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Manuscript Monday: World War Z

On this weeks Manuscript Monday Lindsay recommends World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks.

I have spoken a bunch about my love for zombies and anything zombie-like, especially films that combine humour and zombies. Although I didn’t love the film for World War Z, the book is amazing (and not like the movie at all). It’s an oral history/collection of memories of what happened after the Zombie War, including interviews with doctors, politicians, soldiers and other survivors. It’s told in chronological order, can be analytical, and although published in 2006, is an interesting commentary on current society. I read it quite a few years ago, but plan to re-read it since the pandemic started, because I’m expecting a lot of eerie similarities. Journalism, fiction, and zombies - the perfect combination!

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