World War Z

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Zombie Literature

This is going to be the first of a series of posts about Zombie Literature.

Today, I shall be discussing World War Z by Max Brooks. As some of you may know, I’m a big fan of audiobooks and it was the audiobook of World War Z that I devoured.

The book is a collection of interviews with people who lived through the zombie war and the audiobook features many famous voices  including Mark Hamill, Alan Alda, Henry Rollins, John Turturro and Max Brooks himself (as the interviewer) bringing these accounts to life

Their tales come from different countries and cultures with the stories following the narrative of the zombie war itself.

This is a very entertaining book and follows on from the Zombie Survival Guide.

There is also a film adaptation, part of which was filmed in Glasgow (although Glasgow was dressed to look like Philadelphia).

This book (and the zombie survival guide) could deservedly be credited with the rise of the zombie in recent years.

Have you read World War Z or Zombie survival guide? What are your opinions?

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