I recently recommended Max's World War Z to a friend, and loaned him my copy so he could read it. (Don't worry, it's back in my possession now, and unharmed. :D) He returned it with the comment that it was probably one of the best stories about society in crisis he'd ever read, and that the realism was i ...more
All in all a great book if you're after something to read in a day, however it fell short of 5 stars because I would have liked to ha ...more
The book opens and closes with stories told in the same style as World War Z - that is, interviews with survivors of the war. It's a style that works well for Brooks, and I love getting a glimpse into the minds of the different characters that he has populated his world with. Opening story 'Closure, Limitied' (the title story of the collection) is the best ...more
Annoyed by that, the poor quality of the stories, and the sense that I'd paid to read something that has b ...more
La primera de ellas titulada "El camino a la extinción", a mi parecer fue la mejor, explica de manera un tanto humorística la lucha entre vivos y no-muertos, desde el particular punto de vista de un "ser" que se alimenta de humanos (no ...more
Coming in at a baby 124 pages, Max Brook’s collection of four short stories continues on from the amazing World War Z. It took me a while to pick up a copy of this, only because it was initially retailing at around $20 (AU) at my local bookstore and I couldn’t justify spending that much on a tiny book, even if its predecessor is one of my all time favourite novels.
I came to this with pretty high expectations. Of the four stories, I most enjoyed ‘The Extinction P ...more
I am a huge fan of Max Brooks' work and of World War Z, as I am sure practically everyone who buys this is.
If you have never read any of Brooks' work before, do not buy this as a first foray in to his work, it doesn't do him justice at all.
I was so excited to hear another Brooks' compendium of stories was coming out. Imagine my disappointment when a wafer thin 'tome' with paper quality matching that of a pulp paperback landed on my door.
Still, not to be one to judge the b ...more
I truly enjoyed all the short stories in this small anthology. I enjoyed the contrasts of each story while enjoying the similarities in turn.
The "Introduction" gives a nice introduction into t ...more
La mas rescatable, desde mi punto de vista, es la historia de los vampiros, probablemente por ser la mas larga, pero te da una visión totalmente diferente a lo que ya se había visto, por eso me gusto.
Este libro es para alguie ...more
So, with this much anticipation built up, you can imagine my disappointment when this book arrived and I found it to be very slim indeed. In fact, there's less than 130 pages and only four short stories, of which, Closure, Limited only takes up TWELVE pages.
Trying to set this negative feeling aside, I started reading and easily chewed my way through the contents of this bo ...more
The second let down was the incorporation of Vampires in the the Extinction story. Brooks' work has alway ...more
Si tratta di 4 storie brevi a tema zombie. la prima la parata degli estinti è quella che mi è piaciuta di più. All'inizio non riuscivo a capire chi o meglio cosa fosse il protagonista,non capivo la curiosità morbosa di voler vedere i non morti e il fatto che questi non potessero nuocerlo,anzi nemmeno lo notano, come sottolinea lui stesso..beh era anche lui un non morto..ma di natura div ...more
WARNING: Do not read this book before reading World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.
In un mondo devastato da scenari apocalittici, vampiri e zombi si contendono la vittoria sull'umanità per garantirsi la sopravvivenza eterna. Una giovane operaia cinese ricorda con orrore l'attacco dei morti viventi alla Grande muraglia. Fred è rinchiuso in uno stanzino senza cibo né acqua da non sa più quanti giorni, braccato da orde di zombi che gemono e si agitano là fuori. Un "sopravvissuto" racconta il suo nuovo lavoro: ricostruire i corpi e gli effetti personali delle vittime della guerra...more
It does help to have read the novel first before reading these as you will understand the world better but nonetheless, I was able to understand the basic principles of the zombie world. I liked the tone of the stories, they treated their subject seriously, thus lending them more credibility rather than being tongue in cheek and losing their impact.
I thought i ...more
El mas curioso y largo el primero en el que unos vampiros observan la extinci��n humana y a la vez su propia extinci��n al quedarse sin sustento. Magnifico.
This gets four stars purely for the segment about an undead plague from the point of view of a vampire. Zombies and vampires are my two favourite fictional supernatural phenomena, and this story looked at ...more
Brooks is the son of director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft. He is a 1994 graduate of Pitzer College. His wife, Michelle, is a screenwriter, and the couple have a son, Henry.