World War Z

World_War_ZWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks – Reviewed by Attie P.

“It goes by many names: “The Crisis,” “The Dark Years,” “The Walking Plague,” as well as newer and more “hip” Titles such as “World War Z” or “Z War One.” I personally dislike this last moniker as it implies an inevitable “Z War Two.” For me, it will always be “The Zombie War,” and while many may protest the scientific accuracy of the word zombie, they will be hard-pressed to discover a more globally accepted term for the creatures that almost caused our extinction.” -World War Z

 

Years after the time when people almost lost the battle with zombies, an agent of the U.N. Postwar Commission decides to start interviewing people about how they survived the war. He interviews everybody from a teenage girl to a guy on the International Space Station. We hear stories about fights breaking out over an emergency radio to living on a submarine. Stories about how even with the most high-tech weapons and most destructive devises, even an army can fall. Written in a style similar to Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds, World War Z tells the story of human survival in the most terrible of times.

World War Z was one of those books that keep you on your toes the whole time. Anybody that likes stories with suspense, action and cool weapons will love World War Z. Even though the name implies a scary, horror book, World War Z isn’t quite as creepy as it seems. Instead of scaring you, the book will shock you with tales of what humans could do, just to stay alive.