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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Book Review: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Paperback: 288 pagesPublisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (September 16, 2003)
Language: English
Buy the book: Amazon
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.

My Review

Some people have said that I have an unhealthy obsession with zombies.

I must beg to differ.

I do enjoy reading about zombies, watching movies about zombies, etc. And when I finally got my hands on The Zombie Survival Guide (Thanks, Zack, for letting me borrow it) I have to say, I was nothing short of thrilled.

To explain it pretty much perfectly, The Zombie Survival Guide is pretty much like any text book. Instructional, professional, believable. While reading it, I had to keep reminding myself that zombies aren't real and that this book was written as a joke. But, like I said, it's just written so believably. It is very well-written, and always is entertaining. It walks you through pretty much any situation you could ever be in during a zombie attack and, lets just say that if ever zombies were to actually attack, this guy right here would be prepared. *sharpens machete*

If you enjoy the myth of the living dead and such, you will most definitely enjoy The Zombie Survival Guide. I honestly think that this is a must-read for any fans of horror, thriller, or similar genres. You will certainly not be disappointed.


  1. I really need to get back to this one. I started it once and got side tracked. I really liked the way it was written...if only there were more hours in a day!

  2. Definitely an awesome read! My favorite part was how Brooks approached the zombie apocalypse as something already upon us, rather than a could-be. This one certainly beat the Worse Cast Scenario guidebooks for me!



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