I said recently here and on Facebook and Twitter(links to the right of the screen) that World War Z had a really slow start and its taken up to about the four hour mark (I’m listening to the audiobook) to get interesting. I’m now about seven hours into it and I can see why it’s such a popular novel. The ability that Max Brooks has is quite impressive seeing as he’s telling so many different stories. It’s more of a collection of short stories (the book tells the stories of the people that survived the Zombie Apocalypse like they are being interviewed) rather then a novel which follows one main character. This, at first made it difficult for me to get into the book and I would have definitely given up if I was reading and not listening to it.
It has given me a lot to think about too, I am going to be working on a zombie story at some stage in the next year or so and where this covers so many countries and people its hard not to learn something from it.
If there is a zombie apocalypse, this book should be in your survival gear!
I should be finished this one today and I’m keen to see how Brooks brings the novel to its end.