I've been wanting to read World War Z by Max Brooks for some time now. But I figured it would be prudent to read his previous work, The Zombie Survival Guide first. Just to get an idea about how the dude's mind works.
It was a waste of time.
The book, sold under the guise of "Humor", wasn't humorous as all. It was barely interesting. And it was about twice as long as it needed to be as Brooks wound up repeating himself over and over again. It should have had more illustrations and fewer words, I guess. As it is and as it should have been, it isn't more than a book you may want to keep in the bathroom for 3 minutes of reading at a time. I went through the entire book in about 2 hours.
And never cracked a smile once. Or considered anything I was reading to be particularly clever.
But I'm still interested in World War Z, and I'm still hopeful. I started reading it last night and truthfully haven't gotten very far. I read more earnestly in the mornings on the weekend for some reason. At night, I just fall asleep. So I'll get to finishing it later on this week.
Have any of you zombie fans read either of these two books? What did you think?
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the walking dead are doing it.