It also had short chapters of characters that never were. I loved this companion book just as much as I loved the Autumn series. And for some, you want them to get what's coming to them, even though you know they won't. Many of these tales deal with minor characters, and one or two stories deal with characters not seen in the previous books at all. From the very start of this companion book, the mood and atmosphere is very downbeat and dark, as the reader is taken through 35 vastly different perspectives of the end of the world. One thing that troubled me was nearing the end, when the solider finally emerges from the underground base to head topside.
These people have survived through chance, not skill, and they are a desperate bunch: cheating lovers, workshy civil servants, permanently drunk publicans, teenage rebels, obsessive accountants, failed husbands, first-time cross-dressers, disrobed priests and more. Not everyone is going to react healthy I should say but. It was nice visiting this world again. As a writing exercise, It's a great example of how authors should create well rounded create characters quickly, and demonstrates that a good author should immerse themselves in the lives of everyone in the books, even in they are not pivitoal to drive the plot along. The end was satisfying, though, as it reveals what really happened and how the whole pandemic started.
The only story I found interesting was that of Dean, the little boy. The characters and situations that you read about throughout are then linked back to where or when they were in the previous books. If you want to get on with the rest of the stories in this book mid-series, stop before the last one unless you want an abbreviated version of the Michael and Emma future. Signed hardcover includes free ebook version — download details will be sent on checkout. I look foward to reading more of this talented authors work.
There's even chapters from the zombies perspective. The human race is finished. Mankind is all but dead and only a handful of frightened individuals remain. So I get to know more about some characters backgrounds, and I really loved the demented ones! This book wasn't exciting like the others so far in the Autumn series. The human race is finished. Recounting the final moments of countless people before the virus struck, Moody shows us that the human condition is not necessarily always noble and bright.
I highly recommend this book if you have read the Autumn series of 5 books first. If this book is ever relaunched I hope the characters story's are put in their proper order and not broken up, this book would be a better read. Update your browser to continue using indigo. After reading this book and a few reviews, I'm thinking it's really more of a companion book than the 6th book of the series, but again whatever. All questions are finally answered and we revisit some of the surviors from the series. These people have survived through chance, not skill, and they are a desperate bunch: cheating lovers, workshy civil servants, permanently drunk publicans, teenage rebels, obsessive accountants, failed husbands, first-time cross-dressers, disrobed priests and more. A thoroughly enjoyable and in-depth read throughout, you get to follow the path of one particular zombie, allowing the reader to empathise and try to understand a little more of the stages that the zombies went through in the previous three novels.
He has an unhealthy fascination with the end of the world and likes to write books about ordinary folks going through absolute hell. I think the book would have been much more enjoyable if there had been some additional editing, but other than that, I did quite enjoy it. It gives more insight into the people and situation. By the time you get to another character you could have forgotten about what the first character was doing. Originally released in 2005, this latest edition of Autumn: The Human Condition contains fourteen new stories, developing further the dark and bleak universe that the author has created; garnering praise from many such as best-selling award-winning author Jonathan Maberry and will enhance the appreciation of Autumn from pre-existing fans and serve as a powerhouse of an introduction to the uninitiated. Four Imprecatory -ish Psalms Imprecatory psalms are those that pray for judgment or misfortune against enemies.
I love the way this puts meat on the bones of some of the characters we did not get to know in the original series, and reminded me how good an author Mr Moody is, as he draws you in to the situation and quickly makes you care about thse people. Only a few of the characters were worth reading their stories while the rest were just boring. Experience the end of the world as seen from almost fifty different perspectives. Many of his hymn texts were written in direct response to scripture and for devotional use as well as singing in public worship. Mankind is all but dead and only a handful of frightened individuals remain.
I liked this but would rather have had that tidbit at the end of each chapter as I read it. Here is that stanza: God, let me like a spreading tree, grow as I trust in your sure love. This one is more of a set of short stories based on various characters, some of which we have met before, and various situations throughout the series. I would probably read other books by this author, especially since they're relatively i I found this to be a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse, specifically how the virus spread and was created - a very original and creative happening. I did enjoy getting to see the backstories of some of the characters brought into the story in books 2 and 3.
You get to find out details of what happened at the community center from book 1, which was of particular interest to me, and at the military bunker once the survivors left. I loved the whole series, and often reread the books! I was concerned that a casual reader approaching this as a standalone title could perhaps be left confused by proceedings, having no appreciation of what has occurred in the previous five books. There's no real reason to read The Human Condition. The 2013 Infected Books limited edition hardcover of Autumn: The Human Condition — brand new and personally signed by the author. The most rewarding part of this book was the last chapter; this gives you all the background for the other stories you need; and it moved me to tears! I get the self preservation. And the characters aren't likable at all in any way; most of them are stupid, or stereotypical, or completely forgettable.