2019-06-05 19:41:40 UTC
_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)