S1E9: World War Z by Max Brooks

  • October 25, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Haven't read this one yet? Me either! Already read it? Join us anyway!

We're reading the original novel, not the movie tie-in.  I believe this link will take you to the correct edition: Amazon.  Please let me know if that's not correct.

 

 

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  • Terri F.

    Well-written, but not to my taste

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really fun and so nice to meet everyone for the first time!

    October 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Great conversations... good food... best company! I just wish I was able to hear everyone at the table... Leslie Amazing job always with the little zombie men.. love it

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't read the book but was thinking of still coming to dinner. Hope that's fine.:)

    3 · October 25, 2013

    • Leslie

      Spoiler Alert: Bruce Willis was dead the whole time!

      3 · October 25, 2013

    • Kelly

      Not fair!! I've been sucked in to stack the odds in your favor!

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just finished the book and I'm excited to meet everyone! I hope I paid close enough attention..should I have busted out any highlighters? :)

    October 22, 2013

    • Christina

      If it makes you feel any better I read the book ages ago and didn't have time to reread, so I had to read the Wikipedia entry for a refresher. :)

      October 25, 2013

  • Terri F.

    >Eat now, because when the zombies come, food will be scarce.

    For us, maybe, but they would have an ample supply....

    1 · October 22, 2013

    • Aaron

      Depends on the zombie. WWZ zombies would wander, eating any warm-blooded animals they can catch, until decomposition finally puts them down.

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • Leslie

      28 days later--yes, at least according to the theatrical version. Although it didn't help humanity much. Romero--not that I'm aware of. Walking Dead--not sure yet. Both Romero and Walking Dead zombies seem to continue to rot, so I'm not sure why they don't also starve. Some believe there's a "magic" component to it, but there's nothing in the walking dead universe that would suggest magic is a thing. Other movies I've seen didn't get that far because most of the ppl died relatively quickly. My personal theory with the traditional zombie is that they rot before they starve and eventually get to the point where the brain is destroyed by decomp--thus killing them anyway.

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Shy M.

    I really love Mexican food so I will try not to gorge myself like I did last time... I said "try"

    2 · October 20, 2013

    • Terri F.

      >Eat now Shy because when the zombies come, food will be scarce.<

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • Shy M.

      I can't wait to see you crazy people on Friday!

      4 · October 22, 2013

  • Kelly

    I read the wrong book!! But I'll see you guys next month for Ender's Game.

    October 19, 2013

    • Christina

      You should come anyway!

      2 · October 19, 2013

    • Leslie

      Definitely!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Leslie

    Unfortunately for our audiobook lovers, there appears to be no unabridged audiobook version at all, so if you haven't gotten a copy yet, you'll need to go with the unabridged hard copy or ebook.

    September 22, 2013

    • Leslie

      Beware some sites (like Amazon) are selling a movie tie-in audiobook as "unabridged". It is not a full cast reading of the original text. http://theguildedearl...­

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • Leslie

      More Info: "On May 14, 2013, a lengthier audiobook was released by Random House Audio as World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War. It contains the entirety of the original, abridged audiobook, as well as new recordings of each missing segment. A separate, additional audiobook containing only the new recordings not found in the original audiobook was released simultaneously as World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition". - Wikipedia

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Shy M.

    Hey guys, this doesn't have to be just for World War Z, it can be for anything, but Barnes and Nobles is offering friends and family 20 percent off of any item. And you don't have to have the membership. Here's a link, it expires on 10/14, hope it works: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/email/print_nav.asp?r=1&PID=48087&cm_em=shyedam@hotmail.com&cm_mmc=Member-_-Coupon-_-131010_MM_COU_DC_GENERIC_M-_-NA

    2 · October 10, 2013

    • Roland

      Nice! Thank you

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Lisa

    Anyone ever use Bookbub? I am thinking of giving it a try just to see how it goes?

    October 6, 2013

  • Annie

    Ditto.

    September 18, 2013

  • Ellen

    Out of town.

    September 9, 2013

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