Some Common Cents for July 12th 2013

July 15, 2013, by John Norris

The movie “World War Z” is currently in the theaters, and has done quite well, better than many had thought it would. This is a good thing, as the movie will undoubtedly push people to the truly excellent novel by Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Brancroft.

Now, I had never been a fan of the zombie genre in the past, at all. Period. However, I do like a good dystopian, post-Apocalyptic yarn, with the exception of Kevin Costner flicks. I liked 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Time Machine, and really liked Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.” Further, the History Channel’s “Life After People” is also a favorite.

So, I picked up the book less for the zombie aspect, and more for sort of the end of the world thing. Trust me, I was not disappointed, as it was a very literate read, and nothing, I mean nothing, like George A. Romero’s grisly zombie flicks…Read On…

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