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Churchills Trial employees who practically shoved this book in my hands while gushing about its supreme awesomeness I definitely wouldn t have purchased it But since they didn t have the book I was looking for Storm Front by Jim Butcher and since I d already been bitten by the zombie bug over a year ago The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan I took a chance and purchased this bookDespite the fact that Max Brooks used to write for SNL and also happens to be Mel Brooks son this book isn t funny nor is it meant to be Max Brooks tells this story through a series of interviews given by survivors of The Great Panic or World War Z the Z stands for Zombie in case you didn t you know put two and two togetherThe interviewees come from different parts of the world and they tell their accounts of what happened to them what they thought when they first heard of what was first referred to as African Rabies what happened when the Great Panic started in their part of the world A lot of these stories are sad andor terrifying but mostly I found them incredibly intriguing Before I go on I need to add that I totally geek out over documentaries and this book were it in movie form would be a documentary I m one that appreciates the method Max Brooks uses to tell this story To me the beginning of this book has to do with the way things are done in this world politics wise than anythinglse Of course as the book goes on and and governments are collapsing due to the fact that zombies are basically taking over the world we get a good look at human nature during times of crisis I found the whole thing fascinating Hardcore zombie lovers need to know that this isn t a book that follows one set of characters though some interviews have been broken up and so a few characters are featured in this book than once Rather it is one story told by several different people There is continuity in the order in which the stories are told to us and sometimes one survivor s account answers a uestion that was raised by another survivorAll that said there is uite a bit of zombie slaying action Lots of blood and guts and gore We get to learn how best to stop a zombie and let me assure you there are many ways We also learn about newest in improvised zombie killing weaponry and A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries effective warfare techniues to decimate a raging out of control zombie population But seriously I loved reading itverything in this whole ntire book Me A church going mother of three Although yeah I m not your typical church going mother of three But still PS I d have finished this book a long time ago had it not been for my husband who kept stealing this book away from me so he could read it too He s really liking it btw UPDATE 111012 About a year ago I bought the audiobook from Audible only to discover after purchasing that it was the abridged version I soon found out that was all they had to offer which was uite disappointing because some of my favorite yewitness accounts from the book were not included I ve since heard from the World War Z s Facebook page that they are going to make an unabridged version I Am Unaware Of When am unaware of when will be available for purchase That Said I Did End Up Liking The Abridged Audiobook Well I did In Pursuit of a Princess end up liking the abridged audiobook well The performances are pretty top notch To those who have zero sense of humor it must be said I m kidding I don t do any drugs and you need to chill This book was initially recommended to me by several people in the office and since I love zombies and apocalyptic themes well I was prettyxcited Unfortunately it did not live up to my xpectations and I struggled to finish it I M Going To m going to this review under the assumption that the reader has some inkling about the story and how it s constructedThere are two issues that killed it for me Firstly most of the characters had the same or similar voice Of course this is partly to do with the fact that the voices all originate from the mind of one individual the author Also the journalisticinterview approach to constructing the narrative limits how much color the author can impart on any given character and A is inherently dry no matter how xciting the vents described are intended to be This is. To touch him that he was 'cursed' I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves The boy's skin was cold and gray I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse Dr Kwang Jingshu Greater Chonging United Federation of China'Shock and Awe' Perfect name But what if the nemy can't be shocked and awed Not just won't but biologically can't That's what happened that day outside New York City that's the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war The fact that we couldn't shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us They're not afraid No matter what we do no matter how many we kill they will never Dark Awakening ever be afraid Todd Wainio former US Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of YonkersTwo hundred million zombies Who canven visualize that type of number let alone combat it For the first time in history we faced an Hawks Way (Hawks Way enemy that was actively waging total war They had no limits ofndurance They would never negotiate never surrender They would fight until the very Family Men end because unlike usvery single one of them Creative Participation every second ofvery day was devoted to consuming all life on Earth General Travis D'Ambrosia Supreme Allied Commander EuropeFrom the Hardcover diti.
read World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie WarAnized that it just cuts out a few of the interviewsNormally this is heresy but I can live with it for this one time onlyWhat I didn t likeI think the thing that just makes this an okay to good book for me is that while it s style and organization is uniue and highly clever it also takes away from my ability to care Without just following one person or a group of people there s no attachment to any specific person The MovieBrad Pitt will make verything betterAfter writing the above I actually do think the movie will make it all better It seems like it will be following one single person and that s what this reader needs Movie s set for a June 2013 release Here s the trailer tooIn the Cognitive Radio Networks end in the sense of my final feelings not any post apocalyptic senseLet s just say if wever do get into a Zombie War you better have a copy of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide on you Someone s already gone through the Personnel Management in Government effort of thinking up EVERY situation that can occur what sffective what s not and put it down in words No sense reinventing the wheelWhile an Out of This World entertaining idea and cleverxecution these were the The Time It Never Rained exact things that made World War Z a book I could never love It s worth a read if only to see how in depth you have not thought about zombies3 out of 5 Stars Recommended with ReservationsThe movie an updateI just wanted to make a uick note about the movie I m happy to say I called it correctly Injoyed the movie much than the book The Child of the Soul and Other Stories even though you can really only say the movie is a loose adaptation if you canven say that I thought it was much better to visit all those countries through the single character of the UN agent as opposed to interviews of random characters I felt for him trying to protect his family I rooted for him when he was in danger and it had the same Childrens Phantasies effect ofxploring the reaction of different cultures to a much smaller degree of course And it actually scared me which for a zombie book was completely lacking in WWZ 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 tc You know what s going to happen from day one there was a world crisis involving zombies and at least some people live to tell the tale The sure knowledge of the outcome deflates any tension and book feels flacid The pseudo scientific jargon is a poor imitation my sister a nurse tossed aside Brooks other Zombie manfesto in disgust within the first few pages and this one fairs no betterand there are far too many motional pauses and descriptive introductions for what amounts to an addendum to a government study of The Soviet Union events The thing that put me over thedge with this book is the inconsistency one chapter has a boy with bloody knuckles sliding his hands about in zombie goo and remaining uninfected and in the next chapter there is an Gods and Heroes expression of gratitutde that no onexposed to detrius from a headshot has open wounds to be infected through What ditor let that get by On top of that racial National Stereotypes Abound And Are Crude And Unappealing Brooks Is stereotypes abound and are crude and unappealing Brooks is a big fan of Israel as they are the heroes of the day ven going so far as to selflessly save Palestinian refugees yeah rightand remnants of South Africa s apartheid system are given a reprieve due to their pragmatism Russians are wacky comrades Chinamen are inscrutable and Americans are cowboys weakened by No Beast So Fierce education and consumerism UghI won t recommend this book to anyoneven a die hard zombie fan lest World War Z ruin the genre for them forever 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 uite cautious when it comes to handing out that all important fifth star I m stingy That being said very once in a while a book that may or may not be amazing comes along and wows me And now you re probably thinking But Penny it s a book about zombies Zombies Disgusting rotting corpses that stumble around looking to sink their teeth into any living thing How how could that sort of thing wow you Are you like smoking crack First things first No I m not smoking crack Everyone knows crack is cheap I much prefer the real thing Now that I ve cleared that up lets. 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 pochal Last Chance Bride event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts reuires a degree of courage on the part of the reader but theffort is invaluable because as Mr Brooks says in his introduction By xcluding 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 "isn't the factor the only true difference between us and the nemy we now refer to as 'the living dead' Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this dition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war I found 'Patient Zero' behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine Although he'd rubbed off the skin around his bonds there was no blood There was also no blood on his other wounds He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls At first the villagers tried to hold me back They warned me not.