This book is the best serious science fiction account of a zombie attack I have ever read. The fact that it's the only serious science fiction account of a zombie attack I've ever read (or am aware of) should not be seen as in anyway diminishing the praise I intend to give it.
Presented as an oral history of the zombie plague consisting of transcripts of interviews with survivors as part of a post-war UN commission of inquiry the book is able to cover all facets of the outbreak.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this book. I was expecting, perhaps, a cosy Sean of the Dead style homage/horror comedy. It's actually a deeply thoughtful and highly intelligent piece of science fiction (with distinct horror leanings) with something worthwhile to say about how western society could collapse in the face of a serious outbreak of any new illness. I read it in a single sitting then, the next day, I read it again.