Sunday, 2 January 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Autumn - David Moody

Release Date: 28/10/10


In less than twenty-four hours a vicious and virulent viral epidemic destroys virtually all of the population. Billions are killed, within minutes. There are no symptoms and no warnings; within moments of infection each victim suffers a violent and agonising death. At the end of ten minutes, only a handful of survivors remain. By the end of the first day those survivors wish they were dead. By the end of the first week, as the dead get up and walk, they know they are in hell.


David Moody is one of those authors who can definitely talk the talk on the book blurb, but at times his writing is pretty similar and can leave the reader feeling a little cheated in much the way that they did in his last release in the Haters series. Here in this book, you get a story that has emotional content and if that’s what you want in a book blended with a tale of zombies then its going to be ideal. However if you want blood, guts and brain matter everywhere this may not be your best choice.

All in it’s definitely cleverly written with the lead character having some great hooks to keep you going and personally generated a story that I found acceptable if not totally novel in its concept. A good bit of escapism all in and with the way that the weathers set in could be something that might keep you interested whilst you ignore the cold outside.

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