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Review: Autumn: The City by David Moody

May 20, 2011 - 10:39 am 3 Comments

Autumn: The City

Author:  David Moody

Publisher:  Orion Books

Price:  £12.99 (Hardback)

Page count:  278pp

Reviewer:  Theresa Derwin

If you read my previous review of Autumn the re-release of Moody’s self published zombie novel, you will be aware that I heaped high praise on the first in the Autumn series.  “For just a short space of two days, the world that is Autumn ruled mine, the addiction that is David Moody flowing through my veins.” And, as I opened my copy of Autumn: The City, low and behold it happened again. I was consumed by the infection!

Less of a sequel, more an expansion of the Autumn universe, the second novel starts at the same juncture, briefly showing the mysterious outbreak that has shattered the world as we know it.  However, where the first novel centres on a small number of survivors and follows their harrowing life changing journey, The City develops the themes and plot Moody originally explored and hits us with visceral action from the start.  It also increases his ensemble cast, diversifying the group of rag tag survivors; following our reactions, our actions, our reliance on society and the traps of civilisation and our need to belong and be with others. In this book, we can more clearly see the scale of the disaster. In The City, Moody has captured the truth of humanity. In some ways it is reminiscent of the 1984 original mini series ‘V’, in its study of the human equation and the strength we possess in the face of adversity.

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Win a signed copy of David Moody’s ‘Autumn: The City’ book

April 21, 2011 - 6:47 pm 4 Comments

May’s David Moody Competition

Autumn The City Cover

From 20th April until 31st May, you could be in with a chance to win a SIGNED!! copy of David Moody’s Autumn The City. Let’s face it, it’s easy! All you have to do is “like” me or comment or “tweet” me. Good luck!