Completed: 5 April 2014
Summary & Review:
As humanity attempts to regain everything that was lost during the Zombie War, many struggle to come to terms with what happened and are at a loss as to how to move on. Presented as a collection of vignettes from around the globe covering all stages of the outbreak, panic, war, and victory, the survivors recount their individual experiences of World War Z detailing the horror, heartbreak, and eventual triumph.
I was surprised by how much I liked this book. The format the story was told in was really engaging. As you read each “account” from the various “survivors,” more and more of the story was revealed showing how various nations, groups, and individuals dealt with the zombie outbreak. It was a cleaver narrative ploy. Plus, Brooks was deftly able to write in dozens of voices giving each character their own personality and each tale its own atmosphere. Apparently the movie adaptation is nothing like the book, which is too bad because the book was excellent. Maybe HBO will do a miniseries of it someday. One can always hope…