Monday, September 7, 2009
World War Z
It does seem like Zombiemania has taken over the bookstores, but amongst all the new offerings, lets not forget what its probably the best zombie book ever written (sure, in MY opinion, but hey).
World War Z, by Max Brooks (Mel Brooks son, for those cinematically inclined) is an oral history of the zombie war, in which Max takes it upon himself to chronicle the events that lead to the war with the undead, the desperate battles and the aftermath of the biggest threat Mankind ever faced.
And it is simply one of the best, tensest, smartest and most humane books Ive ever read.
Composed of interviews with key-pieces of the action or sometimes just unlucky people that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, its breathtakingly detailed and vivid and, clich as it sounds, you will feel like you were there.
And that is even more impacting in the audiobook version, even in its abridged form. Now bear in mind that I'm not one for audiobooks since I have the attention span of a gnat and I forget everything in 5 seconds, but when the characters are being played by actors like Alan Alda, Carl Reiner, Jurgen Prochnow, Mark Hamill, John Turturro or Henry Rollins you WILL sit up and take notice.
Both versions are incredible and absolutely essential, not just for zombie fans but also for fans of good books, simple as that.
World War Z and World War Z Audiobook are currently in stock and waiting for you to take them home.