World War Z (2006) by Max Brooks

This was quite a brilliant piece of fiction. I don’t think I’ve read anything in such a style before and it truly shows the idea of form following function. The book is told through a series of accounts, all retelling events that occurred in an alternate history. In this alternate timeline, the zombie outbreak was real, and humanity nearly collapsed. This is the story of individuals through those trying times.

While on the surface level it is a cool zombie story, the novel quickly reveals itself to be an insight and commentary on human nature. The diversity of opinions, lifestyles, perspectives, and beliefs captures, are truly astounding. One can only imagine the amount of research that went into the book.

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