Europe in Autumn
Dave Hutchinson
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Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM By Dave Hutchinson

Europe in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carr and Franz Kafka.Rudi is a cook in a Krak w restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he s trapped in, a new career part spy, part people smuggler begins Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandeEurope in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carr and Franz Kafka.Rudi is a cook in a Krak w restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he s trapped in, a new career part spy, part people smuggler begins Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested, beaten and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue With so many nations to work in, and identities to assume, Rudi is kept busy travelling across Europe But when he is sent to smuggle someone out of Berlin and finds a severed head inside a locker instead, a conspiracy begins to wind itself around him With kidnapping, double crosses and a map that constantly re draws, Rudi begins to realise that underneath his daily round of plot and counter plot, behind the conflicting territories, another entirely different reality might be pulling the strings
  • Title: Europe in Autumn
  • Author: Dave Hutchinson
  • ISBN: 9871781081952
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback

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Bradley Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Shift ahead a few years and a slightly less populated world, drop in a fascinating collection of european characters from Poland, Hungary, Germany, England, and much more, and give us the origin story of Rudi, the cook turned Courier, sold a bill of sale about countries without borders, give him the basics of spycraft, and lie, lie, and lie some more.And that's just the beginning. This is a rather deep and detailed look at parts of the world I have little experience in, even though I'm a fan of [...]
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Richard Derus Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Rating: 4.5* enthralled starsThe Publisher Says: Europe in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carre and Franz Kafka.Rudi is a cook in a Krakow restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he's trapped in, a new career - part spy, part people-smuggler - begins. Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republi [...]
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Lindsay Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
In a future post-EU Europe that's been busily fracturing into small states a young man is inducted into the Les Coureurs des Bois, effectively a non-state actor espionage organization.The book covers how Rudi, an Estonian chef initially living in Poland, gets recruited and trained by the Coureurs. Then we get several disparate looks into what life as a Coureur is like; basically tradecraft, paranoia, moments of desperation and barely finite amounts of preparation with tantalizing glimpses of the [...]
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Elizabeth Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Really bloody excellent. Taut, subtle, cleverly constructed. And also not at all what I expected in the best possible way. If I screech 'read it' at people enough times they'll do what I say, right?
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Rachel (Kalanadi) Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Oh my, YES. Spy thriller sci fi!! Loved this, and the final quarter had me glued to my seat with excitement. On to book 2 right away!
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Catherine Edmunds Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
You know those people who won’t read science fiction because they think it’s all overblown space opera and little green men? They’re wrong. This is the book that will prove to them once and for all that they’re wrong. I’m a sci-fi nut, and even I had to admit to having doubts as to whether the ‘science fiction’ label on the back was appropriate for what appeared to be a spy-thriller, albeit an exceptionally literary one, but by the time I realised it was correct, I had reached the [...]
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Nicki Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
From the moment his childhood television first blinked on to the sight of a cooking show, all Rudi ever wanted was to be a chef. Abusive bosses and sabotaging family members weren’t enough to stop him from working his way up and achieving his place at the head of a Polish restaurant’s kitchen. It’s somewhat puzzling why a man who’s always been so certain of his life’s direction, and worked so hard to achieve it, would step into a world of danger and espionage, but perhaps the dogged pu [...]
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*Absorbed in Countless Worlds* Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Lovely book in a Le Carre meets Kafka style. Surprising in its mostly very quiet tone and special prose. Although it is a novel with a single plot it feels like a collection of only lightly related short stories, due to its unusual narrative style - until at 80% it all falls into place with a mighty boom! I can only say i pretty much enjoyed the book and was completely blown away with the conclusion and the way i was made to believe that this book was more like a story collection , the kind like [...]
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Viv JM Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
3.5 stars, rounded down.I enjoyed this book more than I was expecting to. I had no real idea what was happening, or why, or where it was going but that didn't stop me from enjoying the ride! I liked Hutchinson's writing style and very dry English wit. The "science fiction" element didn't really kick in until the last fifth of the book, but that aspect was intriguing enough that I'm keen to read the next installment.
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Robyn Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
3.5 that I am rounding up. The first half had me questioning all the attention paid to the series; the second answered it. Looking forward to more.
