Wishlist Wednesday

Welcome to Wishlist Wednesday!

The concept is to post about one book from our wish lists that we can’t wait to read. Want to play? Here’s how:

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Do a post about one book from your wishlist and why you want to read it.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of the post at Pen to Paper.
  • Put a link back to Pen to Paper somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My Wishlist Wednesday book is:

Ā World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

From Goodreads:

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.

Why do I want to read this?

Well, I’m definitely late to the party on this one. World War Z has been sitting on my shelf for years, and I’m a little tired of the zombie craze, to be honest… but then I saw the movie trailer for the upcoming Brad Pitt production, so how can I resist?

Plus, I love novels that masquerade as journalism, and this book of “eyewitness” accounts of the zombie war sounds right up my alley.

Quick note to Wishlist Wednesday bloggers: Come on back to Bookshelf Fantasies for Flashback Friday! Join me in celebrating the older gems hidden away on our bookshelves. See the introductory post for more details, and come back this Friday to add your flashback favorites!

24 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday

  1. I already got this one but it’s still waiting to be read. I have such a long list it’s gonna wait a while longer. šŸ˜€ Nice pick! (We all know we’re reading this solely for Brad Pitt :P)

    Hope you get it soon šŸ™‚
    My WW

  2. Zombies have never been on my list…. but I have to admit that I’m fascinated by the notion that this author is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. What might that mind produce? šŸ™‚

    • I had this book for a while before I heard about the author’s parents. Amazing! You’re right, I’d love to see what the son of those two can come up with!

  3. Oh man… saw the trailer the other day and it sounds pretty cool despite the fact that zombies are not really my favourite thing.Hope you’ll get the book though šŸ˜‰

    XX Ner

  4. I have been meaning to read Thos for years. My husband bought it and read it but subsequently lost the book. I just haven’t gotten around to getting another copy

  5. World War Z is one of my favourite books of all time (please do not judge it by its horrendous movie incarnate!). What I love most is that you can take out the whole zombie apocalypse thing and insert any sort of majour disaster and the message is still very applicable. It looks at the apocalyptic scenario from political, cultural, social and militaristic POV’s which is super cool.

    Also, I highly recommend the audiobook version — each section is read by a different narrator (and includes the likes of Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins, Carl Reiner and so many other amazing actors). I really think you’ll like it!

    • I guess it would be weird if zombies didn’t freak you out! LOL. I don’t usually go for zombie books, but I like the sound of this one a lot.

  6. I have been going back and forth about this book and I may have to check it out since it sounds good! I hope you get it soon! Thank you for stopping by my WW!

  7. I’ve been late to the party with this one too! Actually I am kinda late for the whole zombie partym and for the whole distopian party too, but I plan to catch up. I hope you read it soon and thank for stopping by my place!

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