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Closure, Limited

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  697 ratings  ·  72 reviews
A terrifying new collection of short stories from the master of zombie fiction, Max Brooks, bestselling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and Recorded Attacks.
Paperback, 124 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (first published June 1st 2011)
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I really enjoy Max Brooks' stories. I love his insightful way of looking at the zombie culture, what it represents, what it means for us, what we would, or could, do about it if it were to occur.

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
If I had paid 5.99 for this book I'd have been extremely pissed off! It's only 120 pages (the print over covers about three quarters of the page).. and.. well it's not great. I loved LOVED World War Z but this does not live up to it, it's wreaks of cheap, lazy money making off the back of that. Even the writing isn't up to Brook's usual standard.

I can only assume the endorsements on the back are for World War Z, and whoever wrote the blurb that calls this a "terrifying new collection of short s
This is a great little book with a few short zombie stories...If you're expecting descriptions of gore however then avoid this book, this looks more at the survivors and the war they wage upon the undead in order to survive. It deals with self sacrifice, hope and strategy. I particularly enjoyed the story 'The Extinction Parade' because it dealt with vampires too..

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
Chris Bissette
This collection of four stories from World War Z author Max Brooks is good fun, and a nice addition to his growing body of WWZ-related works.

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
I don't feel that such a short "book" deserves a long review, so it won't get one. Four stories are in this book, none of which are especially good or well written. One features vampires which, for me, was a complete turn off. I love zombies and all they represent, however I find vampires uninteresting and personally would prefer to keep the two undead creatures far distant from each other!

Annoyed by that, the poor quality of the stories, and the sense that I'd paid to read something that has b
Rodrigo Campos
Para ser mi primera lectura de temática Zombie, me pareció "entretenido", tiene 4 pequeñas historias que, según pude leer en internet son de formato similar al libro anterior del mismo autor: "Guerra Mundial Z", [el cuál aún no leo pero pretendo leer próximamente].

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
Originally posted at Mhairi Reads.

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
Jim Shaughnessy
Sadly, Brooks fails to live up to the quality of his previous work here. Weak storylines, lack of resolution and one story that is too bizarre even for zombie fiction makes this book one to not worry about missing.
Johan Wilbur
Tras la extraordinaria Guerra Mundial Z (Seguramente la versión mas realista y verosímil de una epidemia zombi escrita hasta la fecha) Brooks sacó esta especie de “continuación” que consta de tan solo cuatro historias más y a la vez ofrece un punto de vista nuevo al no ser ya tan parecido, digamos, lo cual está muy bien.

Como digo, es cierto que como continuación de GMZ sabe a muy poco, pero de las cuatro historias, sobre todo dos de ellas están muy bien y no me arrepiento de haberlo leído. Pero
A very short book - disappointingly short. The stories within were worth reading, however perhaps only buy this book if on offer.
The only problem with this collection was it was too small! But what was there was great. The first story was a rather disturbing consequence of WWZ which was very good. There was a very claustrophobic story of a man starving to death while zombie hoards waited outside. There was a story about how Vampires weren't comping with the zombie plague, and one about the zombie war in China. (Which was only let down by the mention of the Xia dynasty building the wall. I think he meant Qin!) I'm not norm ...more
Mi relación con el señor Brooks es amor-odio total. Me gusta darle una oportunidad a sus libros ya que me gusta el género y lo considero un buen escritor; y con potencial suficiente como para que alguno de sus libros termine por gustarme de principio a fin; pero por ahora, aunque me pese, no ha sucedido con ninguno.

Este libro está formado por cuatro relatos.

Lo empecé especialmente por el primero: una historia narrada por vampiros en la que se cuenta cómo los primeros humanos se convirtieron en z
Dawn Peers
"No closure, whatsoever"

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
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Max Brooks has such a way of bringing his writing to life that I can scarcely wrap my mind around it. He mingles fantasy and the paranormal so seamlessly into our reality that I find myself getting ready to defend myself against the "subdead" hordes and pray I have enough knowledge to survive the onslaught.

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
Marcos Bolaños
Un libro demasiado corto con 4 historias, 2 de las cuales al parecer fueron "deshechadas" de su magnifico libro World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War y con buena razón, ya que esas dos historias no estaban a la altura de las que si fueron incluidas en el otro libro.

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
David McDonald
Closure, Limited and other zombie tales is written by Max Brooks, the man behind World War Z, one of my favourite books EVER.

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
The book was alright; the stories were riveting to read and it was short enough to digest in a single day, although you can probably get more from it. Again, it is really fantastically written and a solid read. The small collection is let down by two stories: the first story is taken from the World War Z book; and while fun it's not really new. If you'd read Z you can probably just skip it.
The second let down was the incorporation of Vampires in the the Extinction story. Brooks' work has alway
non ho letto World War Z e la mia conoscenza di Brooks si limita a questo libercolo. Davvero poco in effetti..
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 di natura div
Beau Johnston
I wish the book was longer, but that is only because the stories were so good. One or two of the stories have sad twists that cause you to pause for a moment or two.

WARNING: Do not read this book before reading World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.
Matteo Pellegrini

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

L.K. Jay
I was introduced to this by a friend and by reading this series of short stories, I was encouraged to read World War Z by the same author.

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
I powered through this on my lunch breaks at work over the past week. A very enjoyable little read. Normally I'm not a fan of short stories, because if they're bad, well... they're bad, and if they're good, then it leaves you with literary blue-balls, despite how enjoyable they might have been.

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
I very much enjoyed the two stories that bookend the collection, because both are further tales from WWZ. The other two stories were fair to okay. I enjoyed the vampire tale more than the other one, which I didn't find engaging.
Max Gearing
I loved this book i bought it the other day beacuse i love max brooks and his work it shows how good a writer he is by the fact he can write a short story and still get you hooked great book.
Mat Soole
First 2 were ok, second 2 were awesome, couldn't give more than 3 stars but would buy the story if it came to a full novel and will definitely be buying 'Extinction Parade' later in the year when it comes out!
I rather enjoyed this little collection of stories, it pulls inspiration from varied quarters both during and after the events of World War Z and I must admit there is a perverse part of me that really really enjoyed The Extinction Parade, which pulled together my two greatest horror loves, vampires and zombies. This story gives a new little twist to the zombie genre by looking at not just how humanity is desimated but also how this has knock on effects for those who feed on us (were they real.. ...more
Carrie Mudge
Fabby short read, great to go back into World War Z territory. Love the Vampire story too, talk about a different perspective! More, please!
La historia de los vampiros está genial pero luego ya no hay mucho, hubieran metido esas historias en Guerra Mundial Z, malditos editories
Apr 06, 2013 January rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: a
I'm a fan of WWZ and this book, which felt like a hastily-produced expansion, was a let down. There were only four really short, unrelated stories. How about taking more time to write more stories and releasing a decent book, huh? There were appalling grammatical mistakes: the plural of Asian was "Asian's", and for every "construction sight" I came across I did a mental facepalmed. Construction SIGHT?! Was this book not edited?? And, sigh, one of the stories was told from the POV of a vampire. P ...more
Andrés Garzón
extremadamente fantasiosa, historia poco agradable de una guerra entre humanos, zombis y vampiros, realmente mala.
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Max Brooks is The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. He has been called ”the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism.“

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.
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