Autumn

Autumn

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781429943376
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

Coarse Language: Lots of "f-bombs". Bear in mind that the author is from the UK, so swearing is not as big a deal.

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the descriptions of the dead or carnage may be tough for some people. I am a big zombie movie / game / book fan, so it does not phase me. I found it mild compared to other zombie media I have enjoyed.

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

Violence: Fighting off dead people. Details of mutilated corpses. There are scenes where the zombies attack survivors.

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richardhe
Aug 04, 2012

Coarse Language: A lot of cursing as you would expect from a horror novel

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

DirtyHarry55 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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richardhe
Aug 04, 2012

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

The book was literally "OK". Not scary in the least. I am a huge fan of zombies, so maybe I am just getting desensitized to them. I had heard good things about the series and expected more. I am currently reading "Autumn: The City". Maybe it will be better. Fast read, and there were parts where I did not want to put it down, but was quite predictable.

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richardhe
Aug 04, 2012

As the commenter below said, this is NOT a fast paced story with lots of action. The psychology of the characters is the focus. This creates characters that the reader become easily attached to and makes putting the book down a difficult task.

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DirtyHarry55
Oct 01, 2012

Boiler-plate zombie apocalypse book. The entire population dies except for a small minority of those who are apparently immune to whatever caused the mass death. Several survivors find eachother and hole-up in an abandoned community center. While there, the dead start to re-animate. Three of the survivors decide to leave the group and take their cahnces elsewhere. As the days go by, more and more of the dead come back to life and they get more aggressive by the day. Who, if anybody, will survive?

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