In the Books Section:
- The first book Max Brooks wrote in this world was
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from
the Living Dead. For those people who have read the
book, did World War Z read as if were the world in
which the survival guide was written (as the oral
history implies), or did things correlate just too
perfectly between the two books? For those who hadn't
read the survival guide first, are you now curious to
- World War Z is supposed to be an oral history
compiled by a single narrator; however, large chunks
of the book purport to be verbatim monologues. Are
the various voices distinct enough to be believable as
different people? Or does Brooks' voice pervade
everything? Who was the most believable person in the
book? The least believable?
- Parts of World War Z are meant to be political
satire. Is World War Z too forced at times to push
the speculative fiction elements? Or does it work
well? What vignettes feel the most "true"? The most
- What types of little details of the history help
make the personal histories ring true?
- Does the format of the book -- a string of oral
histories -- allow the plot to build and develop to
- For those who may have listened to the audiobook,
were the actors well chosen? Did the abridged
audiobook feel like a complete book?
- Do you like the book?