World War Z

World War Z

I’m reading this book called World War Z by Max Brooks. I’ll confess, I have a pretty horrific mind. So, I was pleasantly surprised to get genuinely creeped out by the first few pages. It gets gnarly on about page 5. Bravo!

I also have managed to have dreams about my baby trying to gum me to death during a breastfeeding session, all as a result of this book, but that’s just me.

No really, folks… That’s the kind of reading that sets me on fire. I love it. It’s like virtual crack. I don’t need to smoke it to feel paranoid and otherwise jacked-up.

Brooks tells the tale through a series of reports from various characters all over the globe who have personally encountered the zombies and lived to speak of it. The people come from all walks of life, which is where things get interesting. You hear the motivations of politicians, the view points of the common citizen, army infantry, doctors, swindlers… He’s included virtually every identifiable group, however, I am not quite finished yet. He may have missed a few.

I whole-heartedly recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good freak-out novel. Better yet, It goes beyond the gross. Brooks makes social commentary on many different levels. It covers the economics of a cover-up that evolves into a world war of a second nature. I can’t help but immerse myself in the thought experiment: What if it actually happened?

May god grant us all the strength to write something that can put others in as gripping an emotional vice-grip as Brooks’ World War Z. Great stuff!

And may the force be with you.

One Response to “World War Z”

  1. Lori Moritz says:

    UPDATE!

    I just finished the book today. I think the book is great. There is, however, one gaping hole.

    Where is the interview with the crazy scientist, who at the beginning of the outbreak, conducted all sorts of inhumane and lewd experiments with the Zombies (and humans)?

    I expected experimentation with babies, sick people, etc… and some sort of justification of the fact in the scientists head… something on the order of, “I was experimenting for a cure,” etc. etc. Yadda, yadda yadda.

    That said, I was still thoroughly entertained.

    I could see this as a harmonic of WWII in many ways.

    Also political commentary… which is why I was sad not to encounter Brooks’ commentary on scientific/experimental exploitation.

    There is a lot of evil in some things that scientists do.

    There is a lot of good, too.

    Hard to draw the line.

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