Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 3: World War Z by Max Brooks

I have been reluctant to read this book, despite all the recommendations that I have had, because zombies are my weakness. I know they are kind of ridiculous (notwithstanding the inevitable invasion), but nothing gives me nightmares like zombies. I love and own Shaun of the Dead, but have not been able to rewatch it, and the 2004 Dawn of the Dead movie still gives me night terrors. That little girl in Sarah Polley’s bedroom on the first morning, and then the escape through bathroom window, gah. ANYWAYS – it was kind of great.

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2 thoughts on “llp’s #CBR IV Review 3: World War Z by Max Brooks

  1. quorren on said:

    I’m really worried that the movie adaptation isn’t going to be faithful to the book. From imdb: “A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. ” Of course it’s only a vague plot summary, but it sounds like they abandoned the vignettes, which was kinda the whole point of the book. 😦

    My favorite was probably the submarine captain. And the background characters that didn’t really get their our stories told, like the nun that beat off zombies with a candelabra and the Native American college student that defended their university.

    • Hmmm. I had not read the plot summary for the movie. That really does defeat the point of the novel – not only the vignettes, but that the reports are from after the war is over and people have some long term perspective on the situation. I am also worried.

      I would like to have known more about those background characters too, including the people who were barricaded in and virulently anti-government. One good point about the movie is that we might get to see footage from the film the director made about the students.

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