I'm sorry. I just can't resist a zombie joke. To help me bring Mentor's Reader to life again, I introduce to you Cailey W., one of the new faces you'll see at the MPL reference desk. Enjoy!
World War Z by Max Brooks is different, but in a great way. The novel is told through a number of voices, through interviews being conducted by the narrator. These interviews tell the tale from a number of places, such as Asia, Russia, Canada, America, and a variety of islands. Different interviews cover different times within the “war” as well, giving the reader an excellent idea of the “war’s” progression. Sometimes the detached writing makes the tale scarier even.
As I said, I realize there are many zombie books to choose from at the moment, but I feel World War Z truly adds something to the genre. Brooks adds new characteristics unseen (by me, at least) in other comparable books. For example, frozen zombies. That’s right. Apparently the zombies freeze in the winter and then reanimate in the spring. Different, effective, and oh-so-creepy.
So when choosing to curl up with a new undead novel, give the zombies a try, particularly this one.
World War Z by Max Brooks