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Scott Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
This book was not what I expected, at all. And that's not really a bad thing. I expected it to be a page turning spy-fest with tons of action and gadgets and lovely ladies and nice suits. Now, there was plenty of that but there was also a carefully crafted world that the reader gets a good feel for. And underneath all of that is a large conspiracy that is mostly only hinted at.To be honest, it feels like this was the first half of a longer book. After everything we go through, it just sort of en [...]
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Ian Mond Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
When it comes to genre fiction, it’s the little things I appreciate. A novel not overburdened by exposition, a novel where the dialogue sounds vaguely human, a novel where there’s a sense of pacing and momentum to the story. You know, the basic components of a half decent piece of literature.Dave Hutchinson gets the little things right. More than that, Europe in Autumn is a veritable masterclass in plot, dialogue, pacing and world-building. And as such it’s up there with novels like Annihi [...]
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Karina Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Read most of this while sitting around in (Scandinavian) airports, which felt theme-appropriate. Turns into a book that is interesting enough that I'd like to read the sequel, which is a strange achievement, because for the first 60%+ of this, I could not see the plot at all and didn't find it particularly engaging.
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Jacob Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Wow! First off: YAY I HAVE READ 1,000 BOOKS!Ok now this book was amazingly good! Part spy novel Part Cold War part SciFi part crime and all good! Really easy to get into and to read, good twists, great characters, altogether a good book! Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Paul Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Ok, I’ll admit it. I am more than fashionably late when it comes to this particular party. What can I say? The life of a book reviewer is a battle against the same ever encroaching horror – so many books, so little time. Why did I decide to pick up Europe in Autumn then? The quick answer is I read the synopsis for its sequel, Europe at Midnight, and was suitably intrigued. I’m not a fan of starting a series anywhere other than the first book so I made the decision to start at the only sens [...]
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Kate Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
A fun, fast and exciting read that takes us across the well-defended borders of a near-future Europe in which many countries have now been replaced by numerous rival polities, states and sovereign cities. Getting from A to B is no longer as easy as it once was and it's Rudi's job - a courier for a secret agency - to drop off and collect 'packages'. His previous job as a chef was easier - longer hours, though. The novel is packed full of surprises (one or two are enormous) as Rudi tries to discov [...]
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Andreas Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
I got interested in "Europe in Autumn" when I saw it shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015. Looking back at the other years it's safe to say that from now on I will ignore the award. The story: In the near future Europe has fallen apart into many small countries and polities. Post offices don't work reliably across borders so couriers take over the job to deliver packages, which could be anything. Rudi is trained as such a courier and the reader follows him on his missions.I immensely [...]
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Anna Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
I started ‘Europe in Autumn’ because A Fine Balance is proving terribly sad and I wanted to read something that was less of a downer. It certainly filled that role, but proved to be a rather odd, hard to categorise book. A good three-quarters of the pages are devoted essentially to setting up the main character and his milieu, then the final quarter presents the reader with a massive and extraordinary conspiracy, ending on a cliffhanger that invites a sequel (Europe at Midnight). This was no [...]
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Isis Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
A whole lot of elements in this book hit my buttons perfectly. There is the alternate-history/near-future aspect, which centers on the interesting idea that the EU has not just fallen apart but splintered into dozens of tiny pocket states (and I have to say, there was a strange resonance to reading the bit about Scotland's explosive parting from the UK only a month after the real-world vote failed). There is the largely Eastern European setting, the Estonian and Polish and Hungarian characters, [...]
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Nick Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Very rarely has a book so completed surprised me as this one did. For three quarters of the book I thought I knew what I was reading, a slightly futuristic, enjoyable espionage novel, in the vein of deighton or le carre. That was enough, I was having fun and following lazily along. It's nearly the end of the book before you realise what's really going on, despite the scaffolding laid by the earlier chapters all tying neatly into it. It goes from a fun espionage novel to an exceptional one in a m [...]
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imyril Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
There’s so many ways this is not my sort of book: I'm not really interested in spy or underworld stories, I get antsy with a lack of female characters, and I quite like to have a bit more evidence of a broader plot than 'keen young man is probably out of his depth. Probably'.And none of this matters, because I found Europe in Autumn hard to put down from the start. Rudi, world-weary and naive - who is repeatedly taken advantage of but keeps on keeping on because what else would he do - is a wa [...]
