World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Paperback)
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Paperback)

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Paperback 334 Pages
Published: 18/04/2019
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Waterstones Says

Presented as a frighteningly convincing oral history, Brooks' groundbreaking zombie novel chronicles the horror that overtakes the planet with pace and page-turning authenticity.

It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginning of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse.

Faced with a future of mindless man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the ten-year fight against the horde, World War Z brings the finest traditions of journalism to bear on what is surely the most incredible story in the history of human civilisation.

Read the original cult novel that propelled the zombie genre into the mainstream - now a blockbuster film and game.

Publisher: Duckworth Books
ISBN: 9780715653739
Number of pages: 334
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An absolute must have... Brooks infuses his writing with such precise detail and authenticity, one wonders if he knows something we don't' Simon Pegg

‘The best science fiction has traditionally been steeped in social commentary. World War Z continues that legacy... We haven't been this excited about a book without pictures since well, since ever’ Metro

'Brilliant' Time Out

'Max Brooks really is the godfather of all the zombie stories' The Sun

'When the zombie apocalypse arrives, we'll be at Max Brooks' house... As a horror story, it's exciting. As a parable, it's terrifying' Empire, 5-starred review

‘Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies... Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist’ Entertainment Weekly

‘[Brooks’] iron-jaw narrative is studded with practical advice on what to do when the zombies come, as they surely will. A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A sober, frequently horrifying and even moving account... Brooks has delivered a full-blown horror novel, laced with sharp social and political observations and loads of macabre, gruesome imagery’ Fangoria

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“My Favourite Book Of The Moment”

Having never read any zombie lit, I was sceptical when I first picked up World War Z. I had thought it would be very much a predictable blockbuster style narrative, especially as I had heard it was being adapted into... More

Paperback edition
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“Must read, your life may depend on it”

If you only ever read one zombie book make sure it's World War Z. If you don't want to survive the coming apocalypse then I'll see you down the barrel of my gun.

Brooks weaves a masterful tale... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 94

“like being made to study”

Only some spells of zombie coolness. I respect its very well written and a good book but its not a story and not what i like.

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