The Cost of Living

Book The Cost of Living Every once in a while I am looking for that dark depressing book the one that does n

Book The Cost of Living Every once in a while I am looking for that dark, depressing book, the one that does not have the happily ever after; because let’s face it, life is not all rainbows, lollipops and unicorns. Whenever I am in that kind of mood, David Moody does not let me down.Stuart is a family man. He has the house, the wife, the two point five kids (actually three) and the family cat. When the world starts to go to hell, Stuart pays attention, he gets ready. Stuart’s family will survive.I love the double entente of the title with the story. The Cost of Living starts with Stuart and Gabby fighting over money while on a shopping trip. It moves forward to the freedom that the family loses in order to survive the end of the world.Included with The Cost of Living were two previous attempts that David Moody made to tell this story. It was really interesting to see the evolution of the story, with the improvements that the author made to create such a fantastic story.The best part of The Cost of Living is how the author keeps it real. Whenever I read a PA book, I always like to think, “What would I do?” Stuart acts like anyone would, he looks out for his family and he has to make some hard decisions. The conflicts and problems that arise are real. David Moody creates that personal connection with his characters, they are anybody and everybody…they are you and me and the people we know.If you are looking for a story with princesses and bubble gum, then do not read The Cost of Living. If you want a real story that is raw and dark then you need to read this book.. The Cost of Living are Kindle A brand new zombie survival horror story from the author of the best selling AUTUMN and HATER novels optioned for film by Guillermo del Toro The world is dying An abhorrent epidemic is sweeping the globe, destroying everything it touches Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease Within hours even the healthiest peA brand new zombie survival horror story from the author of the best selling AUTUMN and HATER novels optioned for film by Guillermo del Toro The world is dying An abhorrent epidemic is sweeping the globe, destroying everything it touches Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease Within hours even the healthiest people are transformed into hideous, germ spewing creatures They hunt out the uninfected in their tens of thousands, their sole purpose to continue spreading the infection On a recently built housing development on the outskirts of a large city, one man will stop at nothing to protect his family from the coming storm Stuart has been one step ahead of the game from the beginning His garage is stocked high with supplies, the doors and windows of his home fortified, weapons held ready in case of attack With each passing minute, there are and infected surrounding the house With each passing minute, Stuart and his family have less food and water available Some time very soon, the balance of power will inevitably shift But Stuart won t give up on his family, no matter what the cost.. A pioneer of independent publishing, DAVID MOODY first released HATER in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson producer, Breaking Bad and Guillermo Del Toro director, The Shape of Water, Pan s Labyrinth Moody s seminal zombie novel AUTUMN was made into an admittedly terrible movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine He has a unhealthy fascination with the end of the world and likes to write books about ordinary folks going through absolute hell With the publication of a new series of Hater stories, Moody is poised to further his reputation as a writer of suspense laced SF horror, and farther out genre books of all description Find out about his work at davidmoody and infectedbooks.. A viral Books The Cost of Living Every once in a while I am looking for that dark, depressing book, the one that does not have the happily ever after; because let’s face it, life is not all rainbows, lollipops and unicorns. Whenever I am in that kind of mood, David Moody does not let me down.Stuart is a family man. He has the house, the wife, the two point five kids (actually three) and the family cat. When the world starts to go to hell, Stuart pays attention, he gets ready. Stuart’s family will survive.I love the double entente of the title with the story. The Cost of Living starts with Stuart and Gabby fighting over money while on a shopping trip. It moves forward to the freedom that the family loses in order to survive the end of the world.Included with The Cost of Living were two previous attempts that David Moody made to tell this story. It was really interesting to see the evolution of the story, with the improvements that the author made to create such a fantastic story.The best part of The Cost of Living is how the author keeps it real. Whenever I read a PA book, I always like to think, “What would I do?” Stuart acts like anyone would, he looks out for his family and he has to make some hard decisions. The conflicts and problems that arise are real. David Moody creates that personal connection with his characters, they are anybody and everybody…they are you and me and the people we know.If you are looking for a story with princesses and bubble gum, then do not read The Cost of Living. If you want a real story that is raw and dark then you need to read this book.

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  1. A pioneer of independent publishing, DAVID MOODY first released HATER in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson producer, Breaking Bad and Guillermo Del Toro director, The Shape of Water, Pan s Labyrinth Moody s seminal zombie novel AUTUMN was made into an admittedly terrible movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine He has a unhealthy fascination with the end of the world and likes to write books about ordinary folks going through absolute hell With the publication of a new series of Hater stories, Moody is poised to further his reputation as a writer of suspense laced SF horror, and farther out genre books of all description Find out about his work at davidmoody and infectedbooks.

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  1. Every once in a while I am looking for that dark, depressing book, the one that does not have the happily ever after because let s face it, life is not all rainbows, lollipops and unicorns Whenever I am in that kind of mood, David Moody does not let me down.Stuart is a family man He has the house, the wife, the two point five kids actually three and the family cat When the world starts to go to hell, Stuart pays attention, he gets ready Stuart s family will survive.I love the double entente of t [...]


