Thursday, February 17, 2011
CBR III Review #33: Autumn: The City by David Moody
This novel is a sequel to David Moody's Autumn that I previously review. This novel follows the same premise as the novel Autumn. In minutes about 99.5 percent of the population of a British city is dead. The few survivors that remain watched everyone around them suddenly choke on their own blood and suffocate to death. Millions upon million of people lay dead in the street, in their offices, and homes. This novel however follows more than just a mere three survivors. This novel follows a whole new set of survivors as the disease strikes and what they do to survive until they all meet up together. Emma and Michael, from the first novel also makes an appearance. One of the drawbacks of Autumn was it only followed three survivors. I enjoyed the fact this novel took on more people's perspectives.
I am going to finish this review with the exact same things I said about the first book in the series with the title changed. "I really enjoyed Autumn: The City but when I call the novel bleak I'm not kidding. It's so depressing you just start to wonder why the survivors don't just go ahead and kill themselves. Autumn: The City is the second in the series so the open-ended ending didn't bother me too much. Although almost the entire population drops dead this is not a blood and guts type of thriller it's more a cerebral thriller that keeps you asking the question "what would you do if all your options pretty much sucked?"