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World War ZPublisher: Crown Publishing Group
Author: Max Brooks
Title: World War Z : An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (2007, Paperback)
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- blackmathReview:I am not particularly a fan of the horror genre as a whole, and more specifically I am not huge on zombie books or movies--I have never even seen Night of the Living Dead in its entirety. There are some though I like, for instance--28 Days Later or Max Brooks's Zombie Survival Guide (the wildly creative and entertaining book that pre-dates this one. The most impressive for me in the zombie field,thus far, is hands down World War Z. Max Brooks has written a book that is fun as well as thought provoking and at times even touching. He mentions the "human factor" in the preface and he does not fail to deliver there. One might imagine a book about a global zombie takeover and the subsequent war as a platform for gratuitous gore and violence. Instead Brooks uses it as a platform to build muti-dimensional characters that the reader can, if not relate to, care about in some capacity. It is wriiten as a series of interviews with survivors of "World War Z" and presents a much more mature plot and characters than i would have ever thought possible in a zombie book--and it has inspired me to put Night of the Living Dead on my netflix list.