Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

342 pages

World War Z came incredibly close to eradicating the human race. Here, for the first time, the stories of the survivors and the fighters have been collected. From a six-year-old girl to a mentally handicapped woman to the leaders in the highest levels of the military, voices are shared. Everyone in the world--rich and poor, young and old--was fighting on the same side, and miraculously humanity prevailed. These stories offer a glimpse to how the zombie war was won...and what we lost along the way. 

This is one of my favorite zombie books, and I enjoyed it just as much when I read it for the second time. I think my favorite thing about it is the variety of perspectives. It imagines what a zombie apocalypse would be like for different people in different situations all over the world, which is fascinating. It seems like Brooks did his homework because it really reads like a collection of interviews from a variety of sources. Definitely a must-read for fans of zombie lit and horror in general. 

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