then countries fell dead to an apparen
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Alondra
4 out of 5 zombie bites

In this 2nd book of the series the zombies are slowly but surely evolving. They are more aware of their surroundings and they are getting increasingly violent.

We have little pockets of survivors all over; from Michael and Emma feeling hormonal in the motor home, to a larger group at the local university, a lone soldier left behind and two who came together in an office building.

I love the slow build-up of this story. It seems believable. In the first book; 3/4 of the wor
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Julie Kellner
Oct 11, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out good but was very drawn out
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A pioneer of independent publishing, DAVID MOODY first released HATER in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth). Moody's seminal zombie novel AUTUMN was made into an (admittedly terrible) movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine. He has a ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Autumn (6 books)
  • Autumn (Autumn, #1)
  • Purification (Autumn, #3)
  • Disintegration (Autumn, #4)
  • Aftermath (Autumn, #5)
  • The Human Condition (Autumn, #6)