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This week’s topic: Top Ten Books for Folks Who Like World War Z by Max Brooks
- The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant — Feed, Deadline, and Blackout
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
- The Walking Dead — TV show & Graphic Novels
For the structure — WWZ is written as an oral history and has a very nonfiction feel.
- The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel — Brooks based the structure of his novel off of Terkel’s work.
- Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson — I know a lot of people that didn’t enjoy this one as much, but I loved it.
- And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Stilts — This is another nonficiton title, but there’s something about World War Z that reminds me of this one. Even though one is based in facts and the other is fiction, they’re both readable…journalistic. Does that make sense?
And just because —
- The Passage by Justin Cronin — Virals instead of zombies, but they’re both undead so they’re similar, right?
- Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood — The story of before and after the end of the world.
Because it can’t be left out — Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. I mean, it’s the classic love story with zombie kick-assery!
And one I haven’t read yet, but am looking forward to: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Read-alikes are a teeny part of my job (I’ve been thinking about a Walking Dead and/or zombie post for a while), so if you want to check out books similar to The Hunger Games, Bossypants, the Sookie Stackhouse series, and a few others….follow the links 🙂