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World War Z by Max Brooks
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Mar 13, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: abandoned

I have decided to set aside "World War Z" for now. I just wasn't finding it very compelling. While the writing is smart and witty and clearly well informed, I felt the book really suffers from a lack of a main character and a story arc. It is more a series of short stories than a novel. And even the stories are less about people than peoples--how various countries, armies, cultures and world leaders would react to a Zombie invasion. Without a more Human connection, I just found it difficult to care too much about. It is written like a very compelling history book. If it WAS a history book I would love it. But I am having a hard time getting excited about fake zombie history.

So I have started "The Night Strangers" by Chris Bohjalian. I am only 20 pages in and it is already deliciously spine tingling. And I am very attached to the main character. And the action is already page turning. I am pleased. :)

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