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Title: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on October 01, 2006, 10:27:20 am
This book is amazing, very creepy and mature.  The North Koreans.... it's kinda scary what they did.  I wont spoil it but the South Koreans were freaked out by it to.  This Book pokes fun at dumbass military Generals and is a great read.  Im almost done with it and if your a fan of the Zombie Survival Guide, you'll probably like it too.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Psilontech on October 11, 2006, 09:33:15 am
Great Book, didn't take too long to read and it never got tedious.
SPOILER... I... Guess... ;)
Seriously, when the movie comes out (YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!) I hope they explain the North Korean thing a little better... I mean, what the frell happened? Is that little theory true and there are tens of millions of underground zombies, or are they living underground with kim even more of a 'god' to them, being in complete and total control...? /shivers/ Scary :p  ;D ;)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: p-luke on October 12, 2006, 11:41:41 am
I'm guessing its not based on the truth?  :P
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 12, 2006, 04:59:24 pm
Its set in the near future, so we cant know for sure.


Dun
DUN
DAAAAAAH!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on October 14, 2006, 07:13:00 pm
It is very awsome, I think they should come out with a fps/survival where you hideout it randomly made cities waiting out fro the military to arrive, you would set the number of day and then wait as the zombies, quislings and f-cats attack you a long with crazed bandits. Maybe have a multi paly component co-op?  Who knows, if the movie sells well....
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tal on October 21, 2006, 09:23:50 pm
This book is amazing, plain and simple. Max Brooks has done his homework, and done even more thinking on the subject of the living dead than anyone else ever has. He took a totally unrealistic possibility and moved it into the realm of possibility, and that makes it all the more frightening and enjoyable. The perspectives in the book are interesting and you find yourself sympathizing with most of them. Plus, Brooks includes quite a few little facts that I'd never even pondered before, such as why Europe has so many castles and America has none. Overall, an excellent book worthy of being the follow-up to the ZSG.

And I eagerly anticipate the movie. I hope it retains the documentary-style feel of the book. How cool would it be if it was told through interviews and shaky home-movie clips as well as professional film and news coverage? Complete with the gritty feel and realistic tone, the movie could rock. I would see it for sure.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: fashioned on October 22, 2006, 02:23:26 am
fantastic, ZSG was so awsome i can't wait to read this
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Mr. Consideration on October 23, 2006, 11:56:08 am
Plus, Brooks includes quite a few little facts that I'd never even pondered before, such as why Europe has so many castles and America has none.
Because there was never a Feudal America. It seems pretty obvious....

Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tal on October 23, 2006, 07:57:10 pm
Plus, Brooks includes quite a few little facts that I'd never even pondered before, such as why Europe has so many castles and America has none.
Because there was never a Feudal America. It seems pretty obvious....



While you have a point, I never really thought of that. I usually miss the obvious things and see the more subtle things. Dunno why. It was just something I'd never really pondered, but it was pretty interesting once I read it.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Genesis on October 24, 2006, 04:01:38 pm
Plus, Brooks includes quite a few little facts that I'd never even pondered before, such as why Europe has so many castles and America has none.
Because there was never a Feudal America. It seems pretty obvious....



While you have a point, I never really thought of that. I usually miss the obvious things and see the more subtle things. Dunno why. It was just something I'd never really pondered, but it was pretty interesting once I read it.
What he said was the  exact same thing that I thought.

To my orginal comment.... I'm assuming its availible everywhere so I can get it easily?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Khaz-Rhoz-Zek on October 25, 2006, 11:10:29 pm
I thoroughly enjoyed ZSG, so I cannot wait to pick this up. I do hope that if he does another zombie book, that it will be more comical, kind of like a 'Shaun of the Dead.'
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on October 26, 2006, 05:07:05 pm
Well, the whole mock-umnetory facade is totally wicked and if the movie sells (yes there is a movie) then maybe they will start making good, serious tacticl shooters about zombies.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Samog on December 06, 2006, 03:23:58 pm
I got my thirty cents' worth. That's all I have to say about this book.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: shock223 on December 08, 2006, 01:46:22 pm
Well, the whole mock-umnetory facade is totally wicked and if the movie sells (yes there is a movie) then maybe they will start making good, serious tacticl shooters about zombies.

it wouldn't be a good FPS... FPS usally have a "one vs the world" menteltany. this is agaist everything that the zombie survivle guide stands for. but if the movie sells...
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 10, 2006, 05:23:52 pm
It is very awsome, I think they should come out with a fps/survival where you hideout it randomly made cities waiting out fro the military to arrive, you would set the number of day and then wait as the zombies, quislings and f-cats attack you a long with crazed bandits. Maybe have a multi paly component co-op?  Who knows, if the movie sells well....

