A review by otherwyrld
Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Stories, by Max Brooks


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.