Book 15: Max Brooks's World War Z

  • January 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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In January we'll be discussing World War Z, by Max Brooks, a zombie-themed post-apocalyptic novel. You can order it online for around $13, or you can get it locally from Angus & Robertson for $21. The kindle version is only $4, and there are kindle apps available for PC, iOS, and Windows phones (probably also Android, but I don't know for sure).

Michael offered to think of some questions and discussion points for this book, but as always you're welcome to pose your own questions as well.

As usual, I'll be collecting $1 from each person which will go towards the $15 monthly meetup fee.

I'll announce the location a bit closer to the date; it's undecided at the moment.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    American Nightmare looks at the early creation of slasher/gore films, with the filmmakers themselves discussing their influences within the social conditions of the time:

    The American Nightmare - A Celebration of Films from Hollywood's Golden Age of Fright DVD ~ George A. Romero

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got the time mixed up! Going to be there about 7:30 :/

    January 20, 2014

  • Tamsien W.

    Oh no! Something has come up and I'm not going to make it either. Can't believe I have missed 3 in a row! Awful timing, but by hook or by crook I'll be there next month.
    Can't wait to hear what you guys thought of WWZ, it was my second read through and these are my thoughts:
    Loved - The style, it fit so well with the premise of bits cut from a UN report. The 'world, it captured a lot of interesting political angles, the nuclear war between Pakistan & Iran was particularly noteworthy. Favourite story: The blind Japanese man in the mountains of Hokkaido. There was something really beautiful about that one.

    Didn't love - That pretty much every country dealt the issue with a version of 'sacrifice some for the survival of others' with roughly the same amount of moral deliberation (I would have liked to see a little more diversity in approaches). The lack of recurring characters (made it hard to 'care' about the story).

    January 20, 2014

  • Eleanor G.

    I'm so sorry, but once again I'm not going to make it. I didn't get through the book. Next month for sure!

    January 20, 2014

  • Lydia M.

    Sorry guys, my bestie is heading back to the UK on Tuesday so were having a final catch up. See you all in February.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Book hasn't arrived so I probably wont have read it by Monday. Sob. Damn u bookdepository! ;)

    January 16, 2014

    • Joelle

      Do you want me to email you a digital copy?

      January 17, 2014

    • Mark S.

      thanks but i don't think i could finish it anyway. Gonna be a boozy weekend :)

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finished it! Success at book club!

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Michael R.

      Now for additional homework watch the film and work out all the differences

      December 3, 2013

    • Rachael M.

      A quicker task: watch the film and note down any similarities. (If you find any, they're probably accidental.)

      3 · December 3, 2013

  • Adrian L.

    Sadly I will be in Canada freezing my arse off so I shan't be able to attend.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Leah M.

    Hope it's better than the movie.... See yiuvall then. Leah

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited about this one. :)

    October 3, 2013

  • Adrian L.

    Ok by January I will be free and clear. I think I can safely commit to this ;-)

    1 · October 3, 2013

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