The Lit Nerd’s Summer Reading: Zombies, zombies everywhere…

Admitedly, I love a good scare. When it comes to zombies, I am a bit wary, though. Lately, the zombie fad has overwhelmed media and I become anxious when I find out there is another film/book/television show devoted to these undead flesheaters. Still, I have been eyeballing Max Brook’s World War Z (2006) for some time now, and since the release date for the film is upon us (June 21, in a theatre near you), I have decided it’s about time for me to pick up the original text and see what it’s all about. I am intrigued by the way in which the book is laid out. A fictional oral history that follows up Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide (2003), the story is written in almost diary-like entries. Although I am initially curious about the book, I am not optimistic about my ability to stay engaged simply because it is a book about zombies. The post-modern format and potential lack of plot already has me disengaged from the whole reading process. I suppose if Brad Pitt can get onboard for the upcoming film, I can overcome my zombie-prejudice and try to enjoy reading about the zombie apocalypse like a normal person. Here’s to hoping I can get over my need for neatly laid-out chapters, easy to relate to characters and simply enjoy the death and destruction of all mankind.

World War Z, Max Brooks

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Tune in next week– same bat time, same bat blog –for more of the Lit Nerd’s Summer Reading…

 

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