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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Max Brooks

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Title:The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Authors:Max Brooks
Info:Three Rivers Press (2003), Edition: 1, Paperback, 288 pages
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Read after 'World War Z', this was a bit of a letdown. More of an excessive list, the stories were funny at times, but at others forgettable. ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
Very thorough and well-written, however horribly dull to read through as it really is written as a survival guide. If the zombie apocalypse ever did occur, I feel more prepared, but I am not that much of a fanatic to have actually enjoyed this book very much. Brooks put a lot of effort into this guide and it shows, but it just wasn't the right book for me personally. ( )
  CareBear36 | Mar 26, 2015 |
A+ survival guide. I feel prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse now. ( )
  JoshuaAtkins | Jan 21, 2015 |
a humorous book delivered in a serious format. stops and actually makes you think about real life scenarios that aren't possible. well done. ( )
  jodiesohl | Jan 10, 2015 |
I read World War Z first and really didn't care for that book (although I thought that I would love it), so I was a little leery picking up this book. And - surprise - I loved this book!

I enjoyed the whole "survival manual" set up to the book, which really gave it a more authentic feel. I did disagree with some of the "advice" given: one example was the author recommending that one climb a tree to sleep at night (a great plan...until a zombie wanders underneath, smells you, and you're trapped up there as its moans attract other zombies to stand under your now deathtrap tree). And some of the "facts" were wrong, too: one example is that the author states that Allakariallak, an Inuit featured in the "documentary" (I'd call it more of a "docudrama," because some of it was made up for dramatic effect) died of starvation the year after the "documentary" was completed (he actually died of what is believed to be tuberculosis).

Still, though, if you're into survival manuals, or zombies in general, I would really recommend this book. It was much more enjoyable than World War Z, at least in my opinion. And the "documented attacks" in the back of the book are like a precursor to World War Z, except not as dragging. And if you are one of those people who enjoy thinking about what you would do in a post-apocalyptic and/or zombie apocalypse situation, this is sure to make the gears in your head grind. ( )
  schatzi | Oct 10, 2014 |
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Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive and illustrated guide is the only book you'll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered. Granted, you probably already know that skills such as wilderness survival, leadership, and basic first aid are important when fighting off hordes of the undead. But The Zombie Survival Guide doesn't stop there, teaching you how to: Identify cases of infection by the zombie virus, Solanum, and recognize the hourly progression of symptoms: 'Hour 8: Numbing Of Extremities And Infected Area, Increased Fever [103-106 Degrees], Increased Dementia, Loss Of Muscular Coordination'; choose the right weapon: 'A Section Of Lead Pipe Will Work For A Single Encounter But Is Too Heavy For Those On The Move'; defend your home: 'A Ten-Foot Cinder-Block Wall, Reinforced Wih Steel Rods And Filled With Concrete, Is The Safest Barrier In Both Class 1 And Class 2 Outbreaks'; and much more. Filled with helpful illustrations and a sample 'Outbreak Journal' that should be kept on your person at all times, The Zombie Survival Guide is the only guide you will need to survive a most certain pandemic. 'Ignorance is the undead's strongest ally, knowledge their deadliest enemy,' Brooks writes. 'Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. The choice is up to you.'

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A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain.

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