I’m not usually a fan of vampires, zombies, etc. I don’t think they’re scary. To me, scary is anything that could happen in real life, like your house being broken into. I don’t watch vampire/zombie movies, shows, read their books (although I did end up reading the Twilight series and loved SK’s Salem’s Lot, but I didn’t know it was about vampires before I picked it up).
And I’ve never read anything about zombies, either. Until now. World War Z by Max Brooks seems to be THE zombie book, so if I was going to pick one up (and possibly see the upcoming movie with Brad Pitt) then I should just do it already.
World War Z is an oral history of the time when there was a zombie outbreak on our planet. The book reads like a government paper, not like a fictional text, with historical (well, fictional historical) accounts of individual’s journeys/participations in the zombie war.
The book felt real, was raw, and not cheesy as I guess I kind of expected with the zombie stuff. If you’re not a traditional zombie fan, this would be a good book to read, because, as I said, it’s not like a story, more of a historical account.
Does this mean I’ll be reading more zombie books?
Don’t count on it!
What are your thoughts on the zombie/vampire trend?