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60. “World War Z,” Max Brooks

September 15, 2009 3 comments

This audiobook had a full cast reading it, which was really awesome for an oral history. It also had some creepy atmospheric music (like “The Haunting of Hill House,” which expired before I could finish it, so this may be its only mention). My favorite of the histories was the pilot whose plane crashed in the bayou. I usually listen to the book while I’m waiting to fall asleep (an endevour that often takes an hour or more), and this one was so vivid. I don’t typically get pictures in my head while reading, but I could see that one.

Brooks did a good job capturing the voices of people in many different cultures (though the voice actresses and actors may have helped, too).

I’d really recommend both the book and audiobook.

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56. “The Zombie Survival Guide,” Max Brooks

August 24, 2009 1 comment

Once again, while reading I frequently forgot that these things weren’t really happening. When reading over my friend ryan’s while he went to get coffee, I paused during the home defense chapter to get a slice of pizza. Ryan opened the door from the garage and my heart stopped.

This book was also my first experience with the Boston Public Library’s e-book resources and Mobipocket Reader. I am completely fucking obsessed.

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32. “Zombie Haiku,” Ryan Mecum

May 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Novel idea, somewhat repetitious content.

A few I like:

Dear Mom, I love you.
This ain’t my most poetic,
but I really hurt.

Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.
Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.
Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.

She’s always with me,
especially if my gut
can’t digest toenails.

You are so lucky
that I cannot remember
how to use doorknobs.

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