World War Z – Max Brooks

I bought this book for my boyfriend several months ago. He loved it, so I thought I would give it a try, despite being rather annoyed at the whole preponderance of the zombie genre (it’s totally not my thing, although I do fully intend to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies one day, just so I can say I did). As it turns out, World War Z was actually pretty awesome.

As it says in the subtitle, World War Z is the oral history of a fictional zombie war, compiled by an unnamed narrator. The interviews all show a different facet of the war—there are civilian, military, and medical standpoints from all over the world. That’s about it for an actual summary; since it’s supposed to be “history,” it doesn’t follow a traditional novel storyline, really.

Check out the rest of this review on The Broke and the Bookish! It’s my first official review with them, yay!

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8 thoughts on “World War Z – Max Brooks

    • Definitely do! Sorry that you didn’t enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies–it seems to be a love it or hate it kinda thing. I’ll probably still give it a try just because it’s easily accessible 🙂

      • Yeah – I just didn’t like that it wasn’t seamless. It just felt like oh hey here’s a place to stick in Zombies. Plus there’s a completely random Asiatic/ninja aspect. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters was better done in my opinion. I just purchased Android Karenina so that’s definitely on my to-be-read list!

  1. Full disclosure: I have been a zombie geek my entire life. That being said, World War Z is about the best that can be done with the genre. It skirted the edge of camp and horror without going all in with either.

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