I would LOVE to see something like that. You get to be at Yonkers, Hero City, Raj-Shing's (SP?) Last Stand, it'd just be pure ownage. But what I'd really love to see is something that's real time... Where it starts at the beginning of the outbreak. Your completely customizable character is watching the news as the zombies slowly shamble towards your chosen city of residence, and your chosen house of residence... Then complete immersion happens as you get up. No HUD. Maybe an inventory screen that shows everything. Realistic inventory, at least. You can pick up anything and everything, and use it in almost every way possible. Realisitic physics. Realisitic AI. Zombies act as Max Brooks has deemed them too. You have realisitic hunger, food, and wounds. You must simply survive in your enviroment, whether it be an attempt to find the military and join up with them in hopes that they might save you, or whether it's you bunker up in your apartment building, it's just you being able to do WHATEVER you want in the midst of this zombie outbreak. I'd sell my soul to Satan for a copy of that and a system that could run it.

Quote from: shock223
it wouldn't be a good FPS... FPS usally have a "one vs the world" menteltany. this is agaist everything that the zombie survivle guide stands for. but if the movie sells...
That is what we all want... A game where it isn't "one against the world", a game that realisitically portrays a zombie outbreak...

Quote from: Dragon_Reborn
It is very awsome, I think they should come out with a fps/survival where you hideout it randomly made cities waiting out fro the military to arrive, you would set the number of day and then wait as the zombies, quislings and f-cats attack you a long with crazed bandits. Maybe have a multi paly component co-op?  Who knows, if the movie sells well....

Kind of what I said, just a hell of a lot less push on realism?

Also, for those who want a quasi-realisitic zombie game that is at least SOMEWHAT like Max Brook's book, try Autumn War. I find it to be the best flash zombie game out there.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/349292

You'll need a might nice computer to run it, though.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on December 10, 2006, 07:22:37 pm
It is very awsome, I think they should come out with a fps/survival where you hideout it randomly made cities waiting out fro the military to arrive, you would set the number of day and then wait as the zombies, quislings and f-cats attack you a long with crazed bandits. Maybe have a multi paly component co-op?  Who knows, if the movie sells well....

I would LOVE to see something like that. You get to be at Yonkers, Hero City, Raj-Shing's (SP?) Last Stand, it'd just be pure ownage. But what I'd really love to see is something that's real time... Where it starts at the beginning of the outbreak. Your completely customizable character is watching the news as the zombies slowly shamble towards your chosen city of residence, and your chosen house of residence... Then complete immersion happens as you get up. No HUD. Maybe an inventory screen that shows everything. Realistic inventory, at least. You can pick up anything and everything, and use it in almost every way possible. Realisitic physics. Realisitic AI. Zombies act as Max Brooks has deemed them too. You have realisitic hunger, food, and wounds. You must simply survive in your enviroment, whether it be an attempt to find the military and join up with them in hopes that they might save you, or whether it's you bunker up in your apartment building, it's just you being able to do WHATEVER you want in the midst of this zombie outbreak. I'd sell my soul to Satan for a copy of that and a system that could run it.

Quote from: shock223
it wouldn't be a good FPS... FPS usally have a "one vs the world" menteltany. this is agaist everything that the zombie survivle guide stands for. but if the movie sells...
That is what we all want... A game where it isn't "one against the world", a game that realisitically portrays a zombie outbreak...

Quote from: Dragon_Reborn
It is very awsome, I think they should come out with a fps/survival where you hideout it randomly made cities waiting out fro the military to arrive, you would set the number of day and then wait as the zombies, quislings and f-cats attack you a long with crazed bandits. Maybe have a multi paly component co-op?  Who knows, if the movie sells well....

Kind of what I said, just a hell of a lot less push on realism?

