Finally finished the WORLD WAR Z audiobook.

The expanded WORLD WAR Z audiobook, mind you. There are two versions, which I didn’t know when I bought the smaller one first. It is a measure of how good the longer audiobook is that I don’t mind spending extra. I say this as somebody who is not actually into audiobooks, too. The format helped a lot – they got a full cast to do all the interviewees, and a good one – and I was struck by how much harder some of the stories hit when you heard them, instead of read them. Good stuff, good stuff.

But God but this took forever to do.


Audiobook of the Week: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.

I picked World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War because a buddy from my Secret World Legends MMO cabal told me this morning that they got a full cast for the audiobook, which means it comes across like a radio drama. While I am not really into audiobooks, I am all about radio dramas. It’s also about eleven bucks right now, so why not?


Annnnnnd so much for the World War Z movie.

There’s a part of me that is kind of glad that I missed the original controversy over the World War Z movie – essentially, that the studio threw out the perfectly good script, original premise, timeline, …and everything else except the title, really.  I’m glad because this way I get to have that horror added to the Liveliest Awfulness that @allahpundit and @Slublog found:

The movie will have fast zombies.



Don’t get me wrong: fast zombies are a great addition to the genre.  28 Days Later? Zombieland? Great stuff.  But fast zombies just doesn’t fit into any part of World War Z, and honestly?  If they’re trying to rope into theaters the people who loved the book, possibly they should consider showing the film version of the stuff that made people love the book?  And if they can’t do that and still make money, well, it’s OK not to make a movie out of a book.  Really.

Book of the Week: World War Z.

I’m going with World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War mostly because I’m re-reading for some reason; I’m not entirely certain why. It’s certainly worth re-reading, but there was no particular triggering event that caused me to take it off the shelf. Odd.

But I’ve not forgotten The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.