ecksmanfan reviews World War Z
Who doesn't love some good ol' fashioned flesh eatin' fun?
So, there I was, stuck in the Sea-Tac airport with a 5 hour delay on my to tour Europe. I had already finished the one book I brought with me and was in need of a new book. I headed over to the Border's book store there in the airport to have a look around. I came across World War Z and decided I'd give it a whirl. I'd heard about it from various sources and me having a liking of anything zombie related decided to buy it.
For those unfamiliar with the story, let me give you a bit of a run down. The author, Max Brooks, tells the story of a world wide pandemic that reanimates the dead, but he does it in a rather unique fashion, which is via a series of interviews with survivors, soldiers and victims of the pandemic. It is fast moving and a fun read. It doesn't involve too much thinking, but it will make you think...if that makes sense.
I've read Brooks' other zombie fodder, Survival Guide, and it was decent, but this one surpassed my expectation greatly. The book is well written and the style in which it is written adds to the realism that Brooks is going for; it adds a new depth you don't see very often.
Whether you are a fan of the zombie genre or not, I'd highly recommend giving this book a try. It's fun and entertaining, with a bit of darkness as well as humor mixed in.
After reading this book, I can't wait to see how the currently in-development film turns out. They have a great director attached to the project in Marc Forster, who brought us great films like "Quantum of Solace," "Finding Neverland" and "Monster's Ball." I see this film being similar to the first portions of last summer hit film "District 9." It'd also be pretty cool to see the film done in a computer animation, similar to "9."
The included pictures you see are a few of the concept art for said film.