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.
You can find my full review here