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review World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War 103 î ❰BOOKS❯ ✪ World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War Author Max Brooks – The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity Max Brooks driven by the urgency of preserving the acid etched first hand experiences E to the west of the Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War Most of all the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts reuires a degree of courage on the part of the reader but the effort is invaluable because as Mr Brooks says in his introduction By excluding the human factor aren't we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may heaven forbid lead us one day to repeat it And in the end isn't the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as 'the living dead' Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war I found 'Patient Zero' behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine Although he'd rubbed off the skin around his bonds there was no blood There was also no blood on his other wounds He was writhing like an animal a gag muffled his growls At first the villagers. ”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”With most apocalyptic situations I think the hardest part to deal with is that there are no wrong decisions or right decisions There are simply too many variables to consider if your ultimate goal is to survive The most meticulously planned strategies can still result in failure You make the best decisions you can and then hope for a bit of luck Should we barricade ourselves hoping to be saved or go North hoping the zombies will eventually become popsicles when winter hits Are we safer in the underground tunnels of Paris or on a cruise ship or living in the woods by ourselves Whatever decision you make you must think long game and short game The short game the immediate concerns involve food water and shelter The short and long game both come into play when trying to figure out how to avoid becoming zombie chow Once you survive the first wave of contagion then whatThis book is written as an investigative report collecting all the experiences of survivors from around the world Different cultures reacted differently to the apocalypse Some were successful than others The learning curve unfortunately has to be short with apocalyptic situations especially if the hope is to actually salvage civilisation The lights go out and many of the comforts we’ve become accustomed to are gone instantly and the possessions that have come to define us such as electronic devices suddenly become useless If the whole idea of a zombie apocalypse is too wild a concept for you to grasp you might be relieved that for the most part the zombies are really just part of the background What Max Brooks is really dealing with goes well beyond the concept of zombies and focuses on how people survived the collapse of civilisation He could have used microbes or conventional war or a devastating meteorite hitting the earth or any of the other fascinating concepts that people have come up with as ways to end the world It reads like books of a similar nature that collect the stories of people who survived World War Two The scope is huge and impressive Brooks addresses aspects about a zombie apocalypse that I have never thought about before uislings ”Yeah you know the people that went nutballs and started acting like zombies” Ok I’ve read a handful of zombie books not enough to make myself an expert but certainly enough to have some background on the lore of a zombie apocalypse WTH Now Brooks didn’t just make this term up It is a term from WW2 ”A uisling is a person who collaborates with an enemy occupying force The word originates from the Norwegian war time leader Vidkun uisling who headed a domestic Nazi collaborationist regime during the Second World War”The minds of survivors I’m sure snapped in all kinds of strange and wonderful and terrifying ways but unfortunately pretending to be a zombie was a uick way to find yourselfwelldead First any reasonably sane human who notices you lurching toward them performing your very best mimicry of the undead will smash your brain Second you don’t blend with the zombies They know you are alive You become a zombie delightPeople also just went to sleep perfectly healthy and didn’t wake up This was called ADS short for Asymptomatic Demise Syndrome or Apocalyptic Despair Syndrome ”It killed as many people in those early stalemate months as hunger disease interhuman violence or the living dead” I’ve heard of things like this happening to people who experience long term stress situations The body just reaches a point where the brain decides to just shut down the power to the spacecraft and let the mind drift away RIPPeople will put up with a lot as long as there is hope that someday their situation will improve Babies die when they are not held People die when things become hopeless Brooks also told stories about zombies underwater WTH Yeah people reanimated as the living dead on ships and eventually managed to fall off the ship in the water It wasn’t unusual for zombies to just walk out of the water onto beaches or grab divers or attack fishermen in boats Somehow they are scary underwater than on land It gives me the shivers just thinking about it I’m having a Jaws flashback During and after WWZ people had to relearn things that our grandparents and great grandparents knew A chimney sweep ”I help keep my neighbors warm” he said proudlyA cobbler ”You see those shoes I made them”A shepherd ”That sweater that’s my sheep’s wool”A gardenerfarmer ” Like that corn My garden””That was the upshot of a localized system It gave people the opportunity to see the fruits of their labor it gave them a sense of individual pride to know they were making a clear concrete contribution to victory and it gave me a wonderful feeling that I was part of that I needed that feeling It kept me sane for the other part of my job”The other part of his jobkilling zombies Several of the survivors talked about how important it was not to think of them as people or of who they were or of who they might have become They couldn’t see them as people or what they were doing was genocide This is by far the most serious zombie book I’ve ever read The stories are compelling This is a panoramic view of a society in crises The observations are thoughtful The writing is convincing By the end I had the feeling I’d just read a history book not a speculative zombie apocalyptic book The book is