Also, for those who want a quasi-realisitic zombie game that is at least SOMEWHAT like Max Brook's book, try Autumn War. I find it to be the best flash zombie game out there.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/349292

You'll need a might nice computer to run it, though.
Umm, you quoted me twice.  But anyway, I have played Autumn War and it is fun.  The idea I was thinking of as pretty much your idea.  I dont like the whole total realism thing though.  I want a HUD, but everything else is fine with me.  I also think a  co-op mode like, you trapped in a "lost City" and you have to find the other players.  Each player knows the location of 1 player and so it's a hunt to find everyone then get out of the City.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 11, 2006, 07:31:37 am
Umm, you quoted me twice.  But anyway, I have played Autumn War and it is fun.  The idea I was thinking of as pretty much your idea.  I dont like the whole total realism thing though.  I want a HUD, but everything else is fine with me.  I also think a  co-op mode like, you trapped in a "lost City" and you have to find the other players.  Each player knows the location of 1 player and so it's a hunt to find everyone then get out of the City.

That'd be nice. But remeber, without a HUD, there is more immersion. Ever play the King Kong game or Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth? You'd be suprised how much more immersed you are without a HUD.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Dragon_Reborn on December 12, 2006, 01:57:11 pm
No, I did not ever play those games.  I'll give up the hud IF I can have a laser aimer because all I need is a reticule.  You might wanna check out the Zombie mod and Left 4 Dead threads and check out those games.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: TheMagicHobo on December 12, 2006, 03:43:32 pm
No, I did not ever play those games.  I'll give up the hud IF I can have a laser aimer because all I need is a reticule.  You might wanna check out the Zombie mod and Left 4 Dead threads and check out those games.

Not everyone has Half-Life or Half-Life 2, you know.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 20, 2007, 02:54:21 am
I wouldn't exactly want an hud, but something similar, i.e. something that indicates that something is behind me because my character hears it.  So, kind of like a radar thing, but more realistic.  So yeah, a more realistic hud if possible.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on March 20, 2007, 07:36:58 pm
Should I get ZSG?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 21, 2007, 08:03:49 am
Well, it is a good book to read.  And informative!  So yeah, go ahead and get it, then read (or re-read) World War Z.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: skewedjester on March 27, 2007, 03:38:39 am
I loved both World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide. Fun stuff, and very realistic, I thought.

If the author writes another book, I would like more historical examples of zombie outbreaks. I think that was my favorite part of the ZSG.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 27, 2007, 09:38:02 pm
If the author writes another book, I would like more historical examples of zombie outbreaks. I think that was my favorite part of the ZSG.

The historical accounts creeped me out the most!   They made me most afraid of the zeds.  My neck was sore for a week cuz I kept looking over my shoulder so much.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 28, 2007, 05:34:58 am
You wouldnt have that problem if you had realised the 'scientific' explanation of zombies is totally flawed  ;)

Make no mistake, I liked the ZSG and the historical accounts, but the premise that zombies can just keep going without oxygen and, importantly, without eating, is completely wrong. The zombies described in the book would only keep going for a day or two, max, before they just keeled over from starvation... maybe a fat zombie would do better.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 28, 2007, 09:57:58 am
Oh I know, absolutely.  Also, a virus infecting the brain would be nearly impossible, what with the blood brain barrier, and a virus changing the very nature of the brain from aerobic to anaerobic would be impossible.

That's why I theorized that whatever made zombies was actualy some kind of parasite, maybe a micro-organism, that controlled some parts of the brain that allowed for movement and interpretation of signals from the sensory organs, and lived off the rest of the brain.  This parasite would pass itself from host to host through direct body fluid contact (saliva, blood, etc.)  So, its not the hosts themselves becoming zombies, more like complex puppets.

Anyways, it wasn't the plausibility of zeds that creeped me out, but the accounts themselves.  I just have a wicked active imagination, and imagining getting eaten alive is not fun.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on March 28, 2007, 11:28:56 am
Resident Evil 4, anyone?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 28, 2007, 11:48:07 am
Oh I know, absolutely.  Also, a virus infecting the brain would be nearly impossible, what with the blood brain barrier, and a virus changing the very nature of the brain from aerobic to anaerobic would be impossible.

That's why I theorized that whatever made zombies was actualy some kind of parasite, maybe a micro-organism, that controlled some parts of the brain that allowed for movement and interpretation of signals from the sensory organs, and lived off the rest of the brain.  This parasite would pass itself from host to host through direct body fluid contact (saliva, blood, etc.)  So, its not the hosts themselves becoming zombies, more like complex puppets.

