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World War Z by Max Brooks
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Feb 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: apocalypse-dystopia, vampires-werewolve-zombies-oh-my, horror
Read in October, 2013

I listened to this on audio, and that’s definitely the way to do it. The audio version is read by a full cast of different nationalities/accents, like the narrators of this oral history.

This is basically a series of vignettes, that tell the tale of a zombie apocalypse from the “before” to the “during” to the tentative “after.” It’s politicians and soldiers and civilians. My very favorite part of the book is the beginning, when the zombies first appear and the chaos starts spreading. It’s thrilling and horrifying and spine-shivering. But then there is a long slog through military tactics and manuevers and I lost interest. Military history has never been my thing, real or fictional.

Brooks has done something fun and creative with the zombie mythos and has obviously thought out one possibility of how the zombie apocalypse can go down.

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