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message 1: by Fredstrong (new)

Fredstrong | 6 comments I'm just posting my review...

Excellent read. The zombie outbreak started in Africa, at first it was covered up and denied by many nations, and the resulting naïveté allowed the zombie swarms to spread. The result was a near extinction level event. By the writing of the book, there are still hot spots and infestations in parts of the world, but the threat is under control. Told through interviews, spanning the world, his is the story of World War Z.

By writing the book as a war documentary, Brooks has tapped into a unique and disturbing delivery for the zombie tale. The confrontations with zombies are told in the first person, with the safety of hindsight, and are actually far and few in between. It is the believability of the accounts, and the seemingly different voices and cultures that these reports come from that makes World War Z so unique. The cultural observations, along with the political, military, and social critiques, give the book an unexpected depth and intelligence for this genre. Definitely one of the most unique books I've read in quite some time. Props to Max brooks!

message 2: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19903 comments World War Z is mind blowing. Swarms of zombies-- some made even as they are being exterminated--covering every city in the world. Can't be killed in a freeze because they just come back during the spring thaw. There's no safety even on a submarine because the zombies are trolling the oceans. *shudder*

Love the small part where the liberal anti-gun Hollywood studio mogul locked and loaded to help take out the zombies. Uh, yeah!

Looking forward to any future movie.

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3 comments I loved this book too. The Zombie Survival Guide is wonderful as well. It got me on a Zombie kick. I'm currently reading Monster Island and though it's about Zombies it's a little different (weird?) and not nearly as good! After reading World War Z and the Survival Guide I anxiously searched the library and Amazon for anything else Brooks may have written and was disappointed that there were none to be found.

message 4: by Fredstrong (new)

Fredstrong | 6 comments Sarah, are you a member of the Zombie goodreads group? If not come join us, (anyone else interested as well). It's one of the most active groups on goodreads and it's a ton of fun!

message 5: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (bookgoddess1969) | 139 comments I loved Max Brooks' Zombie books, too! I especially loved the way that they are written as if its nonfiction! I couldn't put them down!

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