Saturday, 2 August 2014

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War - Max Brooks

This book consists of looking back upon the time of the Zombie war. Throughout the book there are several different stories, this format helps readers save time, if they have a short attention span they can read a story a finish for the day and read another the next day ect.

The author takes on the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission as he travels the world and holds interviews with men and women who share their survival stories, these stories give us a detailed image of what life was like for the survivors around the world and what life is like now that humanity recovers.
We get to hear a range of survivor stories ranging from everyday people trying to survive another day to the military and the tactics they use to fight against the dead.

Brooks uses real world history as well as culture, and social situations of other countries to create how they would respond in a world crisis of the like. Reading about the government responses in some countries, military actions employed, and the methods of some survivalists show us that zombies are not the only things to fear in a global situation like an outbreak. In some cases, humans can be much deadlier when they kick into survival mode.

It is hard to say that if you liked the movie you will love the book because in this case they are not so closely alike as you  would expect. However, if you like zombies you will love World War Z, and if you love social and political warfare, then you will also love this book. It has a little something for everyone whether you are a keen reader or someone who is simply in love with zombies or war stories.

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