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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! They feel no fear, why should you? Use your head: cut off theirs. Blades don't need reloading.
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New Releases. The Zombie Survival Guide. 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! They feel no fear, why should you?
Use your head: Blades don't need reloading. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
Get out of the car, get onto the bike. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert! No place is safe, only safer. 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. Other books in this series. Plus, they've been around for ages, it's just been a cover-up. The Zombie Survival Guide is an insanely well thought out book. Brooks really mapped out all the possibilities of a zombie uprising and prepares the reader for every contingency.
Here's just a taste from the blurb: The book is divided into different sections that detail everything from what to do on the run to how to organize and attack. There's even a section on recorded attacks throughout history as described a bit above. One of my favorite sections was about weapons use. He describes a large array of weapons detailing which work well against zombies. The problem is that they can only be "killed" by head shots so he'll often go into popular movies and say why those instruments will or will not work.
For instance, he says that a chainsaw that you always see in the movies is one of the worst weapons because it's not only extremely heavy, but it's gas-powered. This means it probably won't last you very long especially if you're trying to survive for more than a couple days.
On the other hand, a Shaolin Spade is one of the best weapons you can use because it is light and long enough to keep you safe. While The Zombie Survival Guide was entertaining and fun, it's still a guidebook. There's no story arc and there are plenty of lists, but of course this is exactly what's promised. If anything, The Zombie Survival Guide was a really good set up for Brooks' World War Z and I'm really excited to see how that plays out, especially in light of what I've learned about Zombie survival.
What can I say this book gives my life complete and utter meaning.
It's so informative and precise. The illustrations are freaking amazing. Max Brooks is a truly incredible author and he isn't afraid to go The books makes me wanna get fit and download all the equipment I need, and you know what I will.
I mean we will never ever know what could happen in the future will we? In one sense because of the movies, books and TV shows I really want a zombie outbreak, but on the other hand I am really What can I say this book gives my life complete and utter meaning.
In one sense because of the movies, books and TV shows I really want a zombie outbreak, but on the other hand I am really a huge fan of The Walking Dead I call them munchers. Glenn's death and Rick's reaction to Lori's death and I could go on but then the entire 8 seasons will be spoilt for you guys. Yes in fantasy a zombie apocalypse would be awesome but in reality all the loss and pain would be too unbearable for anybody really. Any kind of apocalypse would be unbearable.
Anyway back to the book I find that a prison based camp would keep you safe for a while even so it's a pretty secure base. Personally I would set up base in a prison considering how secure it is or maybe an abandoned town where lots of people can come and stay safe and unlike the walking dead there would be no cannibalism or governors - I've got to stop with the walking dead.
If there was ever to be a zombie outbreak I'd rather have a full blown crew and struggle for food and resources than be on my own. I would man the bow and arrows of course. I know it's fictional what I'm about to say but a book like this for vampires would be super. What bothers me is the animals that would get killed, knowing my luck I'd be the first to die.
Anyway this book is an incredible read and whether you are into zombies or possible dystopian futures you still need to read this book. It may save your life one day. On a side note I am so downloading this book. You might want to get some books and start learning a few things..
Every person on the planet should own this book; you can never know when the next attack is going to be. To do list: Stay safe! And in case you turn into a zombie stay out of my way or eat lead! Jun 30, Eliza rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I started this book because I read World War Z and enjoyed it, for some value of enjoyed which also includes being seriously freaked out. This book further cemented my freaked-outedness. I now recognise that my home is inadequate protection against the zombie menace, that not only do I not have any sort of weapon handy which could decapitate without putting me in harm's way but even if I did I would have no skills to use it, and that I am not fully prepared for even a level-1 situation were it t I started this book because I read World War Z and enjoyed it, for some value of enjoyed which also includes being seriously freaked out.
I now recognise that my home is inadequate protection against the zombie menace, that not only do I not have any sort of weapon handy which could decapitate without putting me in harm's way but even if I did I would have no skills to use it, and that I am not fully prepared for even a level-1 situation were it to occur near me.
Plus I thought I saw a zombie the other day. This guy was walking down the street and I swear he looked like one. Damn you, Max Brooks. Damn you. View 1 comment. Sep 12, Josh rated it really liked it Recommends it for: You, if you want to live. Brooks writes with his tongue planted so firmly in his check that he risks a nasty bruise.
