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Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Stories, by Max Brooks

otherwyrld's review against another edition

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2.0

This was a short (a very very short) collection of just 4 short stories seemingly set in the same universe as [b:World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War|8908|World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War|Max Brooks|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1386328204s/8908.jpg|817]. I say seemingly because it is not specifically stated as such, it is just that the stories are all zombie related.

All are entertaining in their own way, the best of the bunch is probably the one which posits the question of how vampires might react to their food source all turning dead and inedible. It's a question that has been asked before, such as Spike's defense of humans in Buffy the Vampire Slayer by calling them "Happy meals on legs" and the film Daybreakers, but it is told in an entertaining way here. I also appreciated seeing points of view from other countries and cultures, such as the story set in China.

In the end though, such a small morsel doesn't really fill you up, and the author might have been better to wait until he had more stories to fill a book. This smells just like it is, a cash-in from the film based on his World War Z.

mssunnyskies's review

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adventurous challenging dark reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

tanadon's review

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dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.5

Good quick read. Interesting shorts stories about zombies.

claudia_marcela's review against another edition

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4.0

¡Wow!

Las cuatro historias tienen un toque enloquecedor y desesperado, sobre todo la tercera. Pero la que más me gustó fue la primera, por ser desde el punto de vista de un vampiro y ser mucho más detallada y extensa que las otras, en cierto sentido tiene un grado de desesperanza mayor a las demás.

Las historias están narradas como si se tratara de documentales o historias verídicas, eso le da un punto a su favor, porque parecen verídicas.

Realmente recomendable.

cel_red's review against another edition

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3.0

Son cuatro relatos.
1. Es el que menos me gustó. Es la forma en la que los sobrevivientes buscan closure matando al "zombie" de la persona querida.

2. Me malviajó el hombre atrapado y muriendo de hambre porque los zombies lo rodearon.

3. El de los vampiros me gustó.

4. La construcción de la muralla china sí estuvo bien.

reanimatedreader's review against another edition

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4.0

An addition to World War Z this tells more personal stories from survivors. The Closure Limited company is something I could imagine happening in todays society. I didn't enjoy the supernatural The Extinction Parade so much, mixing genres I don't think go well together.

shan_charm's review

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adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

ana_banana97's review against another edition

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2.0

He de decir que me gustan las historias de zombies, soy fan de The Walking dead y pensaba que al ser historias cortas se iba a hacer rápido y ameno, pero realmente creo que solo conseguí prestar real atención al primer relato, los demás se me hicieron pesados y sin demasiada chicha. Le pongo un 2/5 por la originalidad de mezclar a los vampiros con los zombies en ese relato que también en alguna ocasión se me hizo pesado, siendo el más largo de los cuatro.

clgenert's review against another edition

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4.0

Just too short! Dang nabbit!

lyriclorelei's review against another edition

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adventurous tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

I wish there had been more, more variety and more stories, but it was great to get a couple outtakes from WWZ and I definitely need to finish reading the comic of Extinction Parade.