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World War Z by Max Brooks
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Jul 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: zombies, audio, library
Read from June 22 to July 04, 2010 , read count: 1

Not so much a story about Zombies as it is an expose on how political cultures, societies, people in general and individually look at and treat disease, epidemics and over-whelming obstacles.

The audio CD has various actors speaking out the roles of the various "people" that the interviewer (Max Brooks) talks to regarding the more personal aspects and views of the war that was waged against the Zombies that nearly wiped out the living-human population. Having the various voices inspired the feeling that the story was real, much like the original broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" did.

Brooks capture of different personalities, of the different methods that military leaders, military personnel, political governments, and individuals determined to survive felt pretty right on. One of my favorites was the blind Japanese man out in the middle of nowhere.

I was pleasantly surprised at how different this was from his earlier book, The Zombie Survival Guide, which was a fun, but silly book.
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