Title: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Author: Max Brooks
Release Date: September 16, 2003
Publisher: Broadway Books
Finished Reading: March 14, 2014
About: “The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.
Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.
Don’t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset—life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.”
I got this book as a gift and thought it was hilarious. At my full-time, big-girl job, I write a lot of captions for products that would help in the “inevitable” Zombie Apocalypse. So the idea of this book definitely had my attention, especially after reading the back of the book.
We’re just going to have a spew of my thoughts.
- Written like a non-fiction book. The idea of this is absolutely hilarious. There is no question, in this book, about whether or not the zombie apocalypse will or will not happen. The question is all about whether or not you’re prepared.
- In the back of the book there are reported “sightings” and zombie outbreaks that have already happened in history.
- The whole book is basically one big check-list and how-to for when the time comes.
- Pretty dry at times. I do consider myself a fan of the zombie apocalypse movement, but this definitely wasn’t the brain-eating tale that most books are. This is strictly “fact”. Everything from inception to how to kill on.
- The tips are not like Zombieland. Or rather, these tips are “legit”. It’s a little hard to explain (see above tips).
- Calls into question about how far is too far. While it’s funny that Brooks writes this as non-fiction (that, in itself, is the hilarity), I put the book down several times to read other books.
I don’t really have a whole lot to say about this one. This book – it just is.
My rating and why: I give it three. It was ok. I liked it, but definitely not something I would write home about. On the plus side, I know how I should prepare my house, which weapons are the best, and what to stock up on. Thanks Brooks!
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Until next time my fellow bibliophiles.