Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Beginnings: World War Z


"It goes by many names: "The Crisis," "The Dark Years," "The Walking Plague," as well as newer and more "hip" titles such as "World War Z" or "Z War One." I personally dislike this last moniker as it implies an inevitable "Z War Two."

The narrator turns out to be a survivor who travels around the world interviewing other survivors. Each chapter is two or three pages so this is fun and easy to read, although just like with a potato chip, I could not stop with one chapter as I wanted to hear about more of the survivors and their stories. "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" is written by Max Brooks.

This Book Beginnings runs on Fridays and I am linking to Rose City Reader

Also I am linking to Freda's Voice where you can join in and share a sentence from a book you are reading from page 56. This is also from "World War Z."
"We knew it would work against rabies, and that's what they said it was, right, just some weird strain of jungle rabies."
The above sentence is what a scientist said when he was interviewed after the war, about when they developed a vaccine against the Z Plague, and it turned out that the vaccine had no effect whatsoever and was worthless and dangerous since people thought it would work.

14 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very curious about this one! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE OTHER TYPIST”

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Oh yeah, this is a good one. Zombie books are always so intriguing. Happy Friday!
My 56

Maria said...

Didn't they make a movie of this book? For some reason I think they did - I'm not sure - anyway the beginning is good and I like the 56 too...Here's my Friday meme

Joyful said...

That sounds like an interesting read.

The flowers in your previous post are so beautiful. Such a brilliant, happy red.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend.

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm not into Zombies but I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Weekend-Windup said...

Sounds great!Have a nice day!

Jan Johnsen said...

Great Post - so informative...these books have a germ of truth in them.

Nancy Chan said...

Zombies are scary. Not for the faint hearted. Have a blessed Sunday!

fredamans said...

Great choice for zombie month!!! Happy Sunday!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This actually sounds very intriguing! I may download this on my Kindle this week :)

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to know about it!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've been meaning to get to this! :)

Kathy Martin said...

I don't read books about zombies. Thanks for letting me know what this one is about so that I can avoid it. I am spotlighting The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye this week. Happy reading!

Laura Thomas said...

I watched the movie first and then read the book. Enjoyed both!

My Friday 56 from Rebel Belle