Book Review: World War Z

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What would the world be like if a zombie plague actually broke out on a global scale? Brooks answers this question in a novel that’s essentially a collection of first hand accounts–a style that reminded me of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in many ways. It’s not for the faint of heart–very much an R-rated book, so to speak, but I for one would love to see it turned into a film. It had a District 9 sort of a flair to it that I haven’t seen done in zombie-lit before. So often, zombie stories focus on the individual–how does one person or a small group of people cope with the chaos? Brooks went the other way, showing how the world could and would cope with it. If you’re at all a horror or zombie fan, you should check this one out. Really fantastic.

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