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Friday, July 10, 2009

World War Z: A Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks

World War Z: A Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks
352 page

Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publishing Date: October 16, 2007
ISBN-10: 0307346617

Reader's Annotation: Over a decade after the zombies war (a.k.a World War Z) raged across the planet a reporter writes a book using interviews collected by survivors.

Synopsis & Review:
11 years after a zombie plague rages throughout the world a reporter tells the story of the war through the people the survived it. From China, to India, from Africa to America the stories in this book are terrorizing, thought provoking, and yes, sometimes sadistically funny. For the keen mind the oral histories will play out like an echo of todays tragedies for the zombie lover alone no one will be disappointed.The beauty of Max Brooks is he not only writes social commentary here but he does it against a horrific, zombified backdrop that everybody has been before, however, his skill makes it raw, palpable, and frankly...scarily familiar. If you haven't gotten around to reading this book, it's time.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the audio and should note the if you are taking a road trip or at the very least stuck in Los Angeles traffic, the audio is a role call of famous personalities and voices playing out the different the stories within. I would go so far as to reccommend the audio for readers who have already read the book!
Audio CD
Random House Audio; Abridged edition (2007)

Notes: Adult Content, Parental Suggestion Suggested.

Author/Publisher Website

  • "I've no desire to become the next king of Jewish immigrant comics, but I am so proud of my old man" - About his father, Mel Brooks.
  • View a video from the publisher's website (of the graphic novel) here.

A brief FAN MADE Book Trailer with splices/preview from the fantastic AUDIOBOOK (This is not licensed).

Two of my favorite
Fan Made trailers made by a fan (Srsly guys, this is pretty good stuff!):

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