World War Z - Max Brooks Reviews
Description:ISBN 0715637037 / Author: Max Brooks / Genre: Fiction / Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd / It began with rumours from China about ... more
World War Z - Max Brooks ... another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the horde, "World War Z" brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.
Newest Review: ... as I was a little sceptical about whether a collection of individual personal accounts of a zombie apocalypse would work ... more
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by - written on 17/03/08 (Very useful, 155 readings)
Ok, so the worst has happened and the dead are returning to life, mindlessly tracking down the living to add to their ever growing numbers. A formidable and terrifying enemy without fear, emotion, empathy or biological needs who join in huge herds to overcome human resistance. Rotting hordes have infested urban areas and have driven the human race to isolated pockets of 'safety'. What would happen to the world and how would you cope as an individual if faced with the undead? Max Brooks is already responsible for the Zombie Survival Guide (a must read for the individual in a zombie infestation scenario), but in World War Z he takes a global overview of the world during ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/06/10 (Very useful, 16 readings)
It's been ten years now since the world knew peace. The Zombie threat is slowly being exterminated from the face of the planet and a new generation is being born that will never know the danger of extiction that the undead once presented to humanity. Which is why there has never been a better time to release this book; an oral history of everything that occurred during the war from the viewpoints of those who were actually there! Starting with the first outbreaks in China, the origins of which have never yet been satisfyingly or exclusively discovered, the book then goes on to look at the further reaching consequences as the disease, spread by contagion ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/03/09 (Very useful, 58 readings)
Supposedly, the war is over. I mean, technically it is and has been for ten years, but there are still millions of zombies active across the globe and, each year, cleanup crews venture far and wide, mopping up the infestation where they can. Billions are (un)dead and each survivor has their own story... Author Max Brooks writes from the perspective of an inspector in a United Nations Post-War Commission who has been given permission by his superiors to write a book documenting the war (which is set in the near future) because the official report was heavily censored. As such, the novel is told from a series of viewpoints by people who were active ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/01/09 (Very useful, 57 readings)
This book is breathtaking. World War Z is written as the gathered collections of survivors of the 'Zombie War'. Set ten years after the war, the book recounts tales from all over the world, from the first outbreaks, to the 'Great Panic', to humanity's attempts to fight back. The Zombie War takes place at some indeterminate point in the near future. Written from several different angles, the book manages to thoroughly investigate this fictional war. It may seem that such an idea as a zombie war is absolutely ridiculous, however Max Brooks manages to keep the reader on the edge of their seat with plausible explanations and reactions. This style of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/03/12 (Very useful, 20 readings)
World War Z is the follow-up to Max Brook's hugely successful novel, The Zombie Survival Guide, which was a straight-laced survival guide for a hypothetical zombie apocalypse, steeped in such realism that it could genuinely be used for that purpose, rather than as entertainment. World War Z follows this idea of an ultra-realistic approach to the fantastical element of a world-wide zombie uprising by combining war stories from a wide range of individuals from across the globe, and their personal experiences during the war against the undead. It took me a while to get around to actually reading this book, as I was a little sceptical about whether a collection of ... Read the complete review
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