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Gray Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
“He heard glass crunch, behind him.He turned and saw a dark figure detach itself from the shadows of the doorway opposite. By the light from his phone he saw that it was wearing tight-fitting clothing and carrying what appeared to be a pistol with a very long barrel.”I hadn't heard of the author Dave Hutchinson before this book. He describes himself on his blog as "A journalist, once upon a time. A science fiction writer, occasionally. Will write for food. Or even the odd kind word." (hutchi [...]
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Keith Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Read a review on io9 and this became my first Science Fiction of the year. Although the SF designation might itself be slightly off. It’s more of a future history a la William Gibson’s Blue Ant trilogy liberally mixed with a dose of John Le Carré. The European Union has mostly collapsed; there’s been a pandemic which has reduced the population and resulted in the splintering of Europe into self-declared republics, duchies, polities and city-states. The UN has endorsed a concept of self-de [...]
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Psychophant Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
When I first read a synopsis of this book, a bit over one year ago, I felt it was disconnected from current European reality. Now, it feels somehow prescient in presenting some of the centrifugal forces breaking up Europe to return to a post Schengen border future.The book most of the time feels as a near future suspense thriller, presenting quite well, if a bit simplified, the different idiosyncrasies of the European regions. Or at least if fits with my own limited experience.There are a couple [...]
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Tom Loock Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
Sold as SF. Whilst justifiable (Mieville's excellent The City & the City comes to mind), it reads like a mainstream novel with strong Le Carre-elements. Though I liked it overall and am considering reading the sequel, there are stretches that did not progress the story or the characters and that were - bluntly put - boring. Sorry! Maybe it was the lack of stronger editing? When I studied literature, we used to say "If it's boring, it must be mainstream." What a nasty thing to say
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Miquel Codony Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
El entorno que desarrolla (una europa fragmentada en el futuro cercano, post UE) es fenomenal, y el tono es perfecto durante buena parte de la novela, pero es deslavazada y en un momento dado da un giro de timón que la pierde. Funciona mejor a nivel de capítulos individuales que en su conjunto. Mi hipótesis es que adolece de planificación insuficiente, pero vaya usted a saber.Ha sido una decepción, pero han intervenido las expectativas. Sin ellas, a lo mejor lo hubiera disfrutado más. Lo q [...]
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Carl Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
I wanted to rate this higher on concept alone. The idea of a futuristic spy story set over an ever changing european map filled with nations, duchies polities and republics is a great onee realization not so much.The book is separated into various sections each with it's own title and no chapters per se. the sections are more like novellas since they are barely connected. The book boggs down in the middle and second half. the big reveal is a great concept barely used.This should have been much b [...]
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fromcouchtomoon Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
An underground look at the criminal coureur system of the near-future, balkanized Europe, where the crime is obscure and the borders have multiplied. A new country and a new angle every 50 pages, this is no breezy read, but I'm joining the number of critics who question its absence on all the year-end best of lists.
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Cristina Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
2,5 en un escenario muy atractivo bastante desaprovechado. Un Le Carré que intenta llevarse a Miéville a la cama y tiene una eyaculación precoz.
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Miloš Petrik Oct 14, 2019 - 02:57 AM
It starts off strong, and gets bogged down close to the end, only to fizzle into what might have been an interesting stand-alone novella but is in fact an unsatisfying ending.
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Europe in Autumn By Dave Hutchinson Europe in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carr and Franz Kafka.Rudi is a cook in a Krak w restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he s trapped in, a new career part spy, part people smuggler begins Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandeEurope in Autumn is a thriller of espionage and the future which reads like the love child of John le Carr and Franz Kafka.Rudi is a cook in a Krak w restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he s trapped in, a new career part spy, part people smuggler begins Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested, beaten and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue With so many nations to work in, and identities to assume, Rudi is kept busy travelling across Europe But when he is sent to smuggle someone out of Berlin and finds a severed head inside a locker instead, a conspiracy begins to wind itself around him With kidnapping, double crosses and a map that constantly re draws, Rudi begins to realise that underneath his daily round of plot and counter plot, behind the conflicting territories, another entirely different reality might be pulling the strings

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