crowyhead, November 9, 2011 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This was super fun and quite funny -- Brooks maintains the usual pedantic, smugly superior tone of a survival guide all the way through, and the results are excellent. It's also very clear in reading this that it has fed into many of the current popular works on zombies, or at least has captured the zeitgeist perfectly. Definitely sets the stage well for World War Z.
Tim Lewis, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
This is the standard by which all other zombie books and guides should be judged. Even as humor, the tips and the emphasis for the use of common sense in any survival situation make this book stand above the rest. While his version of zombies differ from those of the great George A. Romero, Max Brooks' guide uses logic and common sense in fighting the reanimated dead. Don't take for granted the need for survival skills, regardless of the situation, whether it be zombies, natural disaster, or nuclear fallout. If it's the zombie apocalypse, you need this book to keep the moans of the undead from driving you crazy enough to make deadly mistakes!
Will, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Will)
Easily the world's foremost expert on zombies, Max Brooks has written the best book to date regarding survival from the undead in the event of an uprising. Everything from the friends to have and the weapons to stockpile to the best environments in which to weather the zombie apocalypse has been covered. Brooks has once again captured the reader's attention while addressing what could be a very real problem in the future. I highly recommend this book. Buy enough copies to give to the ones you love.
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Carol Klavon, August 17, 2008 (view all comments by Carol Klavon)
Max Brooks is a brilliantly funny writer, and this book proves just that. Laid out in an almost matter-of-fact, investigative reporting fashion, the book clearly shows that the author knows far more about zombies (and how to fight against them) than any one person has the right to know. The simple, step-by-step instructions, including the "example" journal entry at the end makes it utterly believable--which is where the true humor of this off-beat piece lies. Now if you don't mind, I gotta go oil my boom stick...
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relda666, August 11, 2008 (view all comments by relda666)
Everyone should purchase this book, read it cover to cover, and memorize the more important parts. If you want to survive when the dead rise, this is the book for you!!!!
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Some of the book's more amusing aspects are the laughable analyses Brooks proposes on all aspects of zombiehood, and the specificity with which he enumerates the necessary actions for survival." Publishers Weekly
Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, "The Zombie Survival Guide"is one's key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking thestreets right now.
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 dont 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.
Dont 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.
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