“Stopped Reading..”SheyPer wrote this review Wednesday, March 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“that does not look like me.”autumn wrote this review Friday, November 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Can't get enough!”Lolo~Swing Life Away wrote this review Monday, August 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“pretty decent. Like Autumn City better.
both a bit too similar imo”
“Super Creepy!”Danielle L wrote this review Sunday, June 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book isn't really the traditional horror zombie book, but it slowly creates a sense of rising tension and unease as the story goes along. I really enjoyed Moody's take on the zombie genre and how different this book was from other zombie books I've read. ”Rin wrote this review Monday, December 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great zombie/ survival story. Well paced, thoughtful character development, and some very nice gore. Look forward to more in the series!”Andrew C wrote this review Wednesday, November 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Though it is four stars here, I would actually give 'Autumn' four-and-a-half stars. The writing is pretty good. I like the premise of a disease wiping out most of the population in phase one and then subsequent phases reanimate the corpses and make them violent. I enjoy how the zombies are at first perceived as nothing than an annoyance, so then, when they finally come around, the characters are taken off guard. The group dynamics are pretty accurate as far as I could tell -- even in a small like-minded group there is bound to be some trouble. Sometimes, the interpersonal problems slow the story down, though, and that is why it does not get five stars but still is one of my favorites.”T. Fulton wrote this review Friday, November 19, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“David Moody is not the first author to write about non-zombies. They seem to be popping up more and more as writers search for an original spin to the classic horror monster. What makes Autumn original are its characters. As I read, two things kept drifting into my thoughts. One was The Earth Abides and two, Survivors, the UK television series about a flu pandemic the wipes out over 90% of the world’s population. What do these all have in common? Characters from all walks of life. Real characters. Real dialogue.
Besides the fact that Autumn kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, I think its characters are what appealed to so many people. They are ordinary, everyday people struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances. There are things about them you love and there are things about them you hate. They are not perfect people, they are real people. It’s easy to then insert yourself into this incredible story of survival, and think yes, I bet there would be people who react this way.
There were only a few qualms I had with the book. Mainly little details, like where were they getting their water? I also wondered about the gas pumps (petrol in the UK)–would they still be working without power? If not, the characters could siphon it I suppose, but it was things like this that went unanswered and nagged at me a bit. But not enough to distract me from the story.
Autumn is one of those books that will keep you tense, worried, and frightened from beginning to end. It’s no wonder it became an online phenomena, with over half a million downloads before St. Martin’s picked it up for publication.”