|Zombies and Foxes and Creatures Galore!
||[Jun. 17th, 2008|08:17 pm]
World War Z by Max Brooks.Recently, I finished reading |
Let me tell you this: though this book is filed under Horror, it could just as easily go in the history book section and sound just as plausible.
Brooks has the knack to write a deadpan humor book (The Zombie Survival Guide), and a horror book in which the supernatural elements are less scary than the real.
Written like a series of interviews, this book captures many different voices, and each interview actually sounds like a different person, with some overlap of plot details, so you can put together a picture of what happened. The people are from all over the world, including an interview with someone who was aboard the ISS during the entire Zombie Wars.
Did I mention it's about zombies? Well, it is. It's sort of a sequel to Survival Guide, and requires a reading of it to fully understand Brooks' zombie mythos (it's not too different than the classic [Romero] zombie mythos). Z even makes a reference to the guide in an interview here and there.
If you like zombies, or want a chilling good read, check out this book, but be sure to read the guide first!
In other news, Firefox 3 got released today. It's AWESOME (and has the AWESOME BAR). Download and enjoy. That is an order. You will save precious milliseconds with its improved speed.
Additionally, Spore Creature Creator came out today. Download and enjoy. That too is an order. You don't have to buy the full version, but you may.
It runs on my ancient computer with it's glorious gig of ram and dual core processor and 1024x768 resolution.
You will thank me! That is a prophecy.
That is all.
Crossposted in The Eventide Knave and The Gangster of L'Oeuf.