Friday, December 10, 2010

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

(Photo taken from Goodreads)

Title: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Language: English
ISBN - 10: 1400049628
ISBN - 13: 978-1400049622

This is the first non-fiction book that I'm going to do a review, and good thing this did not come off as boring and all horror. It's a very fun read actually!

As a nurse, I know what to do in virtually any kind of disaster - but could I manage zombie attacks? Definitely not. That's where this book comes in: this fully-illustrated, comprehensively comprehensive manual will not just teach you what to do in zombie survival, but will also totally freak you out! With detailed instructions and accounts of reported attacks, you may be laughing a bit while reading, but will certainly be thinking about what you read long after you're done with this book. Should you believe in zombies? This book tells you, yes you should.

Humorous but not cheap, this book will surely give you some laughs, all the while teaching you about terrain, weapons, and transportation. Actually, information found here is not only confined to zombie survival, but to survival in general. It also teaches old-fashioned cooperation, coordination, and camaraderie as the only way to thrive amidst any kind of chaos - undead or otherwise.

Parodying survival guides, this handy book is the best boredom-beater, and accounts of reported attacks make for really good campfire horror stories, guaranteed to get a huge reaction ranging from loud laughs to chilly silence. This also packs a lot of common sense in its description of the undead, and every aspect of survival.

But this book is not without flaws - actually, there is only one I would like to complain about: This book tended to be repetitive, and sometimes contradicting. But considering that this is supposed to be a detailed guide, I am forgiving those flaws.

So should you believe in zombies? Actually, it sounds risky if you don't.


  1. Haha, I loved this guide. It was really funny and fun. But I agree; the repetitiveness was a bit annoying. Nice review. :)

  2. Thanks Caroline I'm glad you liked it :D

  3. Hi Nina,
    This does sound fun, thanks for stopping by my site, I am following you back.
    Great review.

  4. I loved this book. Nice review!

  5. I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the great review!

    Mad Scientist

  6. What a great review! My dad loves zombies, and I've been looking for a zombie book for Christmas. I'll have to look into this one more!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  7. HAHA!!! Great review! Makes me want to take a look at the book.

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