A bastard hybrid of War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead, Autumn chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivors forced to contend with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse. Animated by "phase two"...more
I am not sure why the reviews are so all over the place with this book. This is a top notch zombie thriller that is a slight variation on the standard post apocalyptic story. This is my second David Moody novel which I have read, Hater being the first.
Things that make this book stand out. One interesting aspect was, wholly shit 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 apparent virus. A sec ...more
A group of survivors makes its way to a flimsy community center.
When some of the dead suddenly struggle to their feet and begin to wander about, three of the group decide they might be better off holing up in the less populated countryside. The others, forgetting what happened to the idiots who decided to wait for help in the dining roo ...more
i suppose it should be the reason why it has been written in such way.....
Good job David Moody!!!
( i am not native english sorry for my gramma and syntax!)
99% of the world’s population is dead
I didn’t realize that this was previously released for free online and made into a series and a movie. If this were published today, I would say that it was unoriginal and offered nothing new other than a glimpse into the lives of some survivors. Seeing that it’s more than ten years old, it was probably fresh back then. Let me walk this back a bit, the dead here are... different, so that's original.
Sometimes we read these stories and gloss ...more
Most zombie stories begin the same way. Take a random, ordinary day; add a mysterious plague that kills a great percentage of the population; focus on a handful of survivors as they seek each other out and come to terms with the fact that their loved ones are now flesh-eating undead. I really don’t see the need for re-writing the classic Night of the Living Dead gig, unless there’s a new (or at least interesting) twist to it. Like 28 Days Later, where the ne ...more
Okay, so what we've got here is -- in some ways -- a fairly typical zombie apocalypse/survival story. Set in England, the story follows a group of people (soon winnowed down to the three main characters) who take refuge in a community center during what appears to be an outbreak of a highly deadly disease. Within just a day or two, however, the situation becomes much worse as the dead begin to rise.
Moody has an interesting take on this, as his zombies ...more
Then as if you aren’t PTSD’ing enough, the ...more
That being said, I had not had a chance to read his AUTUMN series since its original inception online. Back in the day I read the first chapter, but then swore off zombie stories until I finished my own zombie series, AS THE WORLD DI ...more
It was a quick zombie read, and it was exactly what I needed. It's right smack-dab in the middle between low brow and high brow.
This book is so full of mistakes I don't even know where to begin, but I try...
First of all, this Moody guy doesn't know how to write a real conversation.
About 90% of all conversations in the book look like:
- What are we gonna do?
- I don't know.
- I'm afraid! What shall we do?
- I don't know.
- Are you okay?
There are serious mistakes in story, which completely contradicts the story and the world where the story is set.
The survivors in the ...more
This book is about people. About living people who still have feelings, emotions, passions and dramas. Moody, like he accustomed us, (look at the “Hater”), steps abruptly into action, without too many descriptions and without wasting time. The explanation of the pandemic or apocalypse (as you p ...more
El estilo narrativo puede parecer frío, casi aséptico. Aunque hay persecuciones, no he sentido el stress y los nervios de otros libros a la hora de leer la parte en que los protagonistas se enfrentan a l ...more
In Autumn, almost everyone dies in one fell swoop. The few survivors are terrified, they don’t know what to do or why it happened. The main focus is on a handful of survivors, Michael, Emma and Carl; what they do, how they react and handle the end of the world.
David Moody has ...more
I love a good Zombie read, and this definitely was. Focusing more on the characters and not the mindless hordes trampling the countryside. We see emotions run high, and depressingly low; as the main characters try to deal with a tragedy that has no explanation. At the end you are left wondering, "what next?"
It is like watching an episode of "The Walking Dead." Slow character build-up, giving you just enough to keep you interested; but not enough to know what they are trul ...more
The characters I found bland and bordering on stupid. Their fascination with playing with dead bodies in the name of "understanding" was just weird. My LAST instinct when seeing a rotting body is to touch it. But maybe that is just me.
Plus the fact that they seem to have no inclination to plan ahead. I mean you can't sit barricaded in a house forever. No one considers making a garden or something? Weapons? No?
I don't think I'll be continuing with the ...more
I am a huge fan of David Moody. He knocked my socks off back in September with his Hater series - in which normally rational people suddenly and violently turned against one another in an attempt to survive from an irrational fear of hate. (I am still impatiently awaiting the release of the final book for the trilogy!)
Flattered by the embarrassing amount of love I was gushing on him (or so I assume!) he offered to send me a copy of the first novel in his zombie series - Au ...more
To be frank I really couldn't get into Autumn, it was boring. Don't get me wrong, I love zombies in movies, but in books they just leaving me wanting more. There are a few exceptions, like World War Z and Breathers, but that is because they take an interesting viewpoint on the zombie issue. This book is no different from any ot ...more