Monday, July 29, 2013

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT let the Science Fiction label turn you off on this one.

Seriously, this novel is done so well and is so interesting that I could not put it down. And I normally would never, ever pick up a science fiction novel unless I was desperate.

World War Z is just as the title states, a history of a zombie war. Because it takes place when it is all over, it really is not about the undead. It is about the living and how they survived the ordeal and continue to live against all odds. The world is a very different place, and Max Brooks travels from country to country interviewing key people that were part of the ordeal. They recount the horror they experienced, as well as the courage and spirit of not just the military but everyday citizens through acts of kindness and selflessness.

Throughout the novel, you keep asking yourself why? And how did this happen? The author is trying to figure this out as well, and you are really pulling for him and those left behind.

Take a chance on this one.


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