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Autumn

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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" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion... As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence. Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world: those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1...Without ever using the 'Z' word, "Autumn" offers a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this horrifying and suspenseful novel is filled with relentless cold, dark fear.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 30.48mm | 272.15g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 031256998X
  • 9780312569983
  • 85,267

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Zombie fans rejoice! One of the original zombie novels is back from the grave to remind us all why the walking dead are so scary, and what it means to have a front-row seat for the end of the world. Autumn is genuinely creepy, an atmospheric study of what happens when the dead come back--and what we have to do just to survive.--David Wellington, Author of Monster Island, Monster Nation, 99 Coffinsshow more

About David Moody

David Moody is the author of "Hater," "Dog Blood," and "Autumn: The City." He grew up in Birmingham, England, on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. He started his career working at a bank, but then decided to write the kind of fiction he loved. His first novel, "Straight to You," had what Moody calls "microscopic sales," and so when he wrote Autumn, he decided to publish it online. The book became a sensation and has been downloaded by half a million readers. He started his own publishing company, Infected Books. He lives in Britain with his wife and a houseful of daughters, which may explain his preoccupation with Armageddon.show more

Rating details

5,629 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (1,847)
3 26% (1,487)
2 10% (549)
1 5% (259)

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I read this short but powerfull take on zombie breakout in 3 hours.it was absolutely gripping from the outset to the last page an original read in a crowded genre this will keep you sucked in as the story suspensefully and nerve jangling story unfolds..........show more
by thomas swift
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