Theres still a massive problem: Its out-and out stated that Zombies have a non-functioning digestive system. Even the energy saved by shutting off higher brain functions and ceasing cell division and repair a zombie would only have enough reserves to last a matter of days.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 28, 2007, 06:38:29 pm
Oh I see what you mean.  As in, only enough energy to keep all the muscles moving.  No food=no energy=no movement, no matter what.

Well then, I guess they feed on plot!  Its the only viable energy source.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Daxx on April 09, 2007, 01:06:51 pm
There's always art. That seems to be good for some things.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Behumat on April 10, 2007, 04:10:18 pm
NEAT! So zombies are a clean, renewable energy source! Just put them on treadmills!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: operaghost21 on April 10, 2007, 04:24:43 pm
Just put them on treadmills!

my god, you're a genius!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on April 10, 2007, 07:51:26 pm
Instead of prisons, you can make a glass cage in front of the zombie treadmills.  Crime will be changed into energy!  :o
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on April 24, 2007, 06:07:22 pm
Now, why didn't I think of that?!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on April 25, 2007, 02:10:14 pm
Well, they have to have an incentive to walk on the treadmills.  What's more, you could give the livestock zombie plage, remove their meat and take away the disease from it, and the animal would still be able to reproduce!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: martyk on April 26, 2007, 06:08:59 pm
Zombie Survival Guide was increadible and I hope to get WWZ soon.  Do you have your weapons stockpiled?  I do.  I've got crowbars and katanas and gladiuses and icechippers and daggers and oh so much more.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Behumat on April 26, 2007, 10:53:45 pm
Zombie Survival Guide was increadible and I hope to get WWZ soon.  Do you have your weapons stockpiled?  I do.  I've got crowbars and katanas and gladiuses and icechippers and daggers and oh so much more.
You can buy machettes at walmart for about eight dollars.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: operaghost21 on April 27, 2007, 01:07:47 pm
You can buy machettes at walmart for about eight dollars.

my mom wouldn't let me get any  :-\
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on April 27, 2007, 01:53:18 pm
You believed the book  ???
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: operaghost21 on April 27, 2007, 05:33:30 pm
You believed the book  ???

what, you didn't?








 ::)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Behumat on April 27, 2007, 10:32:15 pm
You believed the book  ???

First to die, FTW!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: martyk on April 29, 2007, 07:00:14 pm
Hells ya.  You gotta take it seriously.  I can't walk into a hardware store now without loking for weapons.  Everything I see now I think of in terms of zombie kill-a-bility
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Behumat on April 29, 2007, 07:48:28 pm
Lol, I hear ya. I can't go looking at apartments without assessing it for defensibility.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on April 30, 2007, 12:58:45 pm
The guy who wrote the book was a comedian.  He has been reported to say that he gets a kick out of people who take his stuff seriously...
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: huggkruka on May 03, 2007, 07:39:02 pm
What, someone thought zombies were for real?

*Covers up snicker*
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Daxx on May 05, 2007, 04:55:09 pm
What, someone thought zombies were for real?

*Covers up snicker*

The Necronomnicon did, apparently. Unless he was just trolling the other forum.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on May 05, 2007, 05:07:25 pm
He is long gone.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 11, 2007, 12:22:29 am
People talk about him with a disturbing revenance.....


"He is long gone.." makes it sounds as though he is some Dark Spirit form the Depths of the Internet who may rise up and cause havoc within our community.

I remember LadyM saying "It's finally over." when he was banned.

He's a Canadian guy with issues. Not some insane God from the Nether Hells who will one day rise again.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on May 11, 2007, 02:57:56 pm
On the internet that is considered to be a demon.

I remember his posts, and I don't understand why he was banned.  He just argued alot.  Did he go psycho in the end like Nickmdoz?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 12, 2007, 02:10:47 am
He started a topic rallying the people of Canada to war against America. He started more arguments than people who have been here years and started on personal insults when he was losing.

He was crazy.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: operaghost21 on May 12, 2007, 07:08:12 pm
He started a topic rallying the people of Canada to war against America. He started more arguments than people who have been here years and started on personal insults when he was losing.

He was crazy.

He got mad at a manifest destiny joke...manifest destiny, for chirssake's! when was the last time the u.s. invoked that in our foreign policy?

that still amuses me...
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 14, 2007, 05:15:25 am
back to the basics: is the book worth buying?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 15, 2007, 12:20:19 pm
Xeno you live in Holland right?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 17, 2007, 07:48:51 am
yeah, whats with that?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 17, 2007, 08:23:36 am
yeah, whats with that?

