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ShootMcKay
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So, I finally got around to start reading  World War Z, two years after finishing Zombie Survival Guide and I have to say, its even more fascinating read. Brooks clearly made some heavy research when writing this zombie-epic and the structure of it, having different people from different places share their experiences of the outbreak giving it a more depth because of the different perspectives people had. Who was to blame,what happened during thje Great Panic etc makes it a very believable hypothetical crisis.

I´ve gotten to the Homefront U.S.A chapter and so far the book is just addictive as hell.

 

And speaking of Zombie Survival Guide,it could actually be quite useful in real life as well, when faced with natural disaters or whatever, since it points out real surviving skills.

 

Also, I did not know until recently,that Mel Brooks was his father. Call me dumbass,if you will for not at least suspecting it.

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I once bought the Zombie Survival Guide one morning at a train station and pretty much liked it, but never made it to the end. It is a pretty cool idea and I love how straight faced it is written. The problem is just that it is maybe TOO straight faced. It's just an endless string of dry "facts".

And then he pooped on the podium.

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You might like World War Z better, since its less about zombie-facts, and more stories from witnesses

that survived the fictional  zombie-war. They are well written and quite engaging and you get to hear about the catastrophe from so many different viewpoints from different levels of society and countries.

I´ve read halfway thorugh the book myself and find it an extraordinary read. '

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World War Z is one of my favorite books, too bad the movie will probably suck 

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Seven weeks of reshoots does not sound promising.

 

Even before they filmed it, I had my doubts about its viability as a narrative because World War Z was not exactly written in linear fashion and more in a thematic and episodic way. There is no single protagonist to really follow so the casting of Brad Pitt left me scratching my head. I still have no idea how the movie is going to end up being.

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what they really should have done is a miniseries on HBO 

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My guess is Brad Pitt will be playing the guy interviewing and "supposedly" the one putting the whole book together, but other than that I dont really see how the movie adaptation will turn out. I´m quite curious on the end result but the same time really worried because of the problems they seem to have with it.

Maybe it will resemble a documentary  a bit like DISTRICT 9´s style of narration perhaps?

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I hate to be the negative Nancy, but I just don't understand the appeal of World War Z.  Granted, it was a pretty cool concept.  I love the idea of using a Studs Terkel-like oral history in order to document a zombie apocalypse.  This is without a doubt an inventive concept.  But the writing is atrocious.  The chapter about the celebrities who hold up in their own little wealthy enclave is some of the worst political satire I've ever read.  It is absolutely leaden and obvious.  And his knowledge of other countries and cultures feel like they were cribbed from Wikipedia.  I really wanted the book to be some trashy fun, but it was a complete disaster. 

I was, however, rooting for the film.  A mediocre book can make for a great source material (look at Jaws).  But, several have mentioned already, the weeks of reshoots have made me skeptical. 

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I know people that love that book and one of them made me borrow it. Luckily when I finally returned it I didn't get quizzed on it because I would've had to admit I couldn't finish it. It has good concepts in it but I just couldn't bear the format. You know me and fakumentaries. I can't stand fake interviews in place of visual storytelling and now we have fake transcripts of non-existent fake interviews. Too many levels of fakeness for me to penetrate.

I'm not saying it's not legitimate, because obviously most people love it, so it's legitimate. But for me personally I don't think I can ever read a story in that format, it just annoys the shit out of me. I just want him to take those ideas and take the time to write a story about them.

I'll probly watch the movie though unless it's a fakumentary.

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