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Title: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Tarantulas on February 09, 2007, 06:43:48 AM
Is anyone here a fan of the Max Brooks book series?

Has anyone here listened to the audio book of World War Z?  The voice acting (by the stable of Brooks regulars) was just top notch.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: PsypherPunk on February 09, 2007, 07:36:19 AM
I haven't read the full book but I got an abridged version of 'The Zombie Survival Guide' a few months back. Great stuff.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: BathTub on February 09, 2007, 03:09:27 PM
Apparently JMS (the writer of Babylon 5) is currently adapting WWZ for the movies.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: ScottotD on February 27, 2007, 10:42:26 PM
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070227e.php

Looks that way!
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Compound on February 28, 2007, 10:51:45 AM
Finished up World War Z this weekend actually. It was nice to see a zombie book that doesn't end in a Total Cast Kill.

Enjoyable read, but some zombie fans may feel that the zombies get kind of glossed over in the book. They're more of a background plot device rather than an in-your face type of horror. Still works for me though.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Tyrant on February 28, 2007, 10:58:10 AM

   In the middle of World War Z right now. Zombie Survival Guide was a Cristmas present a few years back but I gave it a good read. I feel I'm prepared to survive a zombie invasion now because of it. If it'll ever happen. I wish it would. I need a change of pace.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Fire Maiden on March 02, 2007, 07:34:37 PM
I really like World War Z! It adequately satisfied my unnatural zombie fixation.
I'm on the waiting list at my library for The Zombie Survivial Guide. (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/etaoin/zombie-1.gif)
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: mrbasehart on March 02, 2007, 08:06:47 PM
Oddly enough, I'm in the middle of World War Z as well! It's excellent, though I think I might've preferred a story, rather than a "documented" account. 
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Melvis on March 12, 2007, 05:32:08 PM
I actually wrote up disaster preparedness for the eventuality of zombie attack for my work. 

I still haven't landed a copy of WWZ,  I only have bad luck to blame. 
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: mrbasehart on March 12, 2007, 05:35:12 PM
Apparently JMS (the writer of Babylon 5) is currently adapting WWZ for the movies.

I actually think it'd make a kick-ass series.  Though with the wholesale slaughter of the human race, it might have to be an HBO thing. 
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Sharktopus on March 12, 2007, 06:37:33 PM
Fun fact: Max Brooks is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. He was also the voice of Paul Dini lookalike Howard Groot on Batman Beyond. I'm a wealth of information.

I'm looking forward to reading WWZ. I was considering the audiobook - though I usually detest them - as it's done in radio play style, but I don't like to see the word "abridged" on a book I actually want to read.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 21, 2007, 06:28:13 PM
This is going to sound wierd, but has anyone noticed subtle anti-west feelings between the lines in Zombie Survival Guide? I'll get my copy out and find examples if you think I'm crazy, seriously. By the time I was done with the book I was convinced Brooks had something against western civilization.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: ScottotD on March 22, 2007, 02:21:43 AM
HE'S A COMMIE!



I found the Survival Guide annoyingly US-centric myself, halfway through 'World War Z' and LOVING every page.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: Tyrant on March 22, 2007, 12:22:05 PM

  I finished World War Z a few days ago. I couldn't get enough of it. I think Mr.Brooks really needs to write more on this. Maybe for a regular series or somesuch.

 
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 22, 2007, 04:49:20 PM
I really will give you examples if you want. I know where my copy is.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: ScottotD on March 29, 2007, 03:02:19 AM
Finished World War Z today, was actually slightly moved at the end of it.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: BathTub on April 17, 2007, 12:42:46 PM
From JMS (http://jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17651)

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The first draft for the script to World War Z has been turned in and
has met with a *very* positive reaction. I'm making my final
revisions now and should turn in the second draft by the 23rd or so.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: mrbasehart on November 17, 2008, 07:54:50 AM
Though I'd revive this thread due to a bit of news:

From Variety:

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Paramount has set “Quantum of Solace” director Marc Forster to helm “World War Z,” based on the Max Brooks bestselling novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.   “Changeling” scribe J. Michael Straczynski is writing the screenplay, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.  Brooks — the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.

The son of Mel Brooks? I didn't know that.
Title: Re: World War Z / Zombie Survival Guide fans?
Post by: ManUnderMask on November 17, 2008, 09:53:17 AM
My little brother is going to freak out when I tell him this!