Friday, April 12, 2013

Can't Keep A Good Zombie Down

World War Z: An Oral History of The Zombie War
Max Brooks

Thought with the new movie coming around the corner that I would set this one back up on center stage again.

Something tasty in keeping with the recent Zombie theme.

World War Z is a novel by Max Brooks which chronicles the fictional "World War Z" or "Zombie World War". It is a follow-up to his previous book, The Zombie Survival Guide. The book was released on September 12, 2006, with a movie based on it scheduled for release in 2008.

The book charts the war against the undead from global pandemic to mass panic, and then to the eventual armed struggle to reclaim the planet. Rather than a grand overview or a single perspective, World War Z is instead a collection of individual accounts, each revealing an aspect of the larger plot and simultaneously presenting a very personal tale. These different accounts take the form of interviews. The book draws from post-apocalyptic and zombie literature. "The Great Panic" chapter describes the rout of civilization in a similar manner to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The tales cover many genres -- the story of a Chinese admiral who spent the war on a submarine would fit easily among techno-thrillers. The viewpoint is not exclusively American, but focuses on the global nature of the struggle. This use of small personal tales creates a patchwork tapestry of the larger events unfolding in the book. Brooks addresses current issues such as environmentalism, the War on Terror and international health care. He also offers an interesting juxtaposition between the modern world and that of postwar Earth. For example, Cuba becomes the world's leading economy, Great Britain becomes a major producer of oil, and Tibet becomes the most populous country. This vision of a postwar Earth is startling in its contrast to that of today. It is implied that tribal groups such as South American Indians, Zulu of Southern Africa and Māori of New Zealand fared surprisingly well. One character relates an anecdote about the Māori taking on half of the Auckland horde, using traditional tribal weapons, did much better than the world's various military forces or Western civilians. Wikipedia


Richard said...

what is the password?

woodrownd said...

whats the password on this?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!


Anonymous said...

this is a great one. thanks.

Anonymous said...

There's still a required password at least for the first RAR of WWZ. What is the password?

Eek The Cat said...


As always, your taste is immaculate! Did you see that Ryp posted the soundtrack to "The Return Of The Living Dead?" I didn't even know it HAD a soundtrack, but what a GREAT movie!

Thank you so much for this little byte of Zombie goodness!


Anonymous said...

hey Trustar, a whole week almost without a post. Are you ok? this isn't like you. hope everything's going well . BRANDONIO!

Trustar said...

Took some time off with the family up to Monterey to celebrate the 40th of the Monterey Pop Festival.

Very cool vibes.

Will be back tomorrow to make some noise!

Thanks for asking Brandonio.
Everything is cool.

Frisian said...

Hello Trustar
Thanks for all the downloads, found 18 Surf albums on your blog I didn’t have [2 uploads were removed; Pyramids – Best Of and the one from Miles Corbin, a pity…]
For the moment I uploaded 3 surf albums to rapidshare;
Alohas - Get leid with the Alohas [192kbps, 10 tracks];
Cruncher - Surf Guitar [160kbps, 22 tracks];
Wangs – On Target [192kbps, 14 tracks];
Sorry no covers with the albums….
From Teisco I did get a link for a program to make a list of my surf collection [700+ albums]
So if your interested in my collection and as soon as I know how the program works I can send the list to rapidshare….
Greetings Frisian

Trustar said...

Thanks Frisian

Sorry about the dead ones. First clinkers I've had in awhile. Thanks for the upload links. Have a couple but I do see a jewel that I don't have already. Workin it's way down the old pipe now.I just tried out ListMaker today. Worked pretty well.

Thanks for the comment. feel free to send me your list. Would love to look it over.

Trustar said...

Hey Tru,

Never Get Out Of The Boat has a new address. It's our own domain, so this is the last time we'll ask you to update your blogroll. You're posted over at our place, of course.

Never Get Out Of The Boat (NGOOTB) is now...

Willard's Wormholes

Thanks, as always.


Unknown said...


What's the password please?



Trustar said...


No password needed. Give it another try and enjoy.