The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead
The Zombie Survival Guide Complete Protection from the Living Dead Author:Max Brooks 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 h... more »ome 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.« less
Rebecca H. (Rebemdee) reviewed The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead on
Helpful Score: 24
My husband laughs at me because I discuss the logistics of zombie warfare. We live above a Starbucks in a secure building; if zombies attacked we could saw a hole in the floor and drop into Starbucks (provided no zombies were made there while getting a grande mocha latte) and stock up on provisions and biscotti. The narrow staircases could be blocked and the zombies would have to break the glass to turn the handles of the electronic secure doors, which they probably aren't smart enough to do. As long as they didn't pile up at the base of the building and build a ramp up to the balcony, they probably couldn't get us. If you think like this, "The Zombie Survival Guide" is for you. My weapons enthusiast brother in law said the research was accurate. He wouldn't comment about the zombie portion. He thinks I'm a nut.
This book is not only hilarious, but it makes sense. I, too, get laughed at for how serious I take this book. But, when the zombie uprising is at hand you'd be much happier and safer if you had taken a few hours to flip through this how-to guide.
Jeff C. reviewed The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead on
I loved it. At first, one would think that the tongue in cheek factor would override any semblance that this book is filled with good information. That would be incorrect. Max Brooks created a book that was very entertaining and yet thought provoking. His advice is spot on. Although one might think that the specific scenario of mindless flesh eaters coming to feast upon the living is far fetched, the advice actually would apply in the event of a widespread, anarchistic event. It is filled with humor, as well. It is a good read that might get one to think about preparing for emergency.
This genre hasn't stopped leaving me amazed yet. I'm floored that I'm so in love with a genre that I never, not for one second, ever thought I'd read. I'm loving every second of it.
Max Brooks seems to be one of the best. I heard his name and the titles of his books before I really got into zombie books so once I fell in love I knew I had to check them out. I loved World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - loved it.
This I also loved, and this could have went all wrong in the wrong hands. I didn't list this to-read when I found it because I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew I liked/loved the "standard" zombie stories and this was obviously not that. Then again, WWZ isn't either.
I gave in and eventually knew I had to try it and I'm thankful I did. The second half of the book, very similiar to WWZ, is my favorite by far. The first half could have easily gotten tedious but it didn't - Brooks (thankfully) kept it at an appropriate page length IMO. Just when it was *about* to *start* getting a little bogged down we got to the 'Recorded Attacks'.
I can't imagine the work that goes into creating any book, much less one like this. This reads like an actual guide. I have no doubt that if (when?) the zombies come for me I'll know what to do. That's not to say I'll actually do it. I'm far too lazy for all the work that must go into battling zombies. But I will make sure Julia and any other close family make it to my friend Felicia's house. There will be no safer place on the whole of the East Coast, hell, maybe even all of North America.
Hey, maybe I'll even be a hero, once everyone is situated I'll go out with my trusty gun, lead the zombies away from my friends and family, and take the bullet with my name written on it. Then they can say, instead of "damn, she was a lazy bitch", "damn, that Eva, she really came through for us. She even gave her life so that we could have more time to get ready."