Book Review – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

It makes me quite sad that it’s taken me so long to read this book. Both in the sense that it’s actually taken me a while to finish it, as I’ve been busy with work and Wedding related stuff, but also in the amount of time it’s taken me to physically pick it up and start reading it.


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is without doubt one of the finest, most intelligent and gripping novels I have ever had the true pleasure of reading. It gives first hand accounts from various people who lived through the Zombie War and survived.

The great thing about this book is that the style of writing feels genuine to each person telling his or her story, Max Brooks has managed to make each story unique, horrific, and occasionally funny and heart breaking in such an effortless way.

It covers people who fought on land, in the ocean, there’s even a chapter written from the perspective of an astronaut on board the ISS who watched the world burn and change from space. It’s moments like this and the fresh, new perspectives of each character that keeps this book truly entertaining. From Patient Zero to people rebuilding their lives after the War is over, it’s an extensive masterpiece.

Star Rating out of 5: 5

I’d recommend this to anyone who is interested in a clever twist of the zombie story, or for those who are fans of tension, war, politics and the test of the human spirit.

‘Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they’re used.’


If any of you have read this or plan to, please do comment below and let me know your thoughts, I really enjoyed it and felt that it’s a book that had elements that could appeal to everyone.

Happy reading fellow bookworms.