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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks…

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

by Max Brooks, Max Brooks

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"Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it. From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They're coming. They're hungry. Don't wait for them to come to you! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake-- every civilization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories--complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead. Organize before they rise! Scripted by the world's leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with--and survived--the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)



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While this was a cool premise, the scarcity of actual writing made me feel like this was just a quick cash-grab built on Brooks' name recognition from World War Z (which is such an amazing book....) So overall, this was a let down, but it's like a 30 minute letdown, so enjoyable enough for that short time frame. Story was mostly told through the illustrations with just enough writing to fill in where blanks might otherwise have cropped up. ( )
  Sean191 | Oct 15, 2019 |
I loved this graphic novel. It was my kind of read, it had everything that I love zombies, gore and mayham. I loved it. I will definitely be reading this again, and again and again. ( )
  Sam-Teegarden | Jun 2, 2018 |
As usual, Max Brooks killed it with the zombie lore! The 'accounts' were brutal and some were down right gruesome. There was that slight comedic air to them, but man this was dark. The art work is fantastic. I found myself just staring at it for long periods, soaking it in. The art told more of the story that the text.

I really enjoyed it. ( )
  Virago77 | May 1, 2018 |
A nice idea, but the dozen pieces within are too skeletal to be stories. If it had been kept to half that number and they had each been fleshed out more - then they could have got two volumes out it it, as well. It must have involved minimal work from Brooks, each piece being the jottings of an idea. However, the artwork is excellent, atmospheric and detailed with nice use of frames and mirroring, so this pushes the rating up to three stars.

For zombie completists only. ( )
  Pezski | Jun 8, 2017 |
Max Brooks seems to be the modern expert or aficionado on zombies. He wrote two other books on zombies as well. This short graphic novel does not follow the typical narrative arc. Instead, Brooks picks out many moments in history and paints the picture of what a zombie attack would look like during that time period. Due to the nature of the stories being told, the pictures are graphic in nature; this book is probably most suitable for upper grade levels, although mature middle school students might also be interested in it. From an imaginative perspective, Brooks conjures ideas and images that are quite impressive. I can see no curricular connections to this book, except that it may engage some reluctant readers.
  jstrecker | Feb 11, 2016 |
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