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World War Z

 World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie War

By Max Brooks

Review by Casey F, 7th Grade

1st edition by Crown
Date published 2006
Genre: Horror
342 pages

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Zombies.  Who would have thought that the world would almost come to a grim end because of zombies.  World War Z is a documentary meant to inform future generations about the past 10 year Zombie apocalypse war.  It started in China, a small village seemed to have produced a new pathogen that is not that harmful. But at closer examination the infected grow crazy with inhuman and unthinkable rage and the only thing that can satisfy their anger… humans flesh.  When bitten the host is unharmed until death and then the virus reanimates the host and the host and goes on a rampage. The governments are in shambles struggling to contain the outbreak but the infected are spreading the Zombie Virus across the whole entire world. From the “Great Panic” to all-out war.

With the zombies this book is a thriller horror book sure make you look closer next time you see a Halloween costume of a zombie.  I absolutely loved the book. It will suck you in with its twisted dark gory way.  The writing was jaw-dropping  in the reality and stuck in the possibility that a zombie apocalypse might actually happen. I just cannot describe the awesomeness of the book, it was just great.  I personally like a little swearing; it brings a book into reality a smidgen and the book had plenty.  Do Not Give This Book To Kids Under 13.  WWZ is kind of like a PG-13 movie I guess. With gore, swearing and awesomeness, I would strongly recommend to all teens in and over 7th grade. Plus, I recommend the book to all readers of the Maze Runner series, I found the two books to be very, very alike and to all fans of zombie books. This is the end of the review, but here are some quotes that are of the more philosophical part of the book.

“The only rule that ever made sense to me I learned from a history lesson, a professor at Wharton. “Fear,” he used to say, “Fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.” That blew me away. “Turn on the TV,” he’d say. “What are you seeing? People selling their products? No. People selling the fear of you having to live without their products.” $%@#in’ A, was he right. Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells.”

― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

“If your Soviet neighbor is trying to set fire to your house, you can’t be worrying about the Arab down the block. If suddenly it’s the Arab in your backyard , you can’t be worrying about the People’s Republic of China and if one day the Chinese show up at your front door with an eviction notice in one hand and a Molotov cocktail in the other, then the last thing you’re going do is look over his shoulder for a walking corpse.”

― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War


6 responses »

  1. Thank you for the warning of not giving it to children under 13!

  2. I’ll take your word for everything you say, but I must see for myself. that is what this review says to me, he says it’s awesome, but I must see, and that’s what gets readers hooked, like me.

  3. I have heard that this is an AWESOME audiobook, done by professional actors. I am really looking forward to reading and hearing this book. The movie is being releaseed June 21, 2013. I want to read it before it is released in theathers.

  4. This is a very very interesting way to describe a book it makes me want to figure out what will the story ends like.

  5. Can’t wait to read this one! Ema R. and I are going to be listening to an audio book of this!


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