World War Z : An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardcover) - Brooks, Max

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on 9/25/2007

Bought Zombie Survival Guide and wanted to get more into the historic accounts around the world... It's a great read so far... Read More

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on 5/11/2012

World War Z isn't so much a novel as it is a collection of very personal recollections of people who have lived through - literally - hell on earth. In a way, it reminded me of news footage of these walls you see where, during a civil war, or natural disaster, people go and leave notes for loved ones, hoping someone, anyone, will see them. Every time I see something like that, it strikes me as hopeless and desperate, but at the same time noble and uplifting. In short, what makes us human. This book gave me the same reaction. I preordered it from Amazon, received it this morning, and finished it about an hour ago. I wish I'd rationed it out a bit, because I didn't want that feeling to end - the feeling of reading the accounts of some of the bravest souls who (n)ever walked the earth. Read More

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Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody "The Zombie Survival Guide," tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307346605
SKU 202232366
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307346609
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
"A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat for fans of '28 Days Later,' 'Dawn of the Dead,' 'The Last Man On Earth,' and other treasures of the zombie/counterzombie genre." (starred review)
"Despite its implausible premise and choppy delivery, the novel is surprisingly hard to put down. The subtle, and not so subtle, jabs at various contemporary politicians and policies are an added bonus."
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Annotation In the midst the pop-culture zombie craze of 2003, Max Brooks published THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE to help people survive the raging hordes of slow-moving, non-blinking undead that were, presumably, about to overrun the world. In this parodic "documentary," he chronicles his own personal experience of the horrific and bloody Zombie Wars that would have long-since rendered Earth empty of human life, had it not been for the heroic groups of resistance that sprang up all over the globe.
Editors Note An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors--soldiers, politicians, civilians, and others--who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival. By the author of The Zombie Survival Guide. 125,000 first printing.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0342
Publisher Crown Publishers

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