“World War Z” by Max Brooks

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆


Synopsis:  Mankind has survived its biggest struggle for survival to date – The Zombie War, also known as World War Z.

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With a world population decimated by Z, the world is struggling to recover.  Although the war has been won, the virus has not yet been completely decimated, leaving the possibility of a future outbreak wide open.

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This book is a chronicle of Zombie War from the beginning, with Patient Zero, to the end and beyond.  The entire novel is comprised of first-hand accounts of the War from every corner of the world.  Told by those who personally witnessed the atrocities of World War Z, each story is deeply personal and horrifying.

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Opinion:  A fascinating read with an intriguing structure, World War Z is certainly at the top of the list for those who prefer a more intellectual take on how a potential zombie infestation might realistically play out worldwide.

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Brooks takes into account the practicalities of society, culture, and government in determining just how far a potential zombie infestation would go.. and it’s much farther than one would expect.

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The chapters are made up entirely of first-person experiences with zombies and the war itself.  It is realistic, gritty, and well-written.  I took a star off not for content, but for its inability to be a novel you can speed through.

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Oh! And a lot of you know there is a film starring Brad Pitt called “World War Z”.  While the film, indeed, came from the idea of a Zombie War, and lifted the novel’s title – that is where the similarities end.  At the title. (Venn Diagram included)

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