A Review of World War Z by Max Brooks

What’s it about?

From Goodreads: The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. “World War Z” is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. …more

What did I think of it?

Considering pretty much every zombie fan capable of reading has probably read this book, I’m not going to go into my usual level of detail. Also, I read this book a while back, and just realized today that I hadn’t reviewed it!

World War Z is your non-typical, non-scary post-apocalyptic survival bible. Humanity survived the end of the world, and this is (some of) their stories.  It’s very well-written, follows several characters in locations across the globe, and is told in a no-nonsense style that will endear some and repulse others.

In short, it’s fun, it reads quick, and you really can’t consider yourself a proper zombie fan if you haven’t read it! The only reason I didn’t give it a full five Cthulhu rating is because it, by the very nature of how its written, lacked tension, and I need that in my zombie books!

4 Star Rating

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Title: World War Z | Author: Max Brooks (site) | Publisher: Crown (site) | Publication Date: 2006-9-12 | Pages: 342 | ISBN: 0307346609 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2014-7-1 | Source: HBP

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