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Autumn: Purification Paperback – 6 Jan 2005

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Infected Books (6 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955005124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955005121
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,852,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Days pass ... the world decays ... purification begins. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The Autumn trilogy reaches its dark and dramatic conclusion.

Trapped between the military and the dead, the survivors carve out a fragile and uncertain existence. In a moment of madness their safety and security is jeapordised. Surrounded by relentless hordes of bodies they run blindly through a harsh and lifeless world.

All hope is gone, but in the rotting shadows of the past they find the key to what remains of their future...

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The author has great ideas, but doesn't have the power to get them across, it's frustrating to say the least. At times I found myself shouting at the idiotic things happening in the powerful trilogy. I'd struggle to name one of the main characters who was actually likeable , from the powerful ex-soldier to the powerful control freak or the powerful horrendous female who hates the world...
All in all a good powerful read, full of powerful punchlines. But don't get excited by the powerful non-ending when the powerless miserable main character makes you feel like you've sat through 1000 pages of tripe for nothing....
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The characters in the first book ran and hid from zombies. They met a some more characters in the second book who were running and hiding, and together they ran and hid. Purification (mis-labelled the last in the trilogy) offers little in the way of conclusion either. In fact the content is still composed of running and hiding, rinse and repeat. There is little in the way of character development from the survivors, a clear division exists between runners and fodder. That all said, Purification doesn't set out to be different, it's niche in the genre is to fulfil a bleak zombie-infested Britain and it does just that. Straight-forward and unsurprising Purification is an easy time-filler and stays true to the two previous entries.
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Having read the first two in the Autumn series I was hooked and Purification enhanced that. An excellent read from start to finish. David Moody has an angle on the zombie genre like no other, raising issues and psychological problems with the survivors to bring a horrific but realistic approach to his books.

I recommend everyone interested in horror to read this fabulous series.
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First published back in January of 2005, British author David Moody's third instalment into his signature `Autumn' zombie series was entitled `Autumn: Purification'.

DLS Synopsis:
Having reached the secret military underground bunker, Michael Collins and Emma Mitchell along with Donna, Bernard, Jack, Doc, Ellis, Cooper and a handful of other survivors find themselves amongst a small gathering of what remains of a military presence. Locked away inside a highly-secure underground facility, the small band of survivors find that those hiding out down there aren't that much better off than those above the ground.

Outside, in the large field where the bunker's only entrance breaks the surface of the ground, the undead have been gradually converging. Attracted by the brief lights and sounds of the military coming and going in their protective suits, the numbers of the undead within their immediate vicinity are beginning to cause a problem for those hiding away in the bunker. With the increase in rotting corpses outside, the few air vents located sporadically around the bunker's position have become blocked by the dead.

Now the military are forced into taking immediate action. Their plan is one massive assault upon the hording dead outside. The numbers may have swelled dramatically, but the military still have their immense firepower. And so, with one giant push, the military tear their way out through the bunker's entrance, using the full force of their hefty arsenal.

At first the sheer strength of their weaponry seems unstoppable, as they rip through vast swathes of the walking dead. But soon enough the unrelenting surge of the undead overwhelms the military, and the remaining few are forced into a desperate retreat.
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After having loved David Moody's Autumn and its sequel Autumn: The City, I was eager to get started on the third title in the series, Autumn: Purification.

Autumn: Purification opens with a brief recap leading to the events narrated herein and thereafter, picks up almost immediately from where Autumn: The City left off. This had me ever so slightly worried since it would have been incredibly easy for Moody to take the path of least resistance and created a clone of the plot from Romero's Day of the Dead from this point. Thankfully, this is far from the case with Purification.

Moody continues to develop not only his characters and the undead in this third instalment of the Autumn series but the universe which they occupy also. The tone of the book, as with its predecessors, is suitably bleak and the focus is very much on the plight of the characters, the daily trials they suffer, how they cope with their own emotions and despair; and how much they have changed despite less than six weeks having passed since the cataclysmic event which wiped out the majority of the planet's population and the dead started to rise. At the same time, Moody pays attention to the degradation of the physical states of the walking dead, but Purification, as with the previous instalments in the Autumn series, sees the shambling corpses continue to evolve in a fashion that I can only imagine that other authors wish they had thought of first...

Although there is plenty of action, death and decaying flesh in this book and it is undoubtedly at home in the horror genre, it will leave those looking for an adrenaline-fuelled mindless zombie tale unsatisifed. I would submit to you that this is no bad thing.
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