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The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
Review by Paul Haggerty
Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780715633182
Date: 27 August 2004 List Price $18.60 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

"When Zombies Attack!" That pretty much sums up the concept behind Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide. Divided into logical sections depending on the severity of the outbreak, the guide is part biology text, part instruction manual; chock full of anecdotes, strategy suggestions, and hundreds of tips and tricks for making it through the assault when the dead just won't stay put. What kind of vehicle should you have, what kind of weapons (and will the law allow you to have them), the guide covers the offense, the defense, and the miscellaneous details of living through zombie incursions both local and global. Duct tape and plastic sheeting will not suffice. A sword and cross-bow are heartily recommended. If you too would like to survive, The Zombie Survival Guide tells you how.

From official release/information:

Book Description: 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.

(Source: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd)

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