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TitleWorld War Z
AuthorMax Brooks
ISBN0307346609
ImprintMax Brooks Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages342

Description

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 China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve year old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west of the Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr Brooks says in his introduction, By excluding the human factor, aren t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it And in the end, isn t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as the living dead Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.

Reviews

Ellen

World War Z By Max Brooks

This book was initially recommended to me by several people in the office and since I love zombies and apocalyptic themes, well, I was pretty excited Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations and I struggled to finish it I m going to write this review under the assumption that the reader ... (Sign in to see more)


Jason Pettus

World War Z By Max Brooks

My full review of this book is longer than Goodreads word count limitations find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com Anytime I hear of some funny, gimmicky book suddenly becoming popular among the hipster set, I always squint my eyes and brace myself... (Sign in to see more)


Penny

World War Z By Max Brooks

I know what you re thinking Five stars for this book Why If you ve been following my reviews then you know I tend to stress over how many stars to give a book, and I m not one to hand out five star ratings willy nilly I m usually quite cautious when it comes to handing out that all important ... (Sign in to see more)


Kat Kennedy

World War Z By Max Brooks

At this current moment in time my husband and I do not actually have a working will We are the legal definition of intestate We have not yet made any preparations for our death and we only have life insurance house insurance because his mother organized the whole damn thing come to mention it she is... (Sign in to see more)


Rebecca DeLaTorre

World War Z By Max Brooks

I just can t get on this bandwagon The pseudo government reports the book is written in handicap it in many ways First, there are no protagonists to grow with, no story arc, no climax, etc You know what s going to happen from day one there was a world crisis involving zombies and at least some peopl... (Sign in to see more)


karen

World War Z By Max Brooks

this book is about zombies the same way the bible is about god they are mostly background actors who are the reason other characters do what they do and occasionally they will rarrrr in and kill a bunch of people because they cant help it, but mostly they are an invisible presence, always to be fear... (Sign in to see more)


seak

World War Z By Max Brooks

Update See end of review for movie review.I ve broken my cardinal rule for reading books just before the movie comes out This rule I ve alluded to is the following I don t read the book directly before the movie at least 1 year before or it must be read after or just wait on the movies The reason fo... (Sign in to see more)


John Wiswell

World War Z By Max Brooks

There are reasons to be wary of this book The title is a little silly, and Max Brooks s Zombie Survival Guide was tongue in cheek Hell, he s the son of legendary comedy director Mel Brooks And zombies are creatures that gained popularity thanks to film, which is contrary to the nature of most... (Sign in to see more)


Alex Duncan

World War Z By Max Brooks

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book is not a novel You learn very little about the characters even the narrator and cannot follow them from story to story There s no common thread, no arc, etc It s a hodgepodge For many of you, this is all you ne... (Sign in to see more)


mark monday

World War Z By Max Brooks

On the menu tonight WORLD WAR Z Amuse BoucheOur rich Tartare la Homo Sapien will astonish you with its hauntingly familiar flavors, its bright and vivid colors, and the truly gamey taste of terror, tears, and trauma Fresh kill will never appear so carefully arranged and presented prepare your... (Sign in to see more)


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