My Reading List:

  • "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin
  • "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw
  • "In Spite of the Gods" by Edward Luce

Friday, March 21, 2008

World War Z

This is a fantastic and well written fictionalized book about the memories of different people during the Zombie War. The period of time between the early infections and through the period when the entire Earth was almost overrun by undead Zombies, and humanities fight to regain control of Earth is covered. The book implies that the war is not over and there is still work to be done to eradicate the Zombie menace from the world.

This is a very well "researched" book and it feels very real. The situations and scenarios presented feel like they could happen if humans could indeed turn into Zombies when bitten by other Zombies. The great "research" for the book is not limited to the US, but feels real for all the parts of the world that are covered in the book. I did feel like the end of the book was a little weak, but that does not take away from the great first 335 pages of the book.

If you enjoy fiction of this type, I would definitely recommend this book. My ThanX to my friend Kelly for keying me onto this book, and Nate for letting me borrow his library copy.

Title: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Author: Max Brooks
# Pages: 342
Published by: Crown Publishers (New York)
Year: 2006
ISBN #: 0-307-34660-9