World War Z - A Zombie Book

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World War Z - A Zombie Book

Postby Fievel on Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:56 pm

Is anyone reading this book?

I'm 2/3 of the way done with the audiobook and am in COMPLETE GEEK HEAVEN!!! This is the type of zombie story I want to hear/read/see. It talks about what happens to EVERYONE when a zombie attack/plague/war happens. It is set up as individual stories of survivors around the world that were "collected" by the author after the Zombie War engulfed the planet. It details the politcal struggles, the global consequences, the military perspective, the everyday man, celebrities, the Zatoichi-esque blind guy, etc. etc.

The audiobook has an AMAZING cast!!
It includes: John Turturro, Jurgen Prochnow, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, Alan Alda and Carl and Rob Reiner

It is written by Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, and son of some guy named Mel.

I'm looking forward to finishing the audiobook and eventually reading the print copy since the audio version is abridged (Booo!).

Oh, and then there's the whole Brad Pitt -vs- Leo DiCaprio bidding war for the rights to film this book. Brad won, and now needs to make this into the best f-ing zombie movie.... EVER.
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Postby The Vicar on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:45 pm

My, this is interesting.
I'll check the local shops for this one.

Sounds quite cool indeed.
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Postby Brocktune on Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:17 pm

The Zombie Survival Guide was the best read of its year. imma check this one out for sure.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:24 pm

I dug the Marvel Zombies - a lot
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Postby Fievel on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:17 pm

Brocktune wrote:somewhere out there.... is a copy of this book written just for me.


Thanks for the love Brocktune... I was getting upset that nobody was checking out this thread and didn't want to become a bumpaholic just to get people to see it.

I can't explain how amazing the audiobook is.
The print copy has to be just as good.

Read it.
Get your friends to read it, and have them tell their friends to read it.

It's THAT good.
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Postby athenabodicea on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:55 pm

unikrunk wrote:I dug the Marvel Zombies - a lot


I just got Marvel Zombies this week!!!

I havent started reading it yet but the artwork is amazing...

Anyway, World War Z sounds really good... T and I are always looking for good audiobooks to listen to on our long rides back north for the holidays... Thanks for the heads up Fievel....
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:00 pm

I picked it up already. I have to fly to Virginia Beach next week for two days, so I'll imagine I will plow through it then. I absolutely loved "The Zombie Survival Guide", especially the end part with the 'historical instances'! From what I understand, "World War Z" is supposed to have that same feel, in which case I am salavating with anticipation.
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Postby athenabodicea on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:03 pm

Very cool...
I am getting stoked about this...

I actually just put a sticky note on the fridge so I wont forget... :oops:

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Postby Vegeta on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:15 pm

athenabodicea wrote:Very cool...
I am getting stoked about this...

I actually just put a sticky note on the fridge so I wont forget... :oops:

Its feeding time boys ;)

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Postby athenabodicea on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:23 pm

Vegeta wrote:
athenabodicea wrote:Very cool...
I am getting stoked about this...

I actually just put a sticky note on the fridge so I wont forget... :oops:

Its feeding time boys ;)

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Postby unikrunk on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:30 pm

athenabodicea wrote:
unikrunk wrote:I dug the Marvel Zombies - a lot


I just got Marvel Zombies this week!!!

I havent started reading it yet but the artwork is amazing...

Anyway, World War Z sounds really good... T and I are always looking for good audiobooks to listen to on our long rides back north for the holidays... Thanks for the heads up Fievel....


The art is very Mignola, the story is just pure fun.
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:42 pm

Okay, I am half way (literally) through World War Z, and I have to say I am loving it!!!!!
*possibly spoilerish*



I just love how it is written. Basically, randomn interviews of folks from all over the world in different stages of the experience. The most interesting and contrasting part from Max Brooks first book, "The Zombie Survival Guide", is that the zombie's are more or less in the background. Oh sure, they're definetly there, but this book more concentrates on the human reaction, or lack of reaction, as the case may be. And, how that effects why and where humanity is today.