unfilmable but the movie industry knew a catchy title when they saw one They certainly borrowed aspects from the book but really the movie should be considered a completely different entity The zombies in Brooks book are the George Romero lurching yucky living dead In the movie they are super charged fast moving aggressive nasty creatures The virus in the movie is fast acting Someone bitten is transformed within seconds In the book the virus takes much longer to take effect Did it bother me that the director Marc Forster took such liberties Not one bite bit I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was thoroughly entertained I certainly intend to watch the movie again So read the book to discover new depths to an overly exploited genre and watch the movie to experience a whirlwind of fear and dread Just a suggestion have someone else hold the popcorn If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie 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Tried to hold me back They warned me not to touch him that he was 'cursed' I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves The boy's skin was cold and gray I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse Dr Kwang Jingshu Greater Chonging United Federation of China'Shock and Awe' Perfect name But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed Not just won't but biologically can't That's what happened that day outside New York City that's the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war The fact that we couldn't shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us They're not afraid No matter what we do no matter how many we kill they will never ever be afraid Todd Wainio former US Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of YonkersTwo hundred million zombies Who can even visualize that type of number let alone combat it For the first time in history we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war They had no limits of endurance They would never negotiate never surrender They would fight until the very end because unlike us every single one of them every second of every day was devoted to consuming all life on Earth General Travis D'Ambrosia Supreme Allied Commander EuropeFrom the Hardcover edition. this book is about zombies the same way the bible is about god they are mostly background actors who are the reason other characters do what they do and occasionally they will rarrrr in and kill a bunch of people because they cant help it but mostly they are an invisible presence always to be feared but never given a voice this whole book takes place after the zombies have already destroyed most of the world and is a collection of the testimonials of hundreds of different characters detailing their experiences with the zombie outbreak and how they have survived because of this there arent really any action scenes or any immediate terror this book is about politics and global concerns and human nature and dissatisfaction with the way the government handles natural disasters and im gonna say it im gonna say it the zeitgeist woohoo than it is about man eating corpses it takes into account so many different aspects of post zombie experience that i never would have considered like what will the actors do now and what happens if a zombie gets on board your boat and how will this affect the rest of the food chain very multi faceted if not what i was expecting also interesting the role of castles in a zombie holocaust and the underground tunnels in paris unsafe so for people like alfonso who do not enter a room without first considering their escape routes should zombies attack this could give some interesting perspectives about what may have been overlooked and provide some good food for thought brains are for thought brains are zombie food you do the mathuh oh book avalanche maybe latercome to my blog

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World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came Z An eBook #8608 unthinkably close to eradicating humanity Max Brooks driven by the urgency of preserving the acid etched first hand experiences of the survivors from those World War PDFEPUB or apocalyptic years traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote War Z An Kindle #180 and inhospitable areas of the planet He recorded the testimony of men women and sometimes children who came face to face with the living or at least the undead War Z An Oral History PDFEPUB or hell of that dreadful time World War Z is the result Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance that gripped human society through the plague years Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve year old Patient Zero to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and War Z An Oral History PDFEPUB or temporary refuge in the cold to the United States of Southern Africa where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable pric. New week New BookTube Video all about the best and worst literary apocalypses to live throughThe Written Review Humanity survived Zombie apacolypse Like after any great tragedy the government wants a record Max Brooks is their oral historian Only when he hands his documents the bureaucracy whittles it down to the bare facts Humans over every nation dragged their bone weary bodies through this war They are now faced with the numbing task of rebuilding society They deserve to have their stories told So he publishes the true account of World War ZTold in a series of vignettes we listen in on interviews as Brooks travels both the country and the world And one thing is certain life with zombies is a chilling tale The monsters that rose from the dead they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts The vignettes are absolutely riveting There's a bit of the regular zombie murder mayhem but the story focuses on the human side of things How the survivors survived There's the blind man who fought off a hoard with no than a blunt staff Some people lost their minds succumbing to tree belief that they have joined the dead There's the unintentionally cannibalistic family and so much Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has Audiobook comments Read by Max Brooks Alan Alda John Turturro Rob Reiner Mark Hamill Alfred Molina Simon Pegg Henry Rollins and Martin Scorsese Highly recommended you listen to this novel it's a uality production Every voice is country specific and the actors read very convincingly It feels like I'm next to Max as he interviews the survivorsYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading