Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RTW: September Gave Me Zombies

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This Week's Topic:
What was the best book you read in September?

Well, this was easier than it could have been. September has been a slow month for reading. The only book I've had time to read (and I just finished this week) is World War Z. It's about zombies, war, the human condition, government, capitalism, conflict, truth, society, and reality TV, and I highly recommend that you read it before you see the movie (starring Brad Pitt.)

Prior to reading WWZ, I was only passingly interested in the zombie culture phenomenon. I'd see a zombie book or movie and say to myself, "Well now, that looks neat. But I think I'd rather watch a vampire movie/read a vampire book," because honestly, those are The Shiz.

Anyway, now I'm all for fighting me some zombies and stockpiling supplies to survive in a world inhospitable to human life. The way I see it, I have a better chance of surviving than most people. I've been trained my entire life to be able to hunt, make fire, and live off the land (although lately I've been living in a sort of domesticated role.) I've read the SAS Survival Guide Handbook for fun, and I really have no qualms about killing things. Just ask all those ants and flies that no longer bother the fine citizens of this world.

AND I can climb trees like nobody's business.

I'm not exactly the strongest person in the bunch, but if you put me together with my entire family, we are a force to be reckoned with.

For some reason I feel like this post is just turning into a rant about how awesome I would be at fighting zombies and surviving in a zombiepocalyptic world.

So, I think that if you're a person who likes to read and likes social commentary by vehicle of zombiepocalypse, then World War Z is for you. You're welcome.

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  1. I don't know about zombies, but you would get my vote if you were in The Hunger Games!

    I've never really been into zombies, but I'll bear this recommendation in mind should I have the time and inclination to check out a zombie novel. Thanks!

  2. I know, right? The first time I read The Hunger Games, I was like, dude, that's me. I'm Katniss.

    And you should totally read it. I say it's about zombies, but really it's much more than that. Zombies just make a good literary device to talk about the issues of humanity.

  3. Glad that you liked WWZ. I had started to read it, but fell asleep. I know, that sounds awful coming from the person who hosts Zombie Thursdays.

  4. So, in the even of a zombie apocalypse, wanna hang out?

  5. Alicia, I can see how you could fall asleep. It's like a bookumentary. You have to be in the mood for it.

    Tracey, sure thing. More hands to smash zombie heads the better, I always say. The Hammond Compound welcomes you.

  6. Love the title and cover, not to mention your review. I need to check this out.

  7. Um...if I ever get overrun by zombies, I'm calling YOU. Fun post!

  8. I'm not even sure if zombiepocalyptic is a word, which shows how much I care about rules. Bring on the mayhem. (Autocorrect says "no," but then again, it says lots of things that aren't true. Like that autocorrect isn't a word either. Geez. Talk about an identity crisis.)


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