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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, World War ZThe 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.


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Published: Crown Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on
ISBN: 9781400050802
List price: $11.99
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I checked it out of the library. It looked funny. I ended up not reading it. I tried to, really. I read almost a chapter, but it was kind of boring, and then I flipped further along, and I ended up just kind of putting it down in irritation, thinking I'd get in the mood for it later. But somehow there was always something else more interesting to do, and then the due date came up, so I returned it.

No loss.more
This book is hugely overrated. It's not bad at all, but I don't think it holds a candle to World War Z, a much better book by Brooks.

There are two main problems with this book:

1. The science. If you don't know your science, don't try to write about it. I can forgive ignorance if you aren't making a point of the science, but if you are, at least try to get it right. This is, of course, so much worse with biology for me since I'm a biologist, but it was so bad I kept coming back to being annoyed by it.

2. Too much flashy, console-gaming violence and not enough with the practicalities.

All in all, it is a fun little book, and I'll be quite happy to pull out a couple of the arguments in the book with the people that I generally have zombie-survival-strategies arguments with.more
This book is unique in that it can be taken multiple ways -- as a tongue-in-cheek joke, as a subtle horror story, or as a wild-ass yet practically minded non-fiction guide. I like to get a good mix of the three for maximum enjoyment. It spooked me just enough that I found myself wondering where the machete was in the garage (yes, we have one) and it made me laugh just enough not to think about it as I went to sleep.more
If this is humor, it's the driest humor I've ever seen. The book is exactly what the title describes: a handbook to surviving a zombie apocalypse - weapons, strategies, equipment, etc. Certainly worth the read for anyone interested in zombies - and required reading for anyone looking to write their own zombie book/screenplay/etc.more
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I checked it out of the library. It looked funny. I ended up not reading it. I tried to, really. I read almost a chapter, but it was kind of boring, and then I flipped further along, and I ended up just kind of putting it down in irritation, thinking I'd get in the mood for it later. But somehow there was always something else more interesting to do, and then the due date came up, so I returned it.

No loss.more
This book is hugely overrated. It's not bad at all, but I don't think it holds a candle to World War Z, a much better book by Brooks.

There are two main problems with this book:

1. The science. If you don't know your science, don't try to write about it. I can forgive ignorance if you aren't making a point of the science, but if you are, at least try to get it right. This is, of course, so much worse with biology for me since I'm a biologist, but it was so bad I kept coming back to being annoyed by it.

2. Too much flashy, console-gaming violence and not enough with the practicalities.

All in all, it is a fun little book, and I'll be quite happy to pull out a couple of the arguments in the book with the people that I generally have zombie-survival-strategies arguments with.more
This book is unique in that it can be taken multiple ways -- as a tongue-in-cheek joke, as a subtle horror story, or as a wild-ass yet practically minded non-fiction guide. I like to get a good mix of the three for maximum enjoyment. It spooked me just enough that I found myself wondering where the machete was in the garage (yes, we have one) and it made me laugh just enough not to think about it as I went to sleep.more
If this is humor, it's the driest humor I've ever seen. The book is exactly what the title describes: a handbook to surviving a zombie apocalypse - weapons, strategies, equipment, etc. Certainly worth the read for anyone interested in zombies - and required reading for anyone looking to write their own zombie book/screenplay/etc.more
The only reason I'm giving this such a low mark is because such a fragmented book really by default struggles to get above a certain level in my opinion. That said, this is wonderfully fun, witty yet making you think...what if? A brilliant read, one that I would recommend. That said, World War Z (by the same author) is better by far!more
Shows Most of everything but lacks very much in combat techniques.more
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