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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War -
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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Soon to be a major motion picture!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... show more
Soon to be a major motion picture!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
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780307346605
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Edition language: English
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Always Doing
Always Doing rated it
4.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I thought I knew zombies - the shuffle, the arms out, the groan of "braaaaaaains". Simple, right?Nope. Oh so wrong.Max Brooks, on the other hand, has been doing a lot of thinking about zombies - what makes them tick, what makes them die, and everything inbetween. Through an oral history a la Stud...
Katiebabs Library of Books
Katiebabs Library of Books rated it
5.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Thank you Max Brooks for scaring the ever loving crap out of me. No one is safe. There's nowhere to hide (perhaps on the moon) from the uprising of zombies that slowly take over the world. Max did a great thing with showing the aftermath and post World War Z in a interview type style non-fiction doc...
Blodeuedd
Blodeuedd rated it
2.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I am just gonna be evil with the grade here. The thing is, some parts were great! Some were good, some were ok, some pretty boring. And it was just very different. Still even with my 2 I would recommend it.Cos there are zombies! It will make you think about were you would hide, and how fast a societ...
JennieBasset
JennieBasset rated it
4.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Very different in a good way. Glad I listened to this (outstanding cast) rather than read it because I think this benefited greatly from the delivery method.
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
2.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Pucha, no pude enganchar con este libro no más. Me gustaba la premisa, y partí súper interesada porque a todos los que conozco que han leído el libro les gustó, pero conmigo no hubo caso. Lo primero que no me gustó fue que el estilo periodístico -para mí- hizo que las historias fueran muy planas, qu...
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