No, that isn’t a joke. Max Brooks, the author of the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z is, in fact, writing a Minecraft novel.
I had to read World War Z for a college course, and it was a good book. There was nothing particularly symbolic or great about it, but it was definitely entertaining.
I could say the same thing about Minecraft.
Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft) will be writing the novel for the insanely popular game, according to a post on the Mojang blog:
Yes, that’s Max Brooks, the author of amazing future-history zombie yarn World War Z. He’s writing a Minecraft novel, titled “Minecraft: The Island”. I’ve peeked at an early draft and it’s entirely amazing, just as we knew it would be. Think cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds.
“I’m very excited to be part of this new venture,” said Max Brooks. “Finally I can justify all those hours I’ve spent playing Minecraft.”
I’m personally into very deep, lore-heavy reads like Tolkien, so this doesn’t sound like it will be anything for me, but I’m sure my fourteen year-old brother will love it.
Eh what am I saying – he doesn’t read.