Hey, I’m Ashley, and I’m a zombie addict 👋
This book was unlike anything I was expecting. I watched the movie and these two are two worlds apart, nothing alike. This book is written like a mockumentary, from the perspective of many people and their individual accounts of the Zombie War (exactly like the title “An Oral History of the Zombie War” suggests).
We hear recounts of the first encounters with the zombies, government official perspectives on how to save countries from economic collapse, surviving as civilians, close encounters, to multiple countries military forces waging full-out war to take back the world from the living dead.
While I was expecting a first-person perspective in a present-day zombie-infested world, this book had some hard-hitting moments as a documentary.
The thing I love most about zombie books is all the morally gray decisions. Usually, they are extreme, since well, a zombie war is an extreme event that warrants extreme measures to survive. World War Z did not disappoint in that department. Some of those character’s decisions, which lead to their survival were the worst and you wanted to hate them, but you ultimately understood why they did it. While other characters you were glad they died because they were scum, and at those thoughts, you’re left questioning your own morality.
Some of the political attempts of organizing plans of attack and/or survival early on in the war hit close to home with the pandemic right now, which made this all the more realistic.
This was an exceptional read and I can’t believe it took me this long to pick it up.