From Christopher's list on putting a different spin on a popular genre.
Another zombie novel with a refreshing spin, World War Z takes place, not at the outbreak or during an undead apocalypse, but many years afterward. Framed as a series of interviews with survivors, the various interviewees share their personal tales, each coming from a unique perspective. Rather than focusing on the flesh-eating gore that is the emphasis of most zombie tales, World War Z explores such topics as how people survived when the food supplies dwindled, or what were the best tools for hunting zombies at night, or what happened to those whose sanity simply could not handle the nightmare. And ultimately, how the world handled the “clean up” after winning the war. Personally, I found this approach intriguing, fresh, and thought-provoking, all at once—another “what would I do?” win.
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What is this book about?
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…