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Interesting Readings - July


Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area.

For July, let's do a book-movie combo! Max Brooks' WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR is coming to theatres on 6/21, and we can see it as a group either before or after the normal Interesting Readings meetup. (We'll meet to discuss the book on 7/10.)

Please leave a comment here - what's the best time for a movie viewing? Weekday evening, weekend evening, Sunday matinee?


About the book - From Amazon.com:
“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

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  • Gwen W.

    What College Kids Can Learn From 'The Zombie War' - Interview with Max Brooks
    http://www.npr.org/2012/09/07/160758839/what-college-kids-can-learn-from-the-zombie-war

    July 10, 2013

  • Dee

    Sorry to miss - got pulled into a work dinner with German colleagues! Have fun!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Sorry. Last minute trip to NYC. See you guys soon.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there, but might run a few minutes late. I will need to go home before heading for West Chester.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there - So sorry but I find I have conflicting plans and won't be able to make it this month.

    July 6, 2013

  • Bruce

    WWZ is arguably the best zombie genre book ever written.
    The movie won't reflect this. Rather than dealing with the slow, unrelenting pressure of the spreading infection, it will be a series of sprints from one tight spot to another where the protagonists escape by diminishing margins of safety. Imagine "Contagion" directed by Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich. Still: I'll go.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ummm...depending on the specific day all the choices are equally good/bad for me.

    May 28, 2013

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