Today I suggesting a book that has a different take on the zombie apocalyptic genre and that book is World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. Now before anyone says anything, yes the film was average; the book however is a completely different thing altogether.
Instead of telling the story of one man, World War Z tells the story of the zombie outbreak as if it were a history book. The narrative is told from different perspectives and from characters from all over the globe. The story starts from when the initial outbreak is spotted and it then goes on to tell the stories of the survivors. In some ways World War Z is more of an anthology of fictional interviews than a novel.
I’ll be honest the style is one of those love-em or hate-em affairs, I personally loved it but one of my work colleagues who loves all things zombie, could stand it. If you love the zombie genre but looking for something a little different, then I suggest giving World War Z a go, but be warned it may not be to everyone’s taste.
Have you read World War Z? Or maybe you saw the film, let me know in the comments!
Image of the book cover came from goodreads.com.