Sunday, September 22, 2013

World War Z

This month's book is World War Z, by Max Brooks. As I am not a big zombie fan, I didn't expect to like it, but I found it was more about human response to a disaster than about zombies, per se. I thought it was fascinating, and had my husband read it. He thinks it's boring. Oh, well. Can't wait to see what y'all think!


Lauri said...

I was surprised by this book. It was very interesting to read. The author did a good job of giving you an account of the war and its progression through the eyes of people who were there. I am not sure how this book could be made into a movie so have not seen it as of yet.

Some of the stories were enough and others you wanted to know more about them. It was like reading a book of short stories. If you didn't like the character in the one you were reading you could just move on to the next one.

My favorite story was the pilot who had to work her way back to be picked up. I like that the zombies are too stupid to get out of a car and can only grab out of the windows at passerbys.

Annell said...

Not at all what I was expecting and nothing at all like the movie. I did enjoy parts of it and other parts were too wordy for me. A little too many "F" words for my liking, but I will have you know, every time I saw that word coming, I would say it as "fluff" or "fluffy" :)

This book really did get me thinking about what I would do if this ever occurred, where would I go and what type of materials do I need to prepare for an event like this.

My favorite part of the story was the same as Lauri's, the pilot who was trying to get to a pick up zone. The zombies in the car cracked me up. Grossest part, the people pretending to be zombies and eating people (I can't remember what word they used for them).

What I've learned from this book:

The human mouth has more bacteria than the most unhygienic dog. (don't know if it's true, but that's not the first time I've heard that).

Zombies will freeze in the winter then come back to life when it thaws.

Don't move north in the winter without an actual house to live in and food to eat.

I need to get a gun with a silencer, lots of ammo, a crow bar, bat and some axes.

Go for the brain...always the brain.

Linda Bigelow said...

Well, this is one time I can say that I liked the movie better than the book. I was surprised to not really like this book. Most of the stories I didn't even care about. I liked the pilot story and the girl whose family moved up north. Just when I was thinking I was glad they didn't use the f-bomb too much they started to let it fly. Oh well, I guess not every zombie book can be a winner.