Closure. Limited – Zombie Wars – Max Brooks

Set in the same terrifying universe as his million-selling World War Z, Closure, Ltd is among the short stories found within this collection. In it, Max interviews the head of a company dedicated to finding emotional closure for survivors of the zombie war by assassinating their former zombie attackers. Written in his trademark style, these tales are a combination of horror, drama, and socio-political commentary.

After leading his last book World War Z I’m just waiting for his next book, and this short story book picks up where the other one left off. When I started reading it you jump right into it again, he is so obsessed with zombies and its just so good you honestly believe that zombies are real and his books are the only way to fight them and go on as the human race. A very fun and easy read, if you get into it you can finish it in a few days, took me two weeks and I was taking my time. I honestly wish there was more and he takes a very different route with this one, introducing vampires. This time around you get their perspective and how the vampires fared against zombies and how zombies would react to them as well. His talent is getting you to believe the stories that he is writing are real and is happening right now. If you read World War Z then you have to read this as well.

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Review: Machine Man – Max Barry

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It’s not a tragedy. It’s an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon.

A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man’s quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Max Barry is one of my favorite authors he knows how to tie corporate humor with science fiction, and I do enjoy his wit that you can tell through the characters of his book. You think you are inside the mind of the main character who in this case is Dr Charles Neumann, and all he cares about is science and getting his machines and experiments together. Its a hilarious point of view between scientists and managers, and excluding the limitations of government. He never felt emotion before but as his experiments and inventions progressed he might Lola and things started confusing his logic. This book is light, entertaining and fully grasps your attention, I flew through it and was surprised about the ending, I can’t wait for another book from Max Barry.

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