World War Z by Max Brooks (Audible version)
Epistolary novels are really tough to write. Either the text itself or the voice of the text (and preferably both) must be interesting in some way. Brooks manages this intermittently with the subject but rarely the with voice.
There are some smart ideas here, and the research matches the huge ambition. However, nothing really stood out about what would be the biggest ever human catastrophe, and there was a lack of coherence or connection between the clips of dull reportage, which is a real missed opportunity.
I can imagine zombie-lovers lapping this up because there’s quite a range of scenarios covered, and Brooks should be applauded for that.