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Old January 8 2009, 02:23 AM   #31
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Re: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars

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Did anyone else think the President was Obama? Just never named.

I thought it was Colin Powell, actually. Obama wasn't on my radar yet when I read it.

Any guesses who the VP was supposed to be?


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Old January 8 2009, 03:24 AM   #32
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Did anyone else think the President was Obama? Just never named.

I thought it was Colin Powell, actually. Obama wasn't on my radar yet when I read it.

Any guesses who the VP was supposed to be?


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The President was Colin Powell. The VP was Howard Dean (all of his sections were in Vermont)/ The specifically note that the POTUS and VPOTUS were from different parties/
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Old January 8 2009, 03:52 AM   #33
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Meh, I always thought it was Obama but I can't remember when it takes place. I know the book came out in 2006 and there was a fair amount of hype around him at the time.
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Old January 11 2009, 06:42 AM   #34
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Meh, I always thought it was Obama but I can't remember when it takes place. I know the book came out in 2006 and there was a fair amount of hype around him at the time.

It was Powell, at one point in the book it mentions that he (the president) didn't even ask about his family members in Jamaica
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Old April 3 2009, 05:47 AM   #35
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Great book, I read it in one sitting.
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Old April 3 2009, 08:19 AM   #36
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Sort of sounds like the movie Ever Since The World Ended. There are no zombies in it but it deals with the aftermath of a global disaster. Also Adam Savage is in it!
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Old April 3 2009, 06:05 PM   #37
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I have a copy of World War Z, and I plan both to read it soon, and to follow it up with this.

You can never have too many zombie apocalypses.
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Great book, I read it in one sitting.
Same here. Best zombie book I've ever read. I could not put it down. Soon to be a major motion picture -

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/

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Sort of sounds like the movie Ever Since The World Ended. There are no zombies in it but it deals with the aftermath of a global disaster. Also Adam Savage is in it!
You want to read a good book along the lines of what you cited above, try Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. Written in 1949 it's one of the best 'what happens to mankind and the planet after a devastating disaster' books.

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I have a copy of World War Z, and I plan both to read it soon, and to follow it up with this.
The Morningstar Strain: Plague of the Dead is pretty good as well.
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