I hesitate to even call the book a satire, since nowhere between the covers is a single joke.
Not once while reading is there a hint of laughter. The first time I saw a zombie was probably around the age of ten, when I accompanied my dad to a poker game.
As the adults played, we kids were cordoned off into the TV room where we usually popped in a video and zoned out until our parents were broke enough to want to head home.
On this particular night the movie was Return of the Living Dead. The experience lingered with me for years. As with most childhood fears, I grew out of it. But years later, around the time I graduated college, the Zombie took on a whole new meaning for me. Before, my stress induced REM involved having my ability to run or lift or push impeded by an unseen force - typical Freudian stuff — but now I found myself hunted by throngs of the dead.
Just the same, some weeks the dreams make sleep difficult. In fact, what prompted me to write this review so long after having read the book was a dream last night where I was trapped in a barn while the reanimated bodies of the farmer and his family banged on the doors outside. Since drawn to Zombie fiction, I picked up a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide and was enthralled by the academic delivery on what weapons to use, what environments to seek or avoid, and the history of the walking dead.
The dreams, surprisingly, started to subside or, when they did occur, were more controllable. While the idea of fighting zombies is an enticing fantasy to most of us, we still know that they do not exist. At night, however, these creatures are as real to me as anything else. In these situations, The Zombie Survival Guide is more than a fun exercise in what-ifs, it becomes practical, useful information.
Thanks, Max. View 2 comments. Nov 21, Hippo dari Hongkong rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Zombie Nuts and Leli a. Recommended to Hippo dari Hongkong by: Jendral Pantouw. Buku ini ternyata secara tak terduga sukses menyalip ditikungan si Becky yang lagi belanja dan petualangan William of Baskerville di sebuah biara Benediktian. Oke, ada yang udah nonton film2nya Leslie Nielsen?
Gayanya khas banget, dia ngelawak dengan gaya yang serius, seakan-akan dia tidak sadar kalo lagi ngelawak dan gak sadar kalo penonton tertawa terbahak-bahak. Nah seperti itulah Max Brooks m Buku ini ternyata secara tak terduga sukses menyalip ditikungan si Becky yang lagi belanja dan petualangan William of Baskerville di sebuah biara Benediktian.
Nah seperti itulah Max Brooks menyajikan buku ini. Gue ngakak abis sekaligus merinding pas beres bacanya bener kagak ya cerita dia? Sebaliknya, jika lo sejak awal menganggap buku ini sebagai buku humor, justru kesan garingnya yang akan terasa. Bingung ya? Buku yang memberikan petunjuk lengkap dan menyeluruh tentang cara2 membasmi zombie, senjata yang diperlukan, cara bertahan, cara menyerang zombie dll. Sepertinya dia mewarisi gen sinting ini dari Mel Brooks; bapaknya yang sering bikin film2 parodi sinting bin kocak kek Robin Hood: Men in thights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It dll.
Like father like son, hehehehe tapi zombie yang diceritakan si Brooks disini ialah zombie yang mirip di film2nya George Romero yaitu zombie yang lamban dan berjalan terseret-seret satu langkah tiap 1. Wah berabe kalo gini. Masalahnya sejak sebelom masuk TK ampe SMA kalo lagi olahraga balap lari gue pasti ada di urutan buncit. Sederhana saja, lo akan bersyukur karena sudah membaca buku ini ato lo akan menyesal habis2an karena gak baca buku ini. The choice is yours: Oke, bila lo udah dalam situasi dikepung zombie, Remember this!
I will survive! First I was afraid,I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side But I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong I grew strong! View all 44 comments. Oct 03, Brendan rated it did not like it. I didn't like this book from the beginning, which is sad because I was so optimistic about the humor of it. The major problem is that the premises the author puts forth fall to pieces when given even the smallest amount of critical analysis.
Why does the book hold a rating just under 4? Because too many fans can recognize an exciting concept, but can't see past that to the poor implementation.
Yes, it's a zombie survival guide. It's also boring as anything to read, needlessly filled I didn't like this book from the beginning, which is sad because I was so optimistic about the humor of it. It's also boring as anything to read, needlessly filled with under-researched "facts", and a poor attempt at humor. Yes, I understand that it is supposed to be a joke, but jokes are supposed to be funny and this book misses the mark.
Much like the novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" published after this book by a different author , the joke lies in the title and as such is amusing. And yes, I think way too highly of myself and my opinions. Aug 11, Gloria Mundi rated it it was ok Shelves: The End of The World.
