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A Study in Scandal (Scandalous kUpdate See end of review for movie reviewI ve broken my cardinal rule for reading books just before the movie comes out This rule I ve alluded to is the following I don t read the book directly before the movie at least 1 year before or it must be read after or just wait on the movies The reason for this is that I want to enjoy the story through both mediums and if you read the book just before the movie you ve set yourself up to be a critic analyzing everything and complaining about every detail that s inevitably left out but which is often than not necessary for the mediumIf you read the book at least a year before at least with my shoddy memory the movie becomes a happy time of fond remembrances Oh yeah I remember that part so cool Yay Happy In this instance I hear the movie doesn t uite follow the book exactly and what else can that mean than that it s a typical zombie movie I don t think I ve ruined much hereYounow it could have been partly because of all the hype but I didn t love this book I didn t hate it either which makes these the hardest reviews to write but I think I have a few ideas why World War Z just didn t work all that well for meI m studying for the bar at the moment so you get an extremely well organized review at least with headings aplenty since that s how my brain is thinking at the moment The PlotDoesn t really exist Yeah there s a loose series of events that defines the book or the Zombie War but it s told through interviews with different survivors from different countries And they re short too I even checked this with the book paper form Each interview amounts to a page or two maybe 5 max Each tends to discuss a certain important event which ends up getting referred to by characters later in the book and often mentioned by the one directly followingIt s extremely clever and lets you see how well developed this whole idea isIt s extremely cleverMax Brooks has literally thought of everything when it comes to a war against zombies I thought the same in my reading of The Zombie Survival Guide and it goes just as well here EVERYTHINGHe goes into why tanks are all but useless against hordes of zombies because you have to take out their heads Anything else and they ll still shamble and probably even become dangerous when you trip over them on the ground The airforce is just as useless because it s so much money and effort for such a little amount of good Better spent on a bunch of soldiers with tons of amo He even goes into better strategies for fighting this war why the zombies are such a good enemy because they don t need to be bred fed or led as I ll let the book explain Very clever and not even pretentious about it Just captivating this isn t the only thing I liked although we re into the middle ground because I didn t love the audio eitherThe AudioOne of the things that got me excited to listen to this on audio was that it s read by a full cast That means they re trying REALLY hard and that tends to be a good thing especially if you don t like one or two of the voices it s okay it s only temporary With just one narrator that can really ill a book I mentioned that this is told through many different people in different countries and they have actors like Rob Reiner and John Turturro Even Max Brooks himself plays the part of the interviewer John Turturro from The Big LebowskiVery cooluntil the point of distraction There are so many different countries represented that the accents started to distract heavily from the story I found myself pondering why the German guy had such a heavy accent on his R s and yet could perfectly pronounce TH every time And this was just the one guy One of the benefits of a single narrator is that
even when they do an accent it s easier to understand because English is their primary language The audio s when they do an accent it s easier to understand because English is their primary language The audio s for the most part outside of that little niggle about the accents but one thing I absolutely HATE about it isit s abridgedAbridgedI would probably never forgive myself if I listened to this abridged audio version and never actually read the entire book if I actually thought that mattered Maybe others are better sleuths than myself but I can t find a reading of World War Z that s not abridged At the same after having read the book the abridged version seems to do enough justice to the entirety of the novel what with how it is organized The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity Max Brooks driven by the urgency of preserving the acid etched first hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet He recorded the testimony of men women and sometimes children who came face to face with the living or at least the undead hell of that dreadful time World War Z is the result Never before have "WE HAD ACCESS TO A DOCUMENT " had access to a document so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance that gripped human society through the plague years Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve year old Patient Zero to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold to the United States of Southern Africa where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price to the west of the Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started. .
