I read World War Z during my last deployment and all I could think was "WOW!"
I wanted to do a review on here about it but I wanted to get that feeling again, so I reserved a copy at my library. (I gave the original copy to another soldier before I left Iraq)
After reading Word War Z for the second time I still have that "WOW!" sensation. There isn't a main character. Instead it's really a bunch of short stories describing multiple first person accounts of the Zombie apocalypse, yet all these stories are linked together by an interviewer in such a way as to give you the full story of the war. You really don't get to see the interviewer accept the occasional question that are asked to keep the stories going. Some of the characters you only "hear" from once while others you keep coming back to as the war unfolds.
This isn't something that can be torn apart into neat little categories. Each character brings a different view. A different emotion. I don't want to go into the details. I want you to go out and get this book and read it yourself.
I seriously can't recommend this book enough. Don't look it up on wikipedia and get an overview. Don't look up other reviews. Beg, borrow or steal this book and read it. (ok don't steal it. Get it from your local library if you must. Just make sure you check it out properly)
When your done reading it come back and we can have a chat about it.