Sunday 2 June 2013


It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse.
Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the 10-year fight-back against the horde,World War Z brings the very finest traditions of American journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of civilisation.
I love zombie books. So after hearing good things about this one and reading quite a few positive reviews, I was looking forward to reading it...
This isn't your average zombie book, it's actually written like a non-fiction account of a fictional event. So it reads like a reference book, which takes some getting used to. There are different testimonies from a variety of people about what happened when the pandemic began, and even where it originated from.
At first, I was intrigued and couldn't wait to read more survivor stories, but with each new account and interview I found myself getting lost in the voices...until they all began to blur. And started sounding like the same person. 
WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR is an original, well written and clever book that takes a very different approach to the zombie genre. And while it's entertaining, for me it lacked the heart of why I love zombie books so much. I tried so hard to like it--because to be honest, I wanted to love it--but there was just something missing.
It was good, but as a whole, didn't work for me.
WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR, June 2013, ISBN 9780715643099, Duckworth

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