The City

Moody, David, 1970-

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
"A disease of unimaginable ferocity has torn across the face of the planet, leaving billions dead. A small group of survivors shelter in the remains of a devastated city, hiding in terror as the full effects of the horrific infection start to become clear. The sudden appearance of a company of soldiers again threatens the survivors' fragile existence. Do they bring with them hope, help, and answers, or more pain, fear, and suffering?"--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312570002
Branch Call Number: SCI-FI M
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternate Title: City


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Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Again, I did not find this book scary, but as I say when I review every zombie media I read, play, see, I may be getting de-sensitized to the zombie horror. I can see how some would be frightened at times when reading this.

Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Our two survivors from "Autumn" start to feel sexual tension between them and there is a scene when the male character pleaseures himself.

Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Prototypical zombie violence; people under attack by zombies, people kill zombies.

Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Quite a bit of swearing. After all, these people are trying not to be attacked by zombies, and that DOES get frustrating.


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Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book was pretty good; at least it was better than "Autumn". Not very scary or gory by my standards. Fast read. You must forgive me because I am sketchy on the characters' names, but I read this a while ago. It was not on the site when I read it and therefore could not review it. I say that it is suitable for 14+ years of age because my son has been playing Resident Evil games since he was like 12.

Feb 21, 2013

Good series, thoroughly enjoyed. lots of what you'd expect a good apocalyptic story should be. good characters & nerve wracking turns


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Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 15, 2013
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Book 2 in the "Autumn" series. The virus (or whatever it is - we have not found out yet) is already in full swing and the dead are walking the earth. The beginning of the book coincides with the start of "Autumn" and focuses on characters who were in the city at the start of the outbreak. It comes to pass that there are several survivors holding up in a college campus in the city.

We also find out that the military was aware that this virus or whatever was going to infect the area (as far as we know so far), and has taken steps to survive the outbreak. They have an underground base. When one of their units goes on a recon mission, he ends up getting left behind in the city.

Will the soldier survive? How long can the survivors in the college campus last? Oh wait a minute... remember the two survivors from Autumn? They are still alive and living in an RV right near this underground base!

I am not going to spoil the book for you (I never do). But, the book is pretty zombie-horror-cliche in how it turns out. Quite enjoyable though!


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