RECENTLY READ: World War Z

World War Z - Max Brooks

I obviously read this because the movie came out and after hearing reviews of the movie, I don't think I will. Basically, if you haven't heard, the movie is nothing like the book. It's just "Hey, Brad Pitt is gonna fight some zombies! That are fast! Politics!" And, I do love me some Brad Pitt, but I don't feel like spending money on that.

The book, however, is really good. It's better than it had any right to be, actually. Zombie books are, let's face it, pretty lame. I thought we all got over zombies around 2006.

I think I just really like the style of this book. It's just short little stories about how people handled the war. And, they're really well written. Some of them have little twists. Some of them are sad. But, for the most part, they're all good. And hey, if you totally hate one, you could probably skip it because there is no true plot to this book.

Should You Read It? Sure. If you want to see the movie and then gripe about how the two are nothing alike, please do. If you want to enjoy the movie without feeling the need to complain endlessly that it's not like the book, then don't. And, if you're like me and have no intention of seeing the movie, go ahead and read it. It's pretty short and actually, pretty good.

23 for 23 -- Goal #3 - 21/50. 

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Somehow Chaotic. : RECENTLY READ: World War Z

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

RECENTLY READ: World War Z


I obviously read this because the movie came out and after hearing reviews of the movie, I don't think I will. Basically, if you haven't heard, the movie is nothing like the book. It's just "Hey, Brad Pitt is gonna fight some zombies! That are fast! Politics!" And, I do love me some Brad Pitt, but I don't feel like spending money on that.

The book, however, is really good. It's better than it had any right to be, actually. Zombie books are, let's face it, pretty lame. I thought we all got over zombies around 2006.

I think I just really like the style of this book. It's just short little stories about how people handled the war. And, they're really well written. Some of them have little twists. Some of them are sad. But, for the most part, they're all good. And hey, if you totally hate one, you could probably skip it because there is no true plot to this book.

Should You Read It? Sure. If you want to see the movie and then gripe about how the two are nothing alike, please do. If you want to enjoy the movie without feeling the need to complain endlessly that it's not like the book, then don't. And, if you're like me and have no intention of seeing the movie, go ahead and read it. It's pretty short and actually, pretty good.

23 for 23 -- Goal #3 - 21/50. 

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2 Comments:

At July 9, 2013 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Shauna @ Momma Candy said...

Got over zombies in 2006??? Whaaaat?! But where does that leave my Walking Dead series?

I saw the movie and it wasn't half bad. But change the lead out to Will Smith and you have I Am Legend. Same plot, same almost everything.

 
At July 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I always forget about Walking Dead. I've heard it's good, but everytime I try to watch it, I end up watching reruns of Futurama.

I'm not a huge movie person, so I just went off of what my boyfriend said. But I can see that comparison.

 

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