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World War Z

An Oral History of the Zombie War
Brooks, Max (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
World War Z


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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z , now a #1 New York Times bestseller, is the only record of the plague years.
Authors: Brooks, Max
Title: World War Z
an oral history of the zombie war
Publisher: New York :, Broadway Paperbacks,, [2006]
Edition: Second Paperback Edition.
Characteristics: 342 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2006."
ISBN: 9780770437411
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Report This Mar 21, 2014
  • vegemite9 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced and a truly exiting novel, i praise Max Brooks, for his intriging writing. Seeing the Zombie apocaylypse through this veiw, was slightly depressing. As realization came to as how helpless we would be in such a situation. Max brooks keeps into consideration the possible dangers of a non-infected. Survival needs. And the conditinal conspiracy out of the story-the belief that because you are you, you would survive. He painted a different picture of the zombie in my mind and i thank him for it. I highly recommend this read, perhaps for an older audience as the book is quite visual.

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 Aug 22, 2013
  • TarannumSens rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not enough violence; plot is very hard to understand; disappointed

Report This Aug 14, 2013
  • JimmyGman rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book and the current movie have little in common...very little. No real protagonists here (they made one up for Brad Pitt). Expected more...gave up reading it...not satisfying.

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 Jul 06, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

‘World War Z’ by Max Brooks – AWESOME! Great book, strong finish. I enjoyed for the movie too - release date June 2013. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Report This Jun 03, 2013
  • lisahiggs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book vividly portrays what’s left of humanity around the world after the zombie war, across cultures and borders, and what the world went through. A really gripping and chillingly envisioned documentary in book form. In other words, they’ll destroy it in the movie. Oh well, at least it won’t be one of those remakes that are word-for-word copies of the books, bringing nothing new when telling it as a movie (Blindness, The Road).

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.

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  • rayyan0705 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A history of the 10-odd year "zombie war". Written through a series of interviews of survivors of the "war".

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Of course, people just escaping zombies, and multiple shootouts. There is quite a bit of intensity.

Violence: Plenty of violence. It's a zombie horror event, you gotta expect it.

Coarse Language: Almost every swear word used at least once. But most are used several times.

Report This Sep 23, 2013
  • mariednguyen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Release date June 21, 2013 (USA)

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  • rayyan0705 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: there is alot of killing and war

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  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some swears are used, especially by some of the soldiers who are interviewed. Can you blame them though? Fighting zombies will get to you...

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Reference to people being eaten by zombies and the killing of zombies.

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  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some recollections of the interviewees are pretty intense and horrible.

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  • cmills10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Gore, dead bodies, walking dead, cannabalisim,

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  • cmills10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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scary and a really good book

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.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's fear, dude, just fear and you don't have to be Sun freakin Tzu to know that real fighting isn't about killing or even hurting the other guy, it's about scaring him enough to call it a day. Break their spirit, that's what every successful army goes for, from tribal face paint to the "blitzkrieg" to... what did we call the first round of Gulf War Two, "Shock and Awe"? Perfect name, "Shock and Awe"! But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed? Not just won't, but biologically can't!

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