Although the movie adaptation is going through a highly publicized development hell due to creative differences amongst the production team, the source material has already established itself as a classic piece of contemporary fiction. What sets the novel apart from most other sci-fi 'end of the world' books is that extended segments are set in the Middle East, or more accurately in Palestine and Israel. It also goes on to detailing the impact of a zombie apocalypse on the wider region in addition to Pakistan, India and the rest of the planet.
Although this is clearly a work of science fiction from a somewhat overrated book, one does hope that if a global pandemic ever does take place, society, especially the Middle East, will exhibit some level of lucidity and not descend into the chaos the world thinks we are only capable of. Max Brooks being an American with probably little experience of the Middle East and its people beyond what is shown in the media, has a low view of what the Muslim World is capable of. But anyway...
Brad Pitt's World War Z should be hitting our screens by summer 2013, while Max Brook's original novel is already available on Amazon.
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