Brooks discussed the cultural influences on the novel. He claimed inspiration from The Good War by Studs Terkel. Brooks stated: "[Terkel's book is] an oral history of World War II. I read when I was a teenager and it's sat with me ever since. When I sat down to write World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, I wanted it to be in the vein of an oral history." Brooks also cited renowned zombie film director George A. Romero as an influence, and criticized The Return of the Living Dead films: "They cheapen zombies, make them silly and campy. They've done for the living dead what the old Batman TV show did for the Dark Knight."Brooks acknowledged making several references to popular culture in the novel, including one to alien robot franchise Transformers, but declined to identify the others so that readers could discover them independently.
I heard from the past that there were some changes to the movie and critics thought it might be a flop but thank goodness everything worked out. I hope those that watched the movie would read the novel as well. It's written in a collection of individual accounts of the apocalyptic event.
Speaking of novel, i just wanted to post another review of House Trap that was read by a volunteer (click on this link to see it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YsrSeZAHE). Prayfully this book would be made into a movie as well. Can't wait to announce that news when it comes:) so have a great day and take care of yourself. Don't forget to read and have fun as well. Bye