Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (26): Autumn

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

AutumnThis week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is Autumn by David Moody.  It's due out October 26, 2010 from MacMillan St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books.

Book Description
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... 
Without ever using the 'Z' word, Autumn offers a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this horrifying and suspenseful novel is filled with relentless cold, dark fear.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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  1. This doesn't really sound like the type of book I'd like, but I do love the cover.
    Alison Can Read

  2. THe book sounds pretty interesting and the cover is striking. Thankd for sharing :)

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  3. It sounds pretty creepy, I'm definitely adding it to my list! Great pick! =)

  4. Wow this sounds really good. I have yet to read any zombie books, maybe this is a good one to start on.

  5. Interesting choice. Sounds like something I would definitely read.

  6. This book sounds pretty interesting, I've never read anything with zombies but have always wanted too :) The cover is amazing as well!

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