World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardback)
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Short Description for World War Z Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody "The Zombie Survival Guide," tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world.
- Published: 12 September 2006
- Format: Hardback 342 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307346605 ISBN 10: 0307346609
- Sales rank: 29,223
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Reviews for World War Z
Review of World War Z
Well, now I know what we should do to prevent a zombie war from happening.
This was an.. unexpected type of story. I'd heard from a friend that this book was fun to read, but I think I was thinking of it more along the lines of a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies type of book, a kind of tongue-in-cheek war novel. What I got was along the lines of.. a documentary, with fake interviews that felt real, a scenario that was both fascinating and filled with horror, and a story that just kept gaining momentum.
Max Brooks writes World War Z without it seeming full of gimmicks and, while reading through some of the reviews on the book, I noticed that there were a few comments about how all of the interviews sounded the same. In a way, they were - at the beginning of the book the narrator speaks to how he's writing the book with the emotions that his employer won't allow in their report. He's documenting, editing and compiling on his own and the end result is a product that, ultimately, is written by one man and influenced by those he interviewed. Was this meant to be a serious piece of news? Not at all. But it was close enough to give the illusion of that, and that's what I really enjoyed about the book.
Fantastic read - highly recommended for those who enjoy war stories and are looking for something just a bit different. by Lydia Presley