World War Z
By Max Brooks
- Release Date: 2006-09-12
- Genre: Horror
World War Z Max Brooks Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic.
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, 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.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
“Will spook you for real.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”—USA Today
“Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”—Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick
“Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”—Dallas Morning News
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User reviews about this book
A lot of places and people to keep up with. I could barely remember anyone. Otherwise, good read
Literary technique grows tiresome and leaves narrative flat.
While I can appreciate the interesting take on this tale through the viewpoint of the survivor interviews, I am ultimately left uninvested in the characters or the greater story arc due to the disjointed and abbreviated nature of the testimonies. There are some really interesting perspectives on the events of World War Z seen through the lens of a cultural and geo-political framework, however they are captured in such a fragmented way that the reader is never able to emotionally buy into the struggle in a meaningful way.
One of my favorite historical novels
Written like a historical review of past events, cataloged by interviews, this book’s storytelling and format is one of the most interesting and engaging I’ve ever read. Re-readable and exciting!
By Am book reader
Best zombie apocalypse book ever written.
Not for me
Reading this felt like a chore. As soon as I was semi invested in a story it was over, and I was thrown into a different scenario. Felt confusing, tried finishing the book several times but after reading 3/4 I was just bored and gave up. Waste of money....just wasn’t my cup of tea.
World War Z
Difficult to read,very disjointed,extreme violence, and other world. Not a world I want to visit.
I bought this book and it’s not downloading. Why is that?
Best Zombie Book Ever
I’ve read World War Z multiple times now. It’s hands down the best zombie book in my opinion. There’s plenty of amazing short stories in the book that you’ll remember and want to come back later to reread. I recommend every zombie fan to read this at some point.
World War Z
Whew! Bizarre but a great writer!
Great book to read in digital copy. The night/black page/white type does not recognize chapter glyphs unfortunately.
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