Predicted, feared and keenly awaited by certain elements throughout human history. But the Big Bad that will swiftly dispatch us all to hell in a handbasket remains hotly debated.
Nuclear war, comets and asteroids, the sun going nova, God smiting us, the large hard-on collider creating a black whole etc.
So why not zombies. You know it makes sense. So, if you want to survive the rising of the eeeeevil dead, you need to follow the following simp The End of The World.
So, if you want to survive the rising of the eeeeevil dead, you need to follow the following simple rules: Prepare in advance. Start stockpiling food, fuel and weapons, exercising and preparing your safe haven now, before it is too late. You may consider joining a dedicated group such as http: Don't panic. Zombies are slow shuffling and brainless. So use your head and run.
Travel light. You don't want baggage to be slowing you down. The only way to kill a zombie is to destroy their brain. Use weapons that do not need ammo. One of the most effective weapons against a zombie is one of these babies: Shave your head and wear tight clothes that don't restrict movement. You don't want a zombie grabbing on to your luscious mane or voluminous pants.
Stockpile your supplies on the upper floor s and destroy the stairs. Zombies cannot climb or use tools and so won't be able to reach you above ground. Forget about cars, use a motorcycle or, even better, a mountain bike won't run out of fuel.
You won't get stuck in massive traffik tail backs or behind abandoned cars that way. Do not be a hero and go back for those left behind. Anyone who has been bitten by a zombie including your family and friends is a direct threat to you — kill them before they kill you. DO NOT nuke them. The last thing you want is radioactive zombies. Best to avoid churches and hospitals which will get overcrouded in a zombie apocalypse scenario.
Warehouses and offshore oil rigs are ideal places to hole up. Generally, stay away from urban areas and, if it starts looking like the world is well and truly fucked, head with your team of trusty survivors as far away from civilisation as possible and start your own new world.
You may also wish to keep this note on your person for reference: Apparently, there are alternative survival guides for zombies but I really can't imagine what they could contain apart from the following two simple rules: Eat brains. Wear a helmet and neck protector. Up until this book, I have had very little zombie interaction. The sum of my experience with the undead menace amounted to MJ's Thriller video, the British flick Shaun of the Dead and the first 10 or so pages of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
So, I thought, what better way to broaden my horizons than to read the Zombie Survival Guide. Well, I did enjoy this book to begin with. Max Brooks takes a very thorough approach to survival in a world over-run by zombies and even gives illustrative "historical" examples of zombie outbreaks, which makes it all the more funny.
The two main problems for me, however were that, first, this book was too long. It went on and on and on long after the joke had stopped being funny with its endless lists and it was repetitive. By about page , I had lost all enthusiasm and was skimming paragraphs, pages and even whole sections.
And secondly, rather than cataloguing and dealing with all possible types of zombie that one might encounter, Brooks takes the approach of defining the type of zombie that exists in his world and the possibility of any other type arising is never considered. Brooks' Zombies are people infected by a Solanum virus who die and are then re-animated after death as slowly limping mindless monsters with an unquenchable hunger for human flesh.
This is fine but I would have liked at least some mention of other types of zombies documented in popular culture and ways of dealing with them.
Oh, and one last thing: I couldn't resist. Oct 18, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: The premise behind this book is great and I really enjoyed the format of an actual "survival guide" for battling zombies. That said, I was probably going to give this book 3 stars except that the last 50 pages were able to secure the book a 4 star rating.
These accounts were a ton of fun and showed the spark of brilliance that would make Max Brook's next book, World Wa 3. These accounts were a ton of fun and showed the spark of brilliance that would make Max Brook's next book, World War Z: Actual rating: Great for fans of the walking dead. I feel ready for a Zombie Apocalypse now haha. Aug 23, Anna Bananas rated it liked it Shelves: I chuckled quite a bit, so this book gets a solid three stars.
IF the zombie apocalypse ever does arrive, this baby is getting bumped to five stars on GR stat - that is, if the power hasn't gone out yet. My issue with the book is that it's a funnier concept than an actual read, because he takes himself so seriously. Really, he goes into extreme DETAIL about all the ways to kill zombies, which weapons to use, where to hide, how to defend versus attack. It's like reading a manual sometimes - wait, I chuckled quite a bit, so this book gets a solid three stars.
