Autumn by David Moody

By David Moody

A bastard hybrid of conflict of the Worlds and evening of the dwelling lifeless, Autumn chronicles the fight of a small crew of survivors compelled to deal with an international torn aside by means of a virus. After ninety nine% of the inhabitants of the planet is killed in below 24 hours, for the only a few who've controlled to stick alive, issues are approximately to get a lot worse. lively by way of "phase two" of a few unknown contagion, the useless start to upward thrust. first and foremost gradual, blind, dumb and lumbering, quick the our bodies regain their most simple senses and abilities... sight, listening to, locomotion... in addition to the intuition towards aggression and violence. Held again basically through the restraints in their quickly decomposing flesh, the lifeless appear to have just one unmarried aim - to lumber forth and smash the only real last charm within the silent, dead international: those that have survived the plague, who now locate themselves outnumbered a million to 1...

Without ever utilizing the 'Z' note, Autumn deals a brand new viewpoint at the conventional zombie tale. There's no flesh consuming, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the ambience and tone of George Romero's vintage dwelling useless motion pictures with the angle and information of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this scary and suspenseful novel is stuffed with relentless chilly, darkish worry.

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He looked up, managed half a smile, and then looked down again. ’ she asked. ’ Michael shook his head and stared into the soup he was stirring. He watched the chunks of vegetable spinning around and wished that she’d go away. He didn’t want to talk. He didn’t want to start a conversation because a conversation would inevitably lead to talking about what had happened to the rest of the world outside and at that moment in time that was the last thing he wanted to think about. Problem was, it was all that he could think about.

I’d stopped at the services to get a cup of coffee and something to eat and I was just coming off the motorway when the radio started playing up. Nothing unusual about that - the electric’s in the van had a mind of their own - but this was different. One minute there was the usual music and talking, the next nothing but silence. Not even static. Just silence. I tried to tune in to a couple of other stations but I couldn’t get anything. Like an idiot I kept driving and trying to sort out the radio at the same time.

Desperate to avoid being hit, as the first few cars around him had lost control he had taken the nearest turning he could find off the main road and had then taken an immediate right into an empty car park. He had stopped his car, got out and ran up the side of a muddy bank. Through metal railings he had helplessly watched the world around him fall apart in the space of a few minutes. He saw countless people drop to the ground without warning and die the most hideous choking death imaginable. Jeffries spent the next three hours sitting terrified in his hire car with the doors locked and the windows wound up tight.

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