Review: World War Z

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United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

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World War Z is based on the best selling novel by Max Brooks, I remember reading the book and it was one rollercoatser of a book, I couldn’t put it down. There were parts to the story that just pulled you in, page after page, and it was very different then your usual Zombie novel, it was a completely different take to a degree that I thought what was going on was real. I had very high expectations for the movie and there was a high budget for it with Brad Pitt in the mix. Right off the bat I liked the movie but it could have been so much better, honestly it didn’t follow anything of the novel except that Zombies over run the earth and seem somewhat unstoppable. I would have expected them to be able to get the meat of the story even the way the book presents itself is unique and this shows the talent of Max Brooks, too bad it didn’t get ported to the movie. But I enjoyed it and had a few shock moments and if you want to watch a good zombie movie this is it, but I was hoping for much more.

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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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