World War Z by Max Brooks
An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Each and every character was unique and entralling; from regional accents to realistic slang, their voices jumped off the page.
-The Dying Book Affair

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9/12/16 is the Tenth Anniversary of World War Z’s publication!
 
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the blockbuster movie, is the only record of the plague years.


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About Max Brooks

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, MAX BROOKS has been called "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism."
 
Published September 12, 2006 by Broadway Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels, Political & Social Sciences, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Science & Math. Fiction
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Critic reviews for World War Z
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Steve Emmett on May 28 2013

This blanket of sameness shrouds the book from cover to cover, making it gradually harder and harder to reach the end. Even if this was done to create in the reader the sort despair that mankind would feel under such conditions, it doesn’t make for a page turner.

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Gilbert Cruz on Sep 20 2006

With his surprisingly realistic takes on government inadequacy, disaster preparedness, and public panic, Brooks subconsciously references worldwide crises...producing a debut that will grab you as tightly as a dead man's fist.

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SF Site

Excellent
Reviewed by Steven Silver

World War Z is an enjoyable novel that has an uncanny ability to draw the reader into the near future apocalyptic world Brooks has invented.

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Strange Horizons

Excellent
Reviewed by Siobhan Carroll on Oct 31 2006

Like the best of the zombie movies (28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead), World War Z provides gripping horror while being about more than just shambling corpses.

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More Than Just Magic

Good
Reviewed by ChristasBooks on Dec 12 2011

All the “facts” are here and presented in a unique and interesting way. Making real life events accessible to anyone who is interested.

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The Dying Book Affair

Good
Reviewed by H E Saunders

Each and every character was unique and entralling; from regional accents to realistic slang, their voices jumped off the page.

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