Basically, so far I am totally impressed, and I don't think it will take me much longer to finish the novel... or reread it!
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Postby colonel_lugz on Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:49 pm

Im half way through it at the mo, sheer brilliance and truely creepy

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Postby darkjedijaina on Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:07 pm

i post a lot of zombie related blogs on myspace, and my good friend just told me about this book. gotta get my hands on it.
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Postby Peven on Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:56 pm

as someone who is on the outside looking in regarding the whole zombie genre "thing", but also as one who is genuinely intrigued, tell me, just what is the attraction, the fascination, with all things zombie?
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Postby Nordling on Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:25 am

This book was just so completely bad-ass. Well written and scary. I don't want to see a movie made of this. I want a friggin' HBO miniseries, along the lines of BAND OF BROTHERS. That's really the only way to do it justice.
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Postby Fievel on Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:40 am

Nordling wrote:This book was just so completely bad-ass. Well written and scary. I don't want to see a movie made of this. I want a friggin' HBO miniseries, along the lines of BAND OF BROTHERS. That's really the only way to do it justice.


A couple of weeks late on this, but...

A-FUCKING-MEN!!! That would be the ultimately best way to do this.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:56 pm

I just purchased this. Sounds fun.
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Postby Fievel on Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:58 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:I just purchased this. Sounds fun.


Burl - did you ever read this?
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:51 pm

Okay, I am almost done with this book. Now I have only read one other book with zombie-like things (King's stupid Cell), and I have to agree this is indeed the best Zombie book ever. It really is quite clever, with very few missteps along the way. I even cried a little during the part about the K9 corps. So bad ass.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:12 pm

I quite liked this one as well.

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

I need to see a film version of the harbor sequence: dozens of ships, loaded with the living and the undead. Desperate people, swimming towards their only hope, with clammy, rotting hands reaching from below to pull them under. Damn there's some creepy imagery in this book.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:43 pm

St. Alphonzo wrote:I quite liked this one as well.

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

I need to see a film version of the harbor sequence: dozens of ships, loaded with the living and the undead. Desperate people, swimming towards their only hope, with clammy, rotting hands reaching from below to pull them under. Damn there's some creepy imagery in this book.


Holy shit, I thought Kirk had you chained up in his basement with Gaffers...

good to see you Phonz. This book is on my list of must-reads, I've now had it suggested to me by like 10 different people.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:51 pm

Yeah just about any of the water related stuff was creepy. I liked the idea about the islands that got electricity from the Japanese sub and how they would shine lights down the anchor chains and see zombies scurrying up.
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Postby Hollywood_Bob on Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:01 pm

This book rocks...I have read it twice now and it keeps getting better..especially when I play Dead Rising on my XBOX. A definate recomend for anyone who A. wants a great read, and B. love teh zombies.
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Postby Silent Shout on Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:58 am

Damnit, I almost bought this today but decided to wait. Shouldn't have come to this thread, as it makes me kick myself for making the wrong decision. This is on my "will definitely buy and read in the very near future" list.

I don't know what the hell it is about my love of zombies lately. It came out of no where. Maybe I have totally just bought into all the zombie craze hype, but I can't get enough the last few years.
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Postby Anti-Christ on Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:53 am

Zombies are simple, mindless fun. Who has never dreaded cemeteries and corpses? These undead ghouls, rotting and coming after us; they are death incarnate. And gory as be all get out. What's not to love about seeing a whole clip of bullets emptied into a walking corpse and still have it coming after you?

This zombie renaissance is not simply due to our culture's love of the undead but to the entertainment industry finally doing something right.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:57 pm

Knew it was just a matter of time on this one:

World War Z has a screenwriter

Brad Pitt's production company is involved?
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Postby The Vicar on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:14 pm

I've got to get The Road ( Cormac MacCarthy) & this.
Which do I get first?
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:19 pm

The Vicar wrote:I've got to get The Road ( Cormac MacCarthy) & this.
Which do I get first?


Personal taste really... I'd go with "The Road" myself, but both books are quite good... they're as different as you can get and still deal in "apocolyptic" themes!
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Postby so sorry on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:19 pm

The Vicar wrote:I've got to get The Road ( Cormac MacCarthy) & this.
Which do I get first?


well, based on your earlier comment to "stick it to the (wo)man" Oprah, I'd say buy WWZ first.
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Postby Fievel on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:20 pm

I've been high on WWZ for a year now. Fun stuff.

Apparently Straczynski has turned in a first draft. I'm extremely eager to see how he handled it - considering it's a collection of small stories.

Pleeease let the Battle of Yonkers be in there as well as the subsequent battle in Detroit. The book was specific about some geographical stuff in Detroit (not to the extent of the average Elmore Leonard novel, but still) that I'd love to see on the big screen.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:51 pm

JMS knows how to tell a big story through smaller, personal stories. B5 did a fair amount of that. I hope he's as successful here.
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Postby The Vicar on Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:12 pm

St. Alphonzo wrote:
The Vicar wrote:I've got to get The Road ( Cormac MacCarthy) & this.
Which do I get first?


