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World War Z

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Book talk assignment
World War Z by Max Brooks

1. Max Brooks is an American writer and television voice-over actor. In his career as a writer, Brooks shows an obvious interest in zombies. His first book was “The Zombie Survival Guide”. It touched on what he described as pop cultural myths about zombies. Later on he produced “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks”, a graphic novel based on his previous work. Finally, in 2006 Max Brooks writes the novel, “World War Z, an Oral History of the Zombie War”, which described a global infection which reanimated its victims as the “undead” and the resulting war between mankind and the zombies. The rights for the latter story have been purchased by Plan B Entertainment, which will produce a movie based on Brooks’ novel. I am very interested and excited that this book is being turning into a movie. I look forward to watch it. 2. This novel is a work of horror fiction. There obviously no zombies in the real world. The author describes in graphic detail the appearance of the zombies and the horrific attacks upon the living. 3. The setting takes place in the near future in different countries. The narrator describes the outbreak in various countries around the world through the interviews with the many characters. 4. This story is about a man named Brooks who interviews people around the world about them witnessing beginnings of the outbreak and the resulting devastation. The zombie apocalypse was over, but these people are still haunted and traumatized by what they experienced. The story is in third person because the narrator did not participate in the story, but the narrator was interviewing everyone who had survived the outbreak and he relates the experiences of each character. 5. One of my favourite characters in this story is the doctor, Kwang Jingshu, in the beginning of the story because this doctor was very dedicated to his patients and was deeply moved by the people suffering. He helped the village in China...