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Old 20-11-2006, 02:20   #1
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[Book] World War Z (Zombies!!)

Finished this recently and was blown away, fantastic book from start to finish.

For those who haven't read it: It's basically a series of interviews chronicling World War Z, the aftermath of a worldwide zombie outbreak. Each interview is a short story that, while telling the individuals personal story throughout the war, tell the whole story of what happened when pieced together. Max Brooks is one scary guy, he manages to take a ridiculous situation and turn it in to a very real story.

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I honestly can't remember the last time I have enjoyed and been so engrossed in a book.

For me it's up there with Romero's Dawn of the Dead as the greatest piece of Zombie fiction ever
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Old 20-11-2006, 06:51   #2
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Read it a few weeks back. Fantastic stuff. I heard before they're making a film of it too I hope it does the book justice.
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Old 20-11-2006, 11:31   #3
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I heard before they're making a film of it
Noooooo!

How on earth can they make this into a film?

A series of mockumentaries, national geographic style, would be far far better.
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Old 20-11-2006, 13:28   #4
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They could make it like Magnolia or Short Cuts but with Zombies
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Old 20-11-2006, 15:41   #5
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I've read it and really enjoyed it. I hope he writes another like it.

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as one of your favourite bits - personally that was my least favourite part!
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Read this just after it came out after buying "The Zombie Survival Guide" as a joke present for someone last year and being impressed (and surprised!) at how well written it was.

Great entertainment
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The Zombie survival guide is a great little book. I love how serious it is and the little references to famous zombie films etc.
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Thanks to the OP.

I asked for this for Christmas on the back of your post.

I'm nearly at the end now and I have been thoroughly engrossed for almost every page.
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Thanks to the OP.

I asked for this for Christmas on the back of your post.

I'm nearly at the end now and I have been thoroughly engrossed for almost every page.
Glad you liked it, the last person I recommended it to got horrible nightmares and started shouting in his sleep that "Death was coming"

Needless to say he stopped reading it.
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Glad you liked it, the last person I recommended it to got horrible nightmares and started shouting in his sleep that "Death was coming"

Needless to say he stopped reading it.
Wasn't going to bother with it until you said that
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Oooh, this sounds good. Anyone got one they're willing to sell? Still a bit pricey on amazon.
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I'm nearly done with mine, if you could wait a week or so.
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Cheers for the offer but I'm an impatient so and so When do you think you'll be done?
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Impatience is the way forwards.

I'll have a look where I'm at right now and give you a more accurate estimation broken down into days, hours and minutes.

Incidentally I do have some The Walking Dead graphic novels I'm done with if you're interested in those in the mean time.

Probably better discussed in the Classifieds though I guess.
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will have to pick this up once i finish the survival guide.

Any one have any other suggestions, zombie book wise? quite a fan of the resident evil novelisations but they go a bit above and beyond the typical zombie and i'd prefer just plain old zombies- just your usual character survival story/against the odds thing would keep me happy

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Cell by Stephen King is pretty cool. Not zombies per se but similar.
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I read this book over Christmas and loved it. Intelligently written and very well researched. I was most impressed, indeed.
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I listened to the audiobook version, it's really good. The whole style of it works really well in that format, the cast isn't too shabby either.
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I haven't read this yet, but if Max Brooks is as talented as his father then it should be good!

His father is 'Mel Brooks' if you didn't already know.
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