Personal taste really... I'd go with "The Road" myself, but both books are quite good... they're as different as you can get and still deal in "apocolyptic" themes!


Excellant - great news.
So seldom we have choices.....The Road it is.
But I'll dig on WWZ in due time....

@Sosorry......yeah, but it's Cormac who gets the profits, not the Woman Who Would Be King. ( as in Larry King ) But I grok your point, brother....

And JMS is someone I feel like I can trust ... there was much to admire in his & Ellison's B5 adventure. Some very nice stuff.

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Postby so sorry on Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:54 am

Just started World War Z... kinda boring so far.
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Postby banthafodderUK on Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:56 am

so sorry wrote:Just started World War Z... kinda boring so far.


thats not the zombie one is it?
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Postby so sorry on Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:59 am

banthafodderUK wrote:
so sorry wrote:Just started World War Z... kinda boring so far.


thats not the zombie one is it?


'tis the Zombie book.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:13 pm

I ordered WWZ and it should be here soon. I'm anxious to read it! I'll post my thoughts on it when I'm done. :D
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:34 pm

Excellent book, some my favorite parts are later... about the dog trainers and the first successful stand against teh Zombies.
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Re: World War Z - The Best Zombie Book... EVER

Postby St. Alphonzo on Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:37 pm

Fievel wrote: The audiobook has an AMAZING cast!!
It includes: John Turturro, Jurgen Prochnow, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, Alan Alda and Carl and Rob Reiner

I'm looking forward to finishing the audiobook and eventually reading the print copy since the audio version is abridged (Booo!).


I've got the audiobook on hold at my local library... not sure how a three-hour version is going to do justice to this book, but with that cast, I have to give it a listen.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:06 pm

I may have missed this somewhere, but I don't have the book around as it was an interlibrary loan item. Many of the characters casually referred to the zombies as Zs, but the former trooper referred to them as Gs. Was this explained?
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Postby Maui on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 pm

Hey, this is the one DJJ recommended for September's book club.

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Postby instant_karma on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:46 pm

DennisMM wrote:I may have missed this somewhere, but I don't have the book around as it was an interlibrary loan item. Many of the characters casually referred to the zombies as Zs, but the former trooper referred to them as Gs. Was this explained?


I can't remember it being stated explicitly, but I think the G was for Ghoul.

I've loaned my copy to a friend, and I already want it back so I can dip into random stories now...
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Postby Maui on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:55 pm

Fievel wrote:Is anyone reading this book?

I'm 2/3 of the way done with the audiobook and am in COMPLETE GEEK HEAVEN!!! This is the type of zombie story I want to hear/read/see. It talks about what happens to EVERYONE when a zombie attack/plague/war happens. It is set up as individual stories of survivors around the world that were "collected" by the author after the Zombie War engulfed the planet. It details the politcal struggles, the global consequences, the military perspective, the everyday man, celebrities, the Zatoichi-esque blind guy, etc. etc.

The audiobook has an AMAZING cast!!
It includes: John Turturro, Jurgen Prochnow, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, Alan Alda and Carl and Rob Reiner

It is written by Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, and son of some guy named Mel.

I'm looking forward to finishing the audiobook and eventually reading the print copy since the audio version is abridged (Booo!).

Oh, and then there's the whole Brad Pitt -vs- Leo DiCaprio bidding war for the rights to film this book. Brad won, and now needs to make this into the best f-ing zombie movie.... EVER.



Wow, this sounds awesome. I may just be voting alongside DJJ on this one for September. If not, getting the book anyways to read.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:01 pm

Maui wrote:
Fievel wrote:Is anyone reading this book?

I'm 2/3 of the way done with the audiobook and am in COMPLETE GEEK HEAVEN!!! This is the type of zombie story I want to hear/read/see. It talks about what happens to EVERYONE when a zombie attack/plague/war happens. It is set up as individual stories of survivors around the world that were "collected" by the author after the Zombie War engulfed the planet. It details the politcal struggles, the global consequences, the military perspective, the everyday man, celebrities, the Zatoichi-esque blind guy, etc. etc.

The audiobook has an AMAZING cast!!
It includes: John Turturro, Jurgen Prochnow, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, Alan Alda and Carl and Rob Reiner

It is written by Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, and son of some guy named Mel.

