Mr. Dee is a big Max Brooks fan. He’s a big zombie fan in general. I’m far less immersed in zombie culture. I’ve seen Shaun of the Dead (brilliant) and read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (gimmicky and overrated), but I’m not familiar with The Walking Dead or the Army of Darkness movies. I’ve read some Derrida on the subject, and I’ve been on subways and chatted with Zombie Walkers. But I’ve never read Max Brooks.
So this is going to be an interesting readalong, because this book is brand new to me. I’m fascinated by the idea that this is an “oral history,” a gathering of individual accounts of just what happened when the global zombie pandemic swept the world, rather than a traditional narrative. We’ll go section by section and a new post will go up each Tuesday. I’m reading the Kindle edition, so references and quotes will be marked by location rather than page numbers.
You can follow along, or join the discussion, here:
Movie review: World War Z—August 7th
Part 4: Turning the Tide—July 9th
Part 5: Home Front USA —July 16th
Part 6: Around the World, and Above—July 23rd
Part 7: Total War—July 30th
Part 8: Good-Byes—August 6th
Final thoughts—August 13th
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