Wednesday, February 11, 2009

World War Z

Jake is still hanging out in Colorado Springs. He did some sight seeing the last couple of days, but there wasn't much daylight left after work today. Jake decided to just kick back with a book. One of the guys in his office loaned him a book called, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War This book written by Max Brooks is about a world wide plague of zombies.

What's interesting is that the book is written in the style of Studs Terkel's Oral Histories Books. Max Brooks tells the story of a zombie plague through the eyes of the survivors. We learn what they saw, how they survived and how they triumphed. We also learn the psychological impact of the dead rising up for a midnight snack. There is plenty of social commentary. Max Brooks examines how each of the major world powers dealt with the zombie infestation. He also discusses which segments of the population are likely to survive and which segments aren't. You'll be surprised by some of his suppositions. Jake isn't a big fan of Zombie Lore, but World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is worth the read.

Remember... You have to aim for the head. Anywhere else and you are just wasting ammunition.

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