“It goes by many names: “The Crisis,” “The Dark Years,” “The Walking Plague,” as well as newer and more “hip” titles such as “World War Z” or “Z War One.” I personally dislike this last moniker as it implies an inevitable “Z War Two.” For me, it will always be “The Zombie War,” and while many may protest the scientific inaccuracy of the word zombie, they will be hard-pressed to discover a more globally accepted term for the creatures that almost caused our extinction. Zombie remains a devestating word, unrivaled in its power to conjure up so many memories or emotions, and it is these memories, and emotions, that are the subject of this book.”
So begins World War Z by Max Brooks, the best book I’ve read all year and probably the best book about zombies ever written.
Inspired, I’ve put collected a couple of zombie-related tracks to celebrate humanity’s victory over the undead hordes.
All tracks courtesy of the geekily fantastic RhymeTorrents.
Image of Yonkers courtesy of John Petersen, who created it for the book.