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…
I found this book in a used bookstore, well the second book in the series and didn’t know it at the time, so I got the first one of amazon because it sounded interesting.
The book is different from other “zombie” books, the zombies are not your typical chase and eat your brains kind of zombie. In the beginning they are just basically reanimated walking corpses with no goal and hunger.
While they don’t post a huge threat, in that they eat you, the book is still pretty creepy. With 99% of humanity wiped out, the world becomes rather freaky and creepy and has enough problems without the zombies.
Add those to the mix, it makes it much harder.
While the book starts out a little slow it does pick up, kept me engaged in the story and the characters.
The characters where okay, not the best but okay. I know they this is a rather sad place for them but I thought they could have been a little more positive about some things. Hardly ever did they see a good site to things.
At this rate I have no idea how they going to survive with their attitude. The dialog was a little on the low site at times as well.
Overall, I thought it was interesting and I will read the second one since I have it, maybe the second will be a bit better and it be interesting to see how they continue their path.
I rate it at 3★