It's like reading a manual sometimes - wait, it IS a manual.
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Mar 31, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it. Having learned how to survive a horror movie see my review of that book for further details: I set out to arm myself against supernatural, unnatural, cursed, undead, and other threats. This will be an invaluable resource in the case of Zombie infestation and plague they [zombies that is] seem to be spreading from what I can tell.
The whole "zombie plague" thing seems to have been unheard of before video games it seems to me. Now what with "World-War Z" Having learned how to survive a horror movie see my review of that book for further details: The Evil dead it's showing up everywhere.
I'm not sure how instrumental Bruce Campbell is in all this but maybe it should be looked into. Anyway, the book in question will certainly be useful in the case of plague zombies giving a guide to tactics, and supplies. This of course includes lists of weapons, those you would need to obtain and items found around the house not too bad Well, unless you know a good movie hero you can count on Now the only draw back here of course is that this book concentrates largely on only one type of zombie and ignores other forms of zombie and of course any other form of undead altogether.
Still an interesting read It's all we have at least till the guides for fighting vampires, werewolves, ghouls and so on are published. Dec 23, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: The Zombie Survival Guide reads like a non-fiction preparatory guide for an honest to god zombie invasion. It goes through absolutely everything you could think of; weapons, mode of transport, pre-planning, everything.
And it does so in a way that is actually super interesting. I tend to have trouble reading non-fiction books. It's hard for my attention to be captured and so often find my brain wandering off.
However, as my most recent plot bunny involved a zombie apocalypse, this was an amazing The Zombie Survival Guide reads like a non-fiction preparatory guide for an honest to god zombie invasion.
However, as my most recent plot bunny involved a zombie apocalypse, this was an amazing resource for all things zombie. I'm not even joking right now, it has given me so many plot ideas and helped to make my apocalypse seem more real. It was awesome. That being said, I did still find it dry in parts, and that's probably why it did take me so long to read it.
Also, the section in the end with the "historical" accounts of zombie outbreaks actually made me forget for a second that this wasn't actually a non-fiction book. It was great. Jul 15, Trin rated it liked it Shelves: There seems to be some disagreement as to whether this is a humor or a horror book. As a horror book—even keeping in mind its goofier moments—it really gets under your skin, makes you reassess your surroundings and your safety in ways, I think, few monster stories do.
World War Z knows. Nov 12, Cara rated it liked it Shelves: Half realistic survival guide with a zombie twist , half fictional accounts of zombie outbreaks, this book is a mixed bag. For someone already as paranoid as myself, it's fairly depressing to have it hammered home just how much in the way of resources you need to truly be prepared for the end of the world.
Just bear that in mind before you pick this book up if you have a tendency to fret over whether or not your basement of canned food will be enough to see you through - it won't. The survival s Half realistic survival guide with a zombie twist , half fictional accounts of zombie outbreaks, this book is a mixed bag. The survival section is definitely aimed at those zombie fans who, however much they may laugh it off when ribbed about it, deep down have a genuine fear of an undead uprising.
Whilst I found a lot of useful survival info here, it did get a little dry in terms of reading material. The latter section, accounting for around one quarter of the book, is an interesting and extremely realistic account of various 'recorded attacks' throughout history, dating all the way from 60,BC to AD.
Brooks touches on so many unique situations and strategies to whuch you wish he had devoted more than half or one page tidbits - which is when you close the book and reach over for World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. It can be read as an introduction to the detail and realism that Brooks would perfect in this later work.
Aug 21, icebox added it Recommends it for: Okay, so I'll be honest. I started reading this book.
I got about 10 pages in. Most people would say, "Hey, thats not far enough to know if this book is good or not" but I disagree. In the first 10 pages, not only was I able to discover how completely contradicting this book was, but I was also able to realize how familiar this story was. The only difference being the name of the virus.
I am in no way diss Okay, so I'll be honest. I am in no way dissing Max Brooks. I would love to read his new book World War Z.
I'm just saying, anyone who loves zombies should not read this book. They WILL be disapointed. Maybe if I wasn't into zombies I wouldn't have felt it was so contradicting as poorly put together. Maybe I would have just enjoyed it overall as a humorous zombie book. May 06, Justyna rated it really liked it Shelves: Being that I believe there will, one day, be a zombie apocalypse, I find it pertinent to be informed and well-prepared.
Reading this book gives you the sense that you will be.