I'm looking forward to finishing the audiobook and eventually reading the print copy since the audio version is abridged (Booo!).

Oh, and then there's the whole Brad Pitt -vs- Leo DiCaprio bidding war for the rights to film this book. Brad won, and now needs to make this into the best f-ing zombie movie.... EVER.



Wow, this sounds awesome. I may just be voting alongside DJJ on this one for September. If not, getting the book anyways to read.


me too, actually. This has been recommended to me like 5 times over the last year or so, but I still haven't read it. It's my next book, so maybe i'll participate in the book club for once!
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Postby so sorry on Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:25 pm

I jsut started this monday night!

I'm only a few chapters in, and I'm a little underwhelmed so far... that being said i bet this could translate into a decent movie.

It reminds me of a book I read WAAAAY back in 1980 (I was 10). the name escapes me right now, but it was a ficticious acount of the years after a global nuclear war from the perspective of a reporter, and it was written in this interview style.

I'm sure it had to have an influence on WWZ.
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Postby Maui on Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:28 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Maui wrote:
Fievel wrote:Is anyone reading this book?

I'm 2/3 of the way done with the audiobook and am in COMPLETE GEEK HEAVEN!!! This is the type of zombie story I want to hear/read/see. It talks about what happens to EVERYONE when a zombie attack/plague/war happens. It is set up as individual stories of survivors around the world that were "collected" by the author after the Zombie War engulfed the planet. It details the politcal struggles, the global consequences, the military perspective, the everyday man, celebrities, the Zatoichi-esque blind guy, etc. etc.

The audiobook has an AMAZING cast!!
It includes: John Turturro, Jurgen Prochnow, Henry Rollins, Mark Hamill, Alan Alda and Carl and Rob Reiner

It is written by Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, and son of some guy named Mel.

I'm looking forward to finishing the audiobook and eventually reading the print copy since the audio version is abridged (Booo!).

Oh, and then there's the whole Brad Pitt -vs- Leo DiCaprio bidding war for the rights to film this book. Brad won, and now needs to make this into the best f-ing zombie movie.... EVER.



Wow, this sounds awesome. I may just be voting alongside DJJ on this one for September. If not, getting the book anyways to read.


me too, actually. This has been recommended to me like 5 times over the last year or so, but I still haven't read it. It's my next book, so

maybe i'll participate in the book club for once!



Ok, so that's 3 votes then: you, DJJ and Maui

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Postby St. Alphonzo on Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:31 pm

so sorry wrote:I jsut started this monday night!

I'm only a few chapters in, and I'm a little underwhelmed so far... that being said i bet this could translate into a decent movie.

It reminds me of a book I read WAAAAY back in 1980 (I was 10). the name escapes me right now, but it was a ficticious acount of the years after a global nuclear war from the perspective of a reporter, and it was written in this interview style.

I'm sure it had to have an influence on WWZ.


It's certainly uneven at points... particularly towards the beginning. There are a few stories in there that are just doozies though!
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Postby Maui on Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:56 pm

I picked up the audiobook for World War Z only because the gal at Barnes and Noble highly recommended it. She's read both the book and listened to the audiobook. So I'm gonna give this a go. She said if you are EVER going to try out an audiobook for the first time, World War Z is the one to pick. Incredible narratives by some great actors.

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Postby DennisMM on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:05 pm

so sorry wrote:I jsut started this monday night!

I'm only a few chapters in, and I'm a little underwhelmed so far... that being said i bet this could translate into a decent movie.

It reminds me of a book I read WAAAAY back in 1980 (I was 10). the name escapes me right now, but it was a ficticious acount of the years after a global nuclear war from the perspective of a reporter, and it was written in this interview style.

I'm sure it had to have an influence on WWZ.


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Postby so sorry on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:48 pm

DennisMM wrote:
so sorry wrote:I jsut started this monday night!

I'm only a few chapters in, and I'm a little underwhelmed so far... that being said i bet this could translate into a decent movie.

It reminds me of a book I read WAAAAY back in 1980 (I was 10). the name escapes me right now, but it was a ficticious acount of the years after a global nuclear war from the perspective of a reporter, and it was written in this interview style.

I'm sure it had to have an influence on WWZ.


WarDay, by Whitley Schreiber before he had his psychotic break and made claims of repeated alien abduction.


Bingo! Thanks Dennis... I'll have to dig this book out of the box and re-read it for comparison
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