You can buy World War Z for 15.5 Euros on Play.com  (http://www.play.com/Product.aspx?title=1111583&r=BOOK&PRODUCT_TITLE=World+War+Z&cur=258&pa=CART). They ship to Holland and delivery is free.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 17, 2007, 08:32:33 am
thanks for the tip, but i already ordered it from a dutch order site. ;)

EDIT:

this site is way cheaper. what are the paying possibilities?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 17, 2007, 08:49:10 am
thanks for the tip, but i already ordered it from a dutch order site. ;)

EDIT:

this site is way cheaper. what are the paying possibilities?

Look at the bottom of the page. They accept Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard and others. I ordered 5 books from there the 11th this month. They haven't arrived yet but four of them have been posted so they can arrive any minute now. They send the books (and other things) as they come so you don't have to wait for one item to come in stock.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 17, 2007, 09:24:48 am
whow, thats pretty neat! thank you coolAN!! ;)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 17, 2007, 10:19:39 am
No problem. I am thinking of buying World War Z myself (along with the Zombie Survival Guide) but it will have to wait until I have a job and finished the books I have already bought.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 17, 2007, 11:08:59 am
ordered them both. i cant wait till they come in! :D
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 20, 2007, 06:47:43 am
World war Z was delivered this hour. man, its gonna be a though read for a dutchie like me.... ;)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 20, 2007, 08:18:40 am
It's ok, after a couple of years your just like me and mix in english phases and words into danish.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 20, 2007, 08:46:30 am
that would be nice! i already do a little bit of that mixing, but not everything.

oh, and the zombie survival guide will be delivered in a few days too!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 20, 2007, 09:12:16 am
All the books I have ordered have arrived except one, which is because it isn't out yet.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 23, 2007, 03:29:14 am
man, WWZ is such a good book! its awesome! ;)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cool AN on June 23, 2007, 04:52:24 am
I really want to buy it, but I really should finish some of my other books first.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 24, 2007, 02:30:32 am
take your time reading your other books, after that i recommend you to read this book!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: martyk on December 07, 2007, 09:23:04 pm
Just got it, just finished it, and it was increadible.  Definetly one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: WindFireWaterDirt on August 14, 2008, 11:07:38 am
(YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!)
Awesome!  Is it going to be much like the book?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Gunner on August 14, 2008, 11:20:47 am
(YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!)
Awesome!  Is it going to be much like the book?
I hope it's a fake documentary, and doesn't end with some big-shot actor saving the world from the disease with diet Cola or something.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tesla on August 14, 2008, 11:41:32 am
I just read this last week. It was indescribable.  So amazing...

And a movie??? Awesome! In 2009 a graphic novel with original WWZ stories is coming out.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Gunner on August 14, 2008, 06:55:33 pm
I just read this last week. It was indescribable.  So amazing...

And a movie??? Awesome! In 2009 a graphic novel with original WWZ stories is coming out.
:o
Graphic novel? It will be a must buy, if it isn't in an anime-ized style.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Kcronos on August 14, 2008, 08:24:12 pm
(YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!)
Awesome!  Is it going to be much like the book?
I hope it's a fake documentary, and doesn't end with some big-shot actor saving the world from the disease with diet Cola or something.
QFT

You forgot the part where science plays the bad guy, the cure for AIDs turning out to be an evil commie zombie creator.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Gunner on August 14, 2008, 08:31:51 pm
(YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!)
Awesome!  Is it going to be much like the book?
I hope it's a fake documentary, and doesn't end with some big-shot actor saving the world from the disease with diet Cola or something.
QFT

You forgot the part where science plays the bad guy, the cure for AIDs turning out to be an evil commie zombie creator.
Oh, and that.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 15, 2008, 12:59:22 am
I was really enjoying the book, but I was really annoyed by 'In fact, America had more persistent survivors per square mile because AMERICA IS AWESOME THATS WHY! U-S-A! U-S-A!"....because it highlight the slight tinge of xenophobia in the book. (The Redeker Plan is 'controversial', with heated debate, but Russia's atrocities are just plain evil. USA!)

Other than that, the book was fantastic. I really liked the Japanese Otaku character, and the Chinese Admiral.

