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. Part of blurb from Goodreads.
I read this book for a couple of reasons, one of them being that my husband wants me to come to the cinema next month to see the film.
I liked it but I found it dragged on a bit at the end. I think that the book could have been at least 50 pages shorter. I am looking forward to see the film.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (zombie)