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message 1: by Casey (new)

Casey Of course he likes Israel, he's Mel Brooks' son. :)

message 2: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Oshust I know your review is more than a few years old but I got on here to look for a new book to read because I am about 60 pages into this book and I have been struggling to get into it for over a month now. I was curious to see if I'm just a dummy and don't get it but your review hit it on the head for me...No protagonists to grow with, no true story arc...I need to connect with characters and this just isn't that kind of book. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a little more my style if we are gonna do the zombie thing. Thanks for your review.

message 3: by Jason (new)

Jason Williams I think the book is well written and entertaining. However, I agree with what you said about the stereotypes. They're ridiculous. I'm almost at the end of this book, so I'll finish it, but I wouldn't pick anything up from Brooks again.

message 4: by Jason (new)

Jason Williams In addition to 7 out of every 10 chapters being from military members talking a whole a bunch of weapon technology jargon instead of interesting ideas about the story. But a lot of the survival stories are interesting.

message 5: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Glad I'm not the only one struggling with this book. I'm 33% done and almost ready to give up, which I rarely do!

message 6: by Gerry (new)

Gerry Dorby I wondered why I was really struggling with this book and read this review, I now know why. There may be better academic and literary commentaries elsewhere but this gets to the nub of it smarty and swiftly. How most of us like a review to read.

I'm going to persevere as I don't like dropping a book unless its truly awful. Il write my review soon

message 7: by Waiza (new)

Waiza thank God am not the only one! am really struggling with this book and am giving up! I just can't continue this nonsense

message 8: by Jared (new)

Jared Ross agreed! its just a bunch of random stories that makes this book super pointless to read

message 9: by Simone (new)

Simone Ramone I was recommended this book and downloaded Apocalypse Z by mistake. As ordinary as it was, it was better than this.

Read Breathers or Brains for zombie lit with a twist.

message 10: by Jaksen (new)

Jaksen It is just a bunch of random news dispatches, or interviews. There is nothing to hold it altogether. Or, I am missing something that all who love it have found. I gave up halfway through.

message 11: by Yammy (new)

Yammy random news dispatches? you obviously haven't read the book.

message 12: by Jaksen (last edited Jan 01, 2014 07:30AM) (new)

Jaksen I did read the book. I do realize that this book is well-liked and was tremendously well-received. I tried re-reading sections. I put it aside and picked it up again after a week. And it has been described (by some) as a series of dispatches, and by others a (fictional) oral history. If there was a thread of a story in there somewhere, I just didn't catch it.

message 13: by Douglas (new)

Douglas Brazil Totally agree with you!

message 14: by Alexandre (new)

Alexandre That's it! This review made it for me. I'm forcing myself to read this since the beggining but now on page 64 i officially give it up. I was Curious for the zombie theme and because of the movie adaptation, but clearly made a mistake picking this one.

message 15: by Emperador (new)

Emperador Spock The book does have some fun parts, but indeed, the blithe ignorance in some areas (the bits with military operations make Cpt. Picard sad), and the political/cultural stereotypes and biasses make it an annoying read.

message 16: by Mohammad Ali (new)

Mohammad Ali Abedi The racism was the worst part. Western white people save the world! Zulus added as the token black character.

message 17: by Quinn (new)

Quinn It wasn't as bad as the movie though. :P

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