do they?) You could probably make an argument for it being fiction, as it presents a single, consistent zombies-are-real scenario, complete with lots of examples of "historical" zombie attacks. Me, I'm inclined to tag it "non-fiction" and put it with the other survival books, such as The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. After all, it does really teach you how to handle a zombie attack, and you never know when that's going to be useful.Whatever it is, it's a surprisingly compelling read, especially when you consider that most of the tips and survival scenarios are things that are already familiar from any number of zombie movies, novels, TV series, etc., etc. Although it does also include a few points that your average movie character usually gets wrong or fails to think of. Why does nobody ever seem to use a bicycle to flee from the undead?It's fun enough that I sort of want to give it four stars, except that the "recorded attacks" section at the end, which takes up a good chunk of the book, kind of lost my interest after a while. It's not bad, but it's less involving than the actual survival guide part (which, by its very nature, pretty much demands that you imagine yourself as part of the action), and it's just similar enough to Brooks' World War Z to suffer by the comparison.
It's hard to know how to categorize this book. It's marketed as humor, but really the only joke here is in how deadpan serious it is. This is a guide from a world in which zombies are a real and documented (if often covered-up) threat, and as far as it's concerned, they are no laughing matter. If anything, it's actually somewhat scary; while reading it you sort of tend to forget that zombies don't in fact exist. (Or