Good Morning Indigene Readers! Sorry, for my absence I am on the road, but as promised at least some new posts!
What does every good road trip need? An equally good book! And what better book to take along for the ride than Max Brooks' World War Z. I have already read through this amazing work of zombie fiction, but decided to take it for another spin quite literally.
If you don't know about World War Z, this piece along with The Walking Dead graphic novel series, probably have established themselves as the hands down, no contest cannon of Zombie Literature. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a collection of personal fictional accounts of a zombie apocalypse that has devastated the world. Extremely intelligent in his writing, Max Brooks not only satisfies the gore that any zombie head is looking for, but carefully constructs scenarios that seem complete plausible if the Zombie Apocalypse were to ever happen. From government responses, to even issues of black market survival opportunities; Max Brooks figures our how zombies play into all of these things.
If you have never read this book, stop what you're doing and go...read this... NOW.
I leave you with a sample of the awesomeness that is World War Z, enjoy:
[A former soldier describes the Battle at Yonkers, NY ] "We could have stopped them, we should have, one guy with a rifle, that's all you need, right? Professional soldiers, trained marksmen... how could they get through? They still ask that, critics and armchair Pattons who weren't there. You think it's that simple? You think that after being 'trained' to aim for the center mass for your whole military career you can suddenly make an expert headshot everytime? You think in that strait-jacket and suffocation hood it's easy to recharge a clip or clear a weapon jam? You think that after watching all the wonders of modern warfare flat on their high-tech hyper ass, that after already living through three months of the Great Panic and watching everything you knew as reality be eaten alive by an enemy that wasn't even supposed to exist that you're gonna keep a cool fucking head and a steady fucking trigger finger?" - World War Z