World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

An Oral History of the Zombie War World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
My review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was originally amused by the fact that someone at the Fairfax County Library decided that this book should be filed under the Dewey Decimal 817. I figured that they mistakenly believed it was non-fiction. As it turns out, 817 is Humor & Satire. The book should still be just a regular fiction classification, but at least they didn’t think it was a non-fictional war book.
Max Brooks does a fabulous job of positing the events leading up to and following the war against the zombies. The book takes the form of a series of interviews with participants, intended as a reminder to the world of what happened, where they went wrong, and how to keep it from happening again. He really goes in depth, covering every corner of the world, every possible battlefield (including the tunnels under Paris, underwater, and urban settings), every angle. It was a fun escape from my “vacation” to Michigan, very creative and original. Highly recommended for the geeks out there.
I’m still reading the Murakami short story collection, which I left at home while on vacation, but I also have two audiobook reviews upcoming, as soon as I finish them up.