free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Max BrooksHat it just cuts out a few of the interviewsNormally this is heresy but I can live with it for this one time onlyWhat I didn t likeI think the thing that just makes this an okay to good book for me is that while it s style and organization is uniue and highly clever it also takes away from my ability to care Without just following one person or a group of people there s no attachment to any specific person The MovieBrad Pitt will make everything betterAfter writing the above I actually do think the movie will make it all better It seems like it will be following one single person and that s what this reader needs Movie s set for a June 2013 release Here s the trailer tooIn the end in the sense of my final feelings not any post apocalyptic senseLet s just say if we ever do get into a Zombie War you better have a copy of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide on you Someone s already gone through the effort of thinking up EVERY situation that can occur what s effective what s not and put it down in words No sense reinventing the wheelWhile an entertaining idea and clever execution these were the exact things that made World War Z a book I could never love It s worth a read if only to see how in depth you have not thought about zombies3 out of 5 Stars Recommended with ReservationsThe movie an updateI just wanted to make a uick note about the movie I m happy to say I called it correctly I enjoyed the movie much than the book even though you can really only say the movie is a loose adaptation if you can even say that I thought it was much better to visit all those countries through the single character of the UN agent as opposed to interviews of random characters I felt for him trying to protect his family I rooted for him when he was in danger and it had the same effect of exploring the reaction of different cultures to a much smaller degree of course And it actually scared me which for a zombie book was completely lacking in WWZ I just can t get on this bandwagon The pseudo government reports the book is written in handicap it in many ways First there are no protagonists to grow with no story arc no climax etc You now what s going to happen from day one there was a world crisis involving zombies and at least some people live to tell the tale The sure The One Who Stays (Summer Island, knowledge of the outcome deflates any tension and book feels flacid The pseudo scientific jargon is a poor imitation my sister a nurse tossed aside Brooks other Zombie manfesto in disgust within the first few pages and this one fairs no betterand there are far too many emotional pauses and descriptive introductions for what amounts to an addendum to a government study of events The thing that put me over the edge with this book is the inconsistency one chapter has a boy with bloodynuckles sliding his hands about in zombie goo and remaining uninfected and in the next chapter *there is an expression of gratitutde that no one exposed to detrius from a headshot has *is an expression of gratitutde that no one exposed to detrius from a headshot has wounds to be infected through What editor let that get by On top of that racial national stereotypes abound and are crude and unappealing Brooks is obviously a big fan of Israel as they are the heroes of the day even going so far as to selflessly save Palestinian refugees yeah rightand remnants of South Africa s apartheid system are given a reprieve due to their pragmatism Russians are wacky comrades Chinamen are inscrutable and Americans are cowboys weakened by education and consumerism UghI won t recommend this book to anyone even a die hard zombie fan lest World War Z ruin the genre for them forever I Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, know what you re thinking Five stars for this book Why If you ve been following my reviews then younow I tend to stress over how many stars to give a book and I m not one to hand out five star ratings willy nilly I m usually uite cautious when it comes to handing out that all important fifth star I m stingy That being said every once in a while a book that may or may not be amazing comes along and wows me And now you re probably thinking But Penny it s a book about zombies Zombies Disgusting rotting corpses that stumble around looking to sink their teeth into any living thing How how could that sort of thing wow you Are you like smoking crack First things first No I m not smoking crack Everyone nows crack is cheap I much prefer the real thing Now that I ve cleared that up lets move on shall To turn this
invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War Most of all thechronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War Most of all the captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts reuires a degree of courage on the part of the reader but the effort is invaluable because as Mr Brooks says in his introduction By excluding the human factor aren't we risking the ind of personal detachment from history that may heaven forbid lead us one day to repeat it And in the end isn't the human "Factor The Only True "the only true between us and the enemy we now refer to as 'the living dead' Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war I found 'Patient Zero' behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine Although he'd rubbed off the skin around his bonds there was no blood There was also no blood on his other wounds He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls At first the villagers tried to hold me back They warned me not. E So World War Z I really enjoyed it which was a surprise because I didn t think I would This book is not something I