World War Z - An Oral History Of The Zombie War

English language

ISBN:
9780307346612

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“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of …

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A really engaging read

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The last quarter of the book felt a little slow, but the novel had such a great mix of action-packed accounts and cryptic backstories that I had a hard time putting it down. I find zombie movies boring and samey, but the level of detail and the variety of stories written in this book added a layer of interest I’ve never seen before in any zombie creative work.

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