This novel is written in the form of interviews and gives a horrifying account of a war between zombies and humans. There are discussions with people in Texas, Denver, South Korea, Greenland, Virginia, Barbados, Canada, Nebraska, Antarctica, Palestine, Israel, Brazil, and many more. Max Brooks takes us through the battle with the undead, from the horrors families experienced with their loved ones to the battles where the undead proved to be very difficult to defeat. He accounts for politics and how greed, fear, and worrying about how we appear to others often get the best of humanity. We are then able to see the aftermath and the hardships of trying to rebuild society after the human race nearly went extinct.
I picked up this novel because my boyfriend thought it was good and I had just seen the movie.
I finished because I found it fairly interesting. However, I don’t know that I liked the writing style- I found the interview style made it difficult to keep track of who the characters were. I also am not really into zombie apocalypse based stories.
I would recommend this book to people who are interested in zombies. Forewarning, it is completely different than the movie.
Rating: I give this book a 3*** star rating. (Liked It)
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Review by Leslee, 12th grade