would ve picked up on my own Had it not been for a couple of really nice Barnes Noble employees who practically shoved this book in my hands while gushing about its supreme awesomeness I definitely wouldn t have purchased it But since they didn t have the book I was looking for Storm Front by Jim Butcher and since I d already been bitten by the zombie bug over a year ago The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan I took a chance and purchased this bookDespite the fact that Max Brooks used to write for SNL and also happens to be Mel Brooks son this book isn t funny nor is it meant to be Max Brooks tells this story through a series of interviews given by survivors of The Great Panic or World War Z the Z stands for Zombie in case you didn t you Speer know put two and two togetherThe interviewees come from different parts of the world and they tell their accounts of what happened to them what they thought when they first heard of what was first referred to as African Rabies what happened when the Great Panic started in their part of the world A lot of these stories are sad andor terrifying but mostly I found them incredibly intriguing Before I go on I need to add that I totally geek out over documentaries and this book were it in movie form would be a documentary I m one that appreciates the method Max Brooks uses to tell this story To me the beginning of this book has to do with the way things are done in this world politics wise than anything else Of course as the book goes on and and governments are collapsing due to the fact that zombies are basically taking over the world we get a good look at human nature during times of crisis I found the whole thing fascinating Hardcore zombie lovers need tonow that this isn t a book that follows one set of characters though some interviews have been broken up and so a few characters are featured in this book than once Rather it is one story told by several different people There is continuity in the order in which the stories are told to us and sometimes one survivor s account answers a uestion that was raised by another survivorAll that said there is uite a bit of zombie slaying action Lots of blood and guts and gore We get to learn how best to stop a zombie and let me assure you there are many ways We also learn about newest in improvised zombie illing weaponry and effective warfare techniues to decimate a raging out of control zombie population But seriously I loved reading it everything in this whole entire book Me A church going mother of three Although yeah I m not your typical church going mother of three But still "PS I d have finished this book a long time ago had it not been for "I d have finished this book a long time ago had it not been for husband who ept stealing this book away from me so he could read it too He s really liking "it btw UPDATE 111012 About a year ago I bought the audiobook from Audible only to discover after " btw UPDATE 111012 About a year ago I bought the audiobook from Audible only to discover after that it was the abridged version I soon found out that was all they had to offer which was uite disappointing because some of my favorite eyewitness accounts from the book were not included I ve since heard from the World War Z s Facebook page that they are going to make an unabridged version I am unaware of when it will be *AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THAT SAID I *for purchase That said I end up liking the abridged audiobook well enough The performances are pretty top notch To those who have zero sense of humor it must be said I m The Ring Of The Dove kidding I don t do any drugs and you need to chill This book was initially recommended to me by several people in the office and since I love zombies and apocalyptic themes well I was pretty excited Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations and I struggled to finish it I m going to write this review under the assumption that the reader has some inkling about the story and how it s constructedThere are two issues thatilled it for me Firstly most of the characters had the same or similar voice Of course this is partly to do with the fact that the voices all originate from the mind of one individual the author Also the journalisticinterview approach to constructing the narrative limits how much color the author can impart on any given character and A is inherently dry no matter how exciting the events described are intended to be This is a minor gripe though and. To touch him that he was 'cursed' I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves The boy's skin was cold and gray I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse Dr Kwang Jingshu Greater Chonging United Federation of China'Shock and Awe' Perfect name But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed Not just won't but biologically can't That's what happened that day outside New York City that's the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war The fact that we couldn't shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us They're not afraid No matter what we do no matter how many we ill they will never ever be afraid Todd Wainio former US Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of YonkersTwo hundred million zombies Who can even visualize that type of number let alone combat it For the first time in history we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war They had no limits of endurance They would never negotiate never surrender They would fight until the very end because unlike us every single one of them every second of every day was devoted to consuming all life on Earth General Travis D'Ambrosia Supreme Allied Commander EuropeFrom the Hardcover editi. .