World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie WarBook - 2013
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Sweeping fictional account of a zombie apocalypse that has almost nothing to do with the movie made from it.
lbarkema Dec 08, 2014
I liked the way in which this was told, an oral history, but despite not being a super-long novel, it dragged. Maybe it was because I was interested in some stories or even parts of the war, and not others? I can't tell what it is that just didn't "do it" for me. But because there were ... Read More »
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green_alligator_8759 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Violence: Gory violence in parts, however, unlike most zombie novels this one goes more for the suspense.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Of course, people just escaping zombies, and multiple shootouts. There is quite a bit of intensity.
Coarse Language: Almost every swear word used at least once. But most are used several times.
Violence: Plenty of violence. It's a zombie horror event, you gotta expect it.
Violence: It's a book about dead people coming back to life and eating other people. I think it may be a TOUCH violent, don't you?
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"The book of war, the one we've been writing since one ape slapped another, was completely useless in this situation. We had to write a new one from scratch."
What about your parents?
What about them? We lived in the same apartment, but I never really conversed with them. I’m sure they thought I was studying. Even when school closed I told them I still had to prepare for exams. They never questioned it. My father and I rarely spoke. In the mornings my mother would leave a breakfast tray at my door, at night she would leave dinner. The first time she didn’t leave a tray, I thought nothing of it. I woke up that morning, as I always did; gratified myself, as I always did; logged on, as I always did. It was midday before I started to feel hungry. I hated those feelings, hunger or fatigue or, the worst, sexual desire. Those were physical distractions. They annoyed me.
It's fear, dude, just fear and you don't have to be Sun freakin Tzu to know that real fighting isn't about killing or even hurting the other guy, it's about scaring him enough to call it a day. Break their spirit, that's what every successful army goes for, from tribal face paint to the "blitzkrieg" to... what did we call the first round of Gulf War Two, "Shock and Awe"? Perfect name, "Shock and Awe"! But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed? Not just won't, but biologically can't!
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