I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it exceeded anything I could have imagined.
World War Z is told through a series of short interviews with people who have experienced, in some way or another, the Zombie Apocalypse. We have everything from common soldiers, to medical staff, to reclusive Korean boys who don’t even know what’s going on.
Max Brooks truly shines in how quickly he can change his authorial voice. Within sentences of reading each new interview, you feel immediately comfortable with the characters and situation. That is not an easy feat. Most authors take pages and chapters—even whole books—to set up scenes and make you care for the stakes and the protagonists.
This book has no main character, and yet you still feel a powerful connection. It’s a fascinating look into the political and social effects of an undead rising.
It’s also nothing like the movie, so do yourself a favour and read one of the best zombie novels out there.