The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

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If you are picky about your biology and have some concerns at the limited nature of the undead described, then perhaps not.
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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Max Brooks

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, MAX BROOKS has been called "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism."
 
Published September 23, 2003 by Broadway Books. 272 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The Zombie Survival Guide
All: 7 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 4

SF Signal

Below average
Reviewed by John Enzinas

If you are picky about your biology and have some concerns at the limited nature of the undead described, then perhaps not.

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Popcorn Reads

Good
Reviewed by Suzy Beal

. . . Brooks' paradoy plays it straight all the way through this reference guide. . .

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Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Graeme Flory on Oct 30 2012

If you have a question about what to do when faced with zombies you can bet that Brooks has answered it.

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SamDowning.com

Below average
Reviewed by Sam Downing on Nov 19 2012

. . . if you’re not a huge zombie aficionado and one zombie book per lifetime is your upper limit, I’d recommend World War Z overSurvival Guide. 

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Nylon Admiral

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Reviewed by Kayleigh Murphy on Jun 30 2011

I'd only recommend this to people who are. . .happy to read a book devoid of any plot, characters or action sequences.

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Prepping To Survive

Good
May 08 2012

I can see why it’s become a cult-classic and why many preppers have drifted toward reading it for more than its entertainment value.

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Below average
Reviewed by Ciara NíGhabhann on Apr 09 2012

Some of the book comes across as repetitive. . .

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