Max Brooks’ World War Z “




Max Brooks’ World War Z ”

“World War Z» American writer Max Brooks, was published in 2006, the year. In 2013, the year the book was made into a movie, causing the interest in it has been particularly high. Popular in recent years, the genre of “zombie apocalypse” in The Brooks is a serious development. The author has created псевдодокументалистический novel that describes not only the invasion of zombies, but also its consequences.

According to the plot of the book after overcoming the “Great Panic” (the zombie epidemic that broke out all over the world), the representative of the UN Commission creates a report built on the testimony of survivors of a zombie invasion. This report is a very personal and subjective, as each respondent tells its own story. For this reason, the author chooses not to represent his officials, and published as the first “record” of the war with the zombies.

The book is a few dozen interviews, actually – the stories that are grouped into several parts. They are arranged in chronological order: describes the beginning of the epidemic, the peak of panic, the gradual victory over the zombies. The exact cause of the virus is not known, but it is known that one of the first cases were recorded on the African continent, and then – in China. The author publishes the “interview” of people from different countries, creating for the reader a picture of the epidemic, which took place around the world.

Descriptions of individual countries are quite interesting: for most major countries or regions of the author creates a scenario. These scenarios fall within the general logic of the behavior of certain states in the international arena, so that the whole narrative is particularly realistic.

It is noteworthy that the author chooses the “respondents”, seemingly at random, but the result of their testimony can get an accurate picture of events: housewife talks about how the epidemic began in the sleepy American suburb, a doctor from China describes the first case of the disease, talk about military tactics Israel, which is the first closed the borders and imposed quarantine.

The narrative continues, we see how the defense was based, as people gradually won territory from a dead enemy soldiers as “cleaned out” entire regions from the hordes of zombies. In the first part, describing the beginning of the epidemic, provides more evidence of the common man in the street, miraculously survived a total panic. Closer to the final Brooks leads basically interview the military, clean the territory and restoring the old order of life.

“World War Z» is interesting primarily to fans of the genre “zombie apocalypse” – the book they just can not miss. Those who do not feel special interest to the “horror stories”, this novel may be interested in is a chronological description of the epidemic, the way a country behaved during the crisis, that people did, what decisions were taken at the highest level: the plot is built logically and looks quite realistic.


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