I was excited when World War Z by Max Brooks had come available at my local library. I quickly downloaded it to my Nexus and started reading. Having read The Zombie Survival Guide last year, I had high expectations.
As far as I know, there is nobody who has more knowledge about Zombies than Max Brooks. The details regarding how a Zombie acts and thus, how we as humans should or should not react is certainly Brooks’ domain. This story was very different from the aforementioned Survival Guide. Namely, this was not written in the tongue-in-cheek style. It was written as a series of interviews with survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse or World War Z.
I found, at times, this style was a little hard to follow. I couldn’t remember who was who and where they were at. Jumping back and forth from different accounts was great for all the details, but it was difficult to develop the characters in my own mind as we jumped around.
Needless to say, the story was solid and even with the somewhat strange format, I was intrigued enough to continue reading. The biggest disappointment was the ending. The end really just doesn’t do anything. There is no end, which I suppose is what the real ending to a zombie apocalypse would be. No real closure, no real end, just, the end.
I liked the book, but I think it could have been better. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars namely because of the confusing writing style.