EDIT: Wasn't too keen on the idea that Europe's monarch become autocrats again. For a start, there are only three countries in Europe that I can think of that are Constitutional Monarchies....Sweden, Britain and The Netherlands? France, Russia and Spain certainly got rid of theirs. Secondly, in a disaster of that size, I personally would put no faith in the Queen...most people in Britain are pretty hostile to the Monarchy from what I've seen.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tesla on August 15, 2008, 05:36:04 am
I really wanna know what happened to North Korea.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Gunner on August 15, 2008, 08:09:32 am
I really wanna know what happened to North Korea.
Probably they just got themselves locked up there for life.
Forever. Until they starve to death. No zombies involved.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tesla on December 24, 2008, 06:33:52 am
You guys heard they're making a movie of this?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 24, 2008, 06:36:25 am
Seriously, when the movie comes out (YES! They ARE making a WWZ MOVIE!!!)
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tesla on December 24, 2008, 08:42:16 am
Well.... Uh... Shut up!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: huggkruka on March 05, 2009, 12:32:14 pm
I found this in my public library, in Sweden mind you. It was the last place I'd look!  ;D Anyway, it's a great book, suspenseful and imaginative. I can't really buy into the whole army vs zombie problem, but other than that it all played out realistically. Except maybe for North Korea. If the Ryugyong Hotel isn't some sort of clever ruse, there's no way that country could construct anything like that.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Little on March 15, 2009, 02:49:13 pm
It's really good.

'Everything's going to be alright.'
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Crazen on May 04, 2009, 07:54:59 pm
a fun read
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: pie on May 13, 2009, 09:10:20 am
"The zombies eat only living things." They have a nonfunctional digestive system."

*twitch*

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

That is impossible.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: shock223 on May 16, 2009, 06:44:22 pm
"The zombies eat only living things." They have a nonfunctional digestive system."

*twitch*

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

That is impossible.

so is a corpse rising from the dead and an organ that doesn't need oxygen.

suspended disbelief is a key word here.. or maybe it's pasta, i get them confused..
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Tesla on May 17, 2009, 05:42:52 am
In the Zombie Survival Guide (Which, for those who don't know, is written by the same guy and based seemingly before WWZ) he says that it's still a mystery how they can survive. So it's not like he doesn't realize the problem.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Cow on July 28, 2009, 05:58:07 pm
I just put these on hold at my local library. I can't wait to read these!
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Skyward on July 29, 2009, 06:06:54 am
I got the book, but I have to read three books for school, so I won't get around to it for a some time.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: jiboxemo on September 04, 2009, 04:44:56 am
I was really enjoying the book, but I was really annoyed by 'In fact, America had more persistent survivors per square mile because AMERICA IS AWESOME THATS WHY! U-S-A! U-S-A!"....because it highlight the slight tinge of xenophobia in the book. (The Redeker Plan is 'controversial', with heated debate, but Russia's atrocities are just plain evil. USA!)

Other than that, the book was fantastic. I really liked the Japanese Otaku character, and the Chinese Admiral.

EDIT: Wasn't too keen on the idea that Europe's monarch become autocrats again. For a start, there are only three countries in Europe that I can think of that are Constitutional Monarchies....Sweden, Britain and The Netherlands? France, Russia and Spain certainly got rid of theirs. Secondly, in a disaster of that size, I personally would put no faith in the Queen...most people in Britain are pretty hostile to the Monarchy from what I've seen.


Er... Spain is a moarchy too.

Not that i'd like myself other way tho....

Ontopic: A wonderful book. A perfectly tailored work of fiction for our geeky generation.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Yannick on September 04, 2009, 04:32:52 pm
so how about that movie is it coming out already?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: /lurk on August 15, 2011, 07:07:02 am
So apparently the film is set in Philadelphia but they're filming it in Glasgow.

It seems kind of weird that the zombie apocalypse would make Philadelphia get so much nicer, but there you go.
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 01, 2011, 11:33:08 am
So guys, they're filming part of it in a place just down the road from me. We got a leaflet and everything.

Jelly?

Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Person21 on September 01, 2011, 05:06:37 pm
Not even slightly.  :-*

You're in Essex right? What part of the world does that apparently look like?
Title: Re: WORLD WAR Z!!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on September 02, 2011, 07:38:06 am
Dunno, they're using some abandoned Water Plant for filming.

But we're all happy because this means we get famous people in the pub.