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Max Brooks Boxed Set: World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide Paperback – April 30, 2013


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About the Author

The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, MAX BROOKS has been called "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism."

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Box edition (April 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804137889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804137881
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, Max Brooks has been called "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism."
He lives in New York City but is ready to move to a more remote and defensible location at a moment's notice.
Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide formed the core of the world's civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Eddy Gomez on June 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
I gravitated to these books when I was looking for something to fill the void between seasons of the Walking Dead. I bought the box set, which doesn't really save you any money over buying the books separately (especially if you get the mass market edition of WWZ which is only $6), but it looks nice on the shelf. Here's a review of each book:

WORLD WAR Z:
First, there's little overlap between the book and the movie, so you can enjoy them both without one spoiling the other. The important thing to know is there isn't a real narrative to this book, as it's not a traditional novel. It's a fictional account of a global zombie pandemic in the present day and age. It's essentially a collection of short stories gathered as the narrator interviews various people about their experiences in the initial zombie outbreak, the subsequent war, and post-apocalyptic living. The stories themselves are highly entertaining and very creative. While the individuals' experiences suck you right in, it's the big picture stuff that drives the book. As governments struggle against the outbreak, they make some horrific "real world" decisions about how to squelch it. Seeing how different countries deal with the outbreak really gets you thinking about how things would go down in a zombie apocalypse. You'll get lost in it.

THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE:
This book is a satirical, albeit highly accurate zombie apocalypse survival handbook (kind of like Zombieland). You'll laugh and you'll also think, "hmmm that's actually a really good idea," as you peruse the various survival tactics. One section that's really fun focuses on zombie outbreaks throughout history, and it's clear that this line of thought is what pushed Max Brooks towards writing World War Z.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Portsmouth on July 24, 2013
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I've read some of the other reviews that criticized the fact that the story is told through a variety of narratives, rather than as a "story," with a beginning, middle and end.

What I don't think a lot of folks realize when they read those reviews,is that the story continues throughout the narratives. It's not a compilation of 25 different folks all telling the same tale of how the zombies took over planet Earth one day, reiterating the same story over and over.

It's a progressive story told throughout the narratives/interviews, giving an introspective view from one country/continent to the next as the timeline of the story actually progresses.

Here's my bottom line: If you read the book, knowing from the get-go that you're going to be reading a compilation of "interviews," which will weave the entire tale for you, I truly think you'll like the book. It's a great read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Will on July 24, 2013
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Saw the movie first which I heard was completely different from the book. That being said, enjoyed the movie, going in with low expectations. The book was awesome, and I can understand while people disliked the movie for being so different from the book, but still enjoyed both mediums greatly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shayne Meister on January 1, 2014
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I got this set for my husband for Christmas. He really liked the World War Z book, he said it was very different from the movie but much better. He read it in about 2 days. He is now reading the Survival Guide and getting a kick out of it.
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Hollywood butchered the story with the Brad Pitt vehicle of the same name. This book, is far too well written, and far too grand in scope to have been written by one author. I have my suspicions about the production of this book, but never mind that. Even if you aren't interested in Zombie stories, this is an extremely well written, compelling contemporary novel, written in an unorthodox style. It is written as recent history to the great Zombie infestation and subsequent war for survival.

For fun, buy the boxed set.
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By Yoda237 on April 9, 2014
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I bought these because one of my best friends recommend them to me. I also bought them because of the movie that had come out. I finished it before the movie and the books are way better than the movie. However it does take some time to get into the book. It can be a hard read if you aren't sure. If you are having trouble, I recommend getting the books on CD to help you read it. The survival book is pretty awesome read though. I do recommend that people buy them together. It makes for a better read.
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By Jo on January 13, 2014
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I thought this book would follow the movie, but it was a book of Zombie short stories. Individual accounts of what happened worldwide during World War Z. I stil found it very enjoyable reading. Glad I bought it as a set. The "Zombie Survival Guide" is also unique and great addition to my zombie paperback collection.
Highly recommended to fellow zombie enthusiasts!
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The product arrived very quickly and in great shape! I decided to read the survival guide before World War Z and I personally like the style it is written in. If you are looking for a chapter-by-chapter story you might be disappointed. The survival guide reads as just that...a survival guide, but is done in a way that may make you wonder if zombies really exist in the world!
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