Title: World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Original Publication Date: September 3rd, 2006
Original Price: $14.95 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 342
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★✫
Quick Synopsis: (If you could call it that…) So, Max Brooks kind of goes around interviewing people, getting them to tell the history of the Zombie War.
WARNING: Foul Language up ahead.
-by the way, this was my book club book, so stay tuned for some pics from the meeting :)-
Let’s see. This book was totally not what I expected. I saw the movie before I read the book, which definitely skewed my vision of the book. When I started reading it, I was almost confused at what was going on. I expected a narrative. I expected to learn more about Brad Pitt’s character and what else went on around him. Although, I was kind of disappointed to find that I wouldn’t get the type of story I wanted, I coped with it.
And in my “coping” process, I realized that this book is…fucking awesome. It was an absolutely pleasant surprise. It’s written like a type of history book (which I seriously should have assumed based on the title…). It’s so well-written, you’d have to argue me out of thinking those events didn’t really happen. Ugh. I’m just, in awe.
I read most of the book but I’d intermittently listen to the audio book as well. I’m obviously raving about this book but let me just take a second to tell you that the audio book, is just as amazing. I couldn’t handle it. The actors they had read this book were fucking marvelous. There was this specific “story” that this guy told about basically being a security for famous people. These celebrities televised themselves gearing up for this war against the undead, only to engage in a war with the lower classes.
It’s just so great. That little part alone was enough to get me hooked. It just beautifully captured society and our humanity…or lack there of.