  2. If there s one man who knows his zombies, it s fellow horror hack, David Moody His novel, AUTUMN, was one of the first of a new wave of zombie horror fiction hailing from the early zeroes that seems popular now than ever Along with Brian Keene, who released his seminal zombie novel THE RISING around the same time, Moody is credited as being one of the godfathers of the sub genre And with latest book, THE COST OF LIVING released just today Moody s gone back to his rootsoL is a survival horror fa [...]


  3. That s the question posed by the novella TCoL After a virus outbreak a man decides to hide his family in their home in a newly built housing estate He s convinced they can ride it out However, with ever dwindling supplies was this the right thing to do It s written like a diary and this reportage style works really well and sets the pace perfectly.David Moody has been on my reading radar for a while now so when I saw TCoL as a stand alone novella I decided I would read it Glad I did, so will be [...]


  4. Strong, compelling novella from Moody about a father fighting to save his family when faced with the end of society as a deadly contagion spreads through the world population The zombie like humans known as the infected are roaming the population trying to turn the healthy survivors into one of them The father decides to hide his family from the infected by shutting themselves inside the homeowner complex in which they live but the reality of the situation begins to affect each member s outlook [...]


  5. Bookbloke.weeblyFor me David Moody is the master of the British, zombie subgenre His Autumn and Hater series are some of the most gripping, horrific, emotional and absolutely brilliant books I have read The cost of Living, Moody s latest release does not disappoint A cost of living is a novella, following the life of Stuart, an everyday man, his wife, and three kids On a trip to the supermarket, they witness a disturbing attack by an elderly woman, the woman is sick the woman is spreading the si [...]


  6. GABBYSATURDAY 9 MAY 11 38amAnd I m just looking at him thinking, did you really just say that It s a pair of bloody supermarket leggings, Stu, that s all Bloody good times, ha ha Except there s really no blood in this one, and it s not really good times, it s creepy, depressingly silent end of the world as only Moody can do it The Cost of Living details the lives of a British family of 5 anal retentive dad Stuart, mom Gabby, teenaged Nathan, and two young girls as society around them collapses f [...]


  7. A zombie tale with a lessonIt almost seems like one of Aesop s Fables It was a sad story but a true one One that addresses what can really happen when the whole world shuts down A virusspread by mucus, sneezes, spitting pretty hard to avoid Worse than trying to avoid a zombie bite A diabolical pathogen is really scary I like the different endings, how the author gives us different views of everyone s point of view Inevitably it seems that either you fight or you run hide till your time is up and [...]


  8. READABLE AND BELIEVABLE ALTHOUGH IT S ZOMBIE FICTIONLike Stephen King in Salem s Lot OK, that was vampires, not zombies, but , David Moody begins his story in an ordinary suburban setting A cash strapped family are shopping at the supermarket when they witness a disturbing incident Gradually, horror and tension build until the extraordinary becomes commonplace alas, not in a good way Very readable and believable which is somewhat amazing for zombie fiction.


  9. I like short books Books where things happen on the first page and continue happening until the end Those are the sort of books I grew up with, but then someone came along and decided all books had to be at least 500 pages long, with extra padding that did nothing to further the story So books became boring and everyone stopped reading them This is a short book Stuff happens There s no boring bits The world needs books like this.


  10. David Moody got me again Amazing read Story was brilliant and characters even better each making the story come to life after every chapter A must read for not only David Moody fans but for all apocalyptic fiction readers



  11. Another brilliant book from David Moody.An epidemic has swept the globe, destroying everything it touches Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease Within hours even the healthiest people are transformed into zombies They hunt out the uninfected, their sole purpose to continue spreading the infection On a housing development Stuart will stop at nothing to protect his family His garage is stocked high with supplies, the doors and windows of hi [...]


  12. A fairly short but excellent zombie post apocalyptic novella I felt the author really got to grips with the swift breakdown of society and the thin layer of civilisation we have A layer which can all too easily be swept away, and then it s every man for himself Will definitely check out some of the author s other work.




  13. Once again David Moody has shown why he is a leading name in Apoc Horror.His way of making a zombie outbreak both believable and engrossing is second to none.Awesome story that had me gripped from the start.




  14. HorrorsI thoroughly enjoyed this book For a while now I have been sloshing my way through zombie after zombie The story line was fresh and very creepy




  15. Thrilling and fast pacedally enjoyed this zombie apocalypse story and recommend it to anyone who wants lots of action and zombie gore stuff.



  16. Love this authorI read Hater first and I just cam across it at the book store and I have been hooked ever since I am now reading anything I can find from David



  17. Great little read You can really tell how enclosed the characters are Interesting twists and a great way to introduce yourself to David Moody.


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