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Spicy McHaggis
08-25-2008, 12:05 AM
One of my more morbid friends gave me "World War Z" by Max Brooks as a going away present, (even though she was the one going away.) Tore through it pretty quickly and I must say, it was a fun distraction. Brooks presents the whole story broken into interviews with different people from all walks of life. It's not ground-breaking literature but if you're at all interested in the whole zombie thing it's definitely worth a look.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/76/World_War_Z_book_cover.jpg/180px-World_War_Z_book_cover.jpg

TrickyNicky
08-25-2008, 12:07 AM
It is indeed excellent. I also recommend the audiobook.

Spicy McHaggis
08-25-2008, 10:30 AM
Yeah, I heard the audiobook was very well done. Apparently, there is a movie in the works too. I hope they do it in the vein of the book, dark and somber over the typical action zombie flick.

Simply Red
08-25-2008, 11:34 AM
Thanks!

Bowser
08-25-2008, 11:35 AM
Yeah, I heard the audiobook was very well done. Apparently, there is a movie in the works too. I hope they do it in the vein of the book, dark and somber over the typical action zombie flick.

Brad Pitt's production company bought the rights to the movie. I'm curious to see how the book plays out on film, especially the Battle of Yonkers. Hopefully they don't pussify it.

Ultra Peanut
08-25-2008, 07:25 PM
I've been meaning to read this forever.

Adept Havelock
08-25-2008, 08:49 PM
It's the Zombified version of Studs Terkel's collection of WW2 Oral Histories "The Good War".

It's brilliantly written by none other than the son of the legendary Mel Brooks.

KCUnited
08-27-2008, 07:07 AM
Excellent book, it was a fierce battle for the movie rights between Pitt and DiCaprio, haven't heard much about it in a while.

Another Brooks book that is worth reading is: The Zombie Survival Guide - Complete Protection From The Living Dead.

Bowser
08-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Another Brooks book that is worth reading is: The Zombie Survival Guide - Complete Protection From The Living Dead.

See, I wanted to love this book, and parts of it I did, but I kind of lost steam with it about 2/3rds of the way through. :shrug:

KCUnited
08-27-2008, 04:34 PM
See, I wanted to love this book, and parts of it I did, but I kind of lost steam with it about 2/3rds of the way through. :shrug:

It does get a bit "manualish", but I appreciated the satire without even cracking a smile that he kept throughout the book. Plus, seeing as I live directly in the city, I feel more confident putting together a plan if an outbreak does occur.

TrickyNicky
08-27-2008, 04:35 PM
I think the shining moment of the book is the outbreak history appendix at the end. You should at least check that part out.

ZootedGranny
08-27-2008, 09:35 PM
I bought World War Z for a friend's birthday, but haven't asked to borrow it.

Currently reading:

US Guys by Charlie LeDuff (http://www.amazon.com/US-Guys-True-Twisted-American/dp/1594201064)

Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks (http://www.amazon.com/Anthropologist-Mars-Seven-Paradoxical-Tales/dp/0679756973/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219894338&sr=1-1)

Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson (http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Bad-Good-Steven-Johnson/dp/B000SOTQB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219894407&sr=1-1)

My War by Colby Buzzell (http://www.amazon.com/My-War-Killing-Time-Iraq/dp/B000QRIHZ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219894478&sr=1-1)