Returning to the supernatural for a book that has also been on my “to read” list for some time, I picked up World War Z on my Kindle. I’ll say that while I enjoyed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, World War Z is on a whole other plane of writing. It is well constructed and while jumping from story to story can be a bit jarring, it leaves you wanting more. It’s about the people in much the same way that Walking Dead is; with the zombies being a catalyst or a mcguffin for forcing these individuals, and frankly the entire world, into a fight for the survival of the species. Even though each individual story is relatively short, Brooks does a remarkably good job of making you relate to the characters. This does require a bit of a “streamlining” of cultural differences between characters, however, I felt it was an acceptable tradeoff for a more cohesive collection. My only real complaint is that at the end of the book, dialog comes in such short bursts that, while interesting, it hardly deserves its own section and this made the book feel like it was petering out to me, rather than wrapping up. Still, this only affected a very small percentage of the book and you do get good closure out of it in the end. I don’t think that it’s much of a spoiler, considering that it’s an “oral history”, to tell you that the living win. The journey to that point is worth reading about.
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Joshua Miller, Ph.D.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate and New Product Development Associate, working at the interface between business and medicine.