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World War Z --an Oral History of the Zombie War

Brooks, Max (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
World War Z --an Oral History of the Zombie War


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Authors: Brooks, Max
Title: World War Z --an Oral History of the Zombie War
Publisher: S.l. :, Three Rivers Press, 2011.
Local Note: 53 112 118 244
ISBN: 9780307888686
0307888681
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Report This Nov 15, 2013
  • Ferrous1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Totally different from the movie, which makes the format take a bit to adjust to, but totally enjoyable. An interesting view of human nature and society, and what would happen if an all-encompassing calamity that was very difficult to escape happened. Well worth a read even from just this perspective if you're not into zombies. Highly recommended.

Report This Sep 06, 2013
  • stanicus rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Warning to anyone who liked the movie and wanted to read the book: The book and the movie is completely different. Once I got over the fact that the movie and the book is different, I found the book to be a very good read. It's an interesting take on how certain countries would react to an apocalyptic event.

Report This Jul 28, 2013
  • Tingwerson rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had to check this out a couple of times due to not having enough time to finish it. The layout was not something that I found easy to really breeze through. But interesting and hopefully good information should there ever be a zombie apocalypse.

Report This Mar 07, 2013
  • shockman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was enertaining and written as someone who would be documenting past events. I love zombie stuff and this book was quite a bit different than the usual fare in zombie life. Usually the story takes us to the part where we win, and thats the end. This book starts from where we win, and shows us what it might be like after the dust has settled.

Report This Aug 13, 2012
  • mischief_managed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a very interesting book and really went in depth on the make believe issue of a zombie war. The only thing is that some of the stories dragged on a little.

Report This Jun 20, 2012
  • unbalancedbutfair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. This book is a series of vignettes that combine to answer the question: what would really happen if zombies threatened humanity? Very well answered. The human touch is there: tragedy, humor, bravery and stupidity. Intelligent international analysis, political angles, and human nature. And the different voices reflect different cultural backgrounds that are very well done. Well worth the time. A serious answer to a silly question. And, surprisingly, that answer is more valuable than most serious answers to serious questions.

Report This Jul 08, 2011
  • bookee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am not a fan of zombie books. In general I find the idea of a zombie kinda stupid (I don't know why that is, since I read a ton of UF). I got this book on a total whim and I'm so glad I did. It was original and well written. Each interviewee was characterized superbly. The atmosphere was dark and properly moody. The portrayal of the different reactions by some of the world's governments seemed almost too chillingly accurate. Super entertaining often frightening thriller.

Report This Dec 04, 2010
  • ANGEL D GARCIA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book! This does not read like your ordinary zombie/monster book. It is an account of different ordeals across the world. It is more of a thriller as opposed to a scary story. If you are looking for something different this is a very good book. Great for high school students and above, I have read this several times and plan to read it again.

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Report This Jul 28, 2013
  • Tingwerson rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What about your parents? What about them? We lived in the same apartment, but I never really conversed with them. I’m sure they thought I was studying. Even when school closed I told them I still had to prepare for exams. They never questioned it. My father and I rarely spoke. In the mornings my mother would leave a breakfast tray at my door, at night she would leave dinner. The first time she didn’t leave a tray, I thought nothing of it. I woke up that morning, as I always did; gratified myself, as I always did; logged on, as I always did. It was midday before I started to feel hungry. I hated those feelings, hunger or fatigue or, the worst, sexual desire. Those were physical distractions. They annoyed me.

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