Saturday, 2 April 2011

Horror Book Review: World War Z

World War Z by Max Brooks is simply one of the best books I’ve ever read.
And it’s about zombies!

The book is set after a worldwide zombie apocalypse and is written as though it were non-fiction. It consists of dozens of interviews with survivors of the zombie plague: people from all walks of life and from all over the world.
Each interview is a few pages long, making it a nice relaxing read with short bite-sized chunks. As the book progresses a picture is formed of the outbreak, its spread and the impact it has on global civilisation. We see how ordinary people survive and how the military and government try to counter the zombie threat, both short and long term.
The book is very well researched and it’s quite incredible how the author captures the detail of each of the myriad locations and protagonists. For the zombiephile it really gets into the nitty gritty of what living with a zombie apocalypse long-term would entail.
On top of this, I have to say, the book is extremely poignant and moving at times. The people, as much as the zombies, are the main focus, and I’d recommend it to anyone.
You can read an excerpt of the book here.

And amazingly, there's going to be a film!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I wish you could follow up on this topic!