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World War Z by Max Brooks
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Apr 06, 10

bookshelves: fiction, horror, thriller
Read in April, 2010

I was extremely impressed with the writing in this book. This is not your typical hokey zombie story. This is a book filled with politics, culture a very accurate representation of world history and how all of these dynamics would come in to play if the earth were to experience a epidemiological plague of mass proportions. Max Brooks is obviously an incredibly gifted individual.

I appreciated the fact that Brooks was able to see this epidemic through so many viewpoints as he "interviews" the survivors. Some of these accounts included survivors at sea who saw how the infected impacted other boats where there was nowhere to escape, some NASA scientists who were horrified as they viewed the Earth's devastation from space with high power telescopes, and the South Korean's confusion as they saw the entire population of North Korea disappear, presumably living under ground! Brooks also does a nice job of taking natural elements in to account in this story such as how swampland and arctic weather would effect the undead.

A fascinating and intelligent read!
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