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A fictional survival guide for any potential zombie invasion, written by author Max Brooks

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For fans of the Zombie entertainment genre, a must-own, must-read book.

  • May 12, 2009
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Max Brooks has been to the "Zombie" fan's world what Tolkien may be considered to the fantasy-lover's; his two works, 2003's "The Zombie Survival Guide" and 2006's "World War Z" have both been met with widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike.  In "The Zombie Survival Guide", Brooks uses what must be considered astute knowledge of the Zombie-Horror film genre to create a step-by-step preparation manual for any type of zombie apocalypse. Within are included tips on what supplies to gather, what weapons and armor will suit you best, where it would be most efficient to hole up and defend from the zombie hordes, even theories and ideas of ways to survive that haven't come to fruition as of now. Written in the style of any quality Army field manual, The Zombie Survival Guide may be a flight of fantasy but, for the lover of all things zombie, it comes off as both a fun flight of fancy and a potentially helpful one if the unthinkable should ever occur. Max Brooks shows both infective creativity and a wide knowledge of one of the more frightening and influential sub-genres of horror entertainment here, and the book is a must-read for anyone who ever said they loved any of George Romero's "Living Dead" films.

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July 19, 2009
Awesome Review!  I'm going to definitely have to check this out!  I actually just started reading Pride, Prejudice and Zombies which so far is an awesome book!  You should check it out.  You might also enjoy the movie, Fido as well.  I also wanted to let you know that you can now share your reviews using the new share box at the top of your reviews!
May 27, 2009
Iits alway nice when the game creators insoe way call upon the movie as a source for their games!
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review by . February 26, 2009
Letter-perfect satire never winks, never nudges, never budges from its mission: document the physiology of zombies, weapons and techniques for stopping zombies for good, provide strategic considerations for defense-or-flight decisions, suggest how one might survive in a zombie-conquered world, and finally to list every documented historical appearance of zombies. As I read, I had the disturbing notion that Dwight Schrute, the beet-farm survivalist and paper salesman from "The Office" TV show, has …
review by . July 13, 2010
I have always been a huge fan of monsters and all themes Horror related.  It is because of this that my jaw dropped the first time I ran across "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks. Needless to say I purchased this book the moment I laid eyes on it. Max Brooks is a scary man just for the fact that he must spend all day thinking about Zombies.  After reading this book I am certain that he is the leading expert for the entire world in all zombie related material.    …
review by . October 05, 2010
Pros: Excellent, well thought out guide      Cons: wish that it had color pictures.      The Bottom Line: This is an excellent reference for those of you that wish to be prepared against a zombie attack, very thorough.      If nothing else, I am truly know for the unique, random junk that I find both on the internet and in my wanderings in life. I am always looking for products that are quite a bit different than the norm and those are …
review by . August 02, 2008
Should zombies ever rise, I know I will now be prepared! Anyone with any question of that would do good to purchase this book. It really has everything you could think of in case of a zombie uprising; shelter, food, weapons, transportation. Even though this is fictional, it reads like an actual how-to, making it that much more interesting. I'd highly recommend World War Z, too.
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The Zombie Survival Guide, published in 2003, is a tongue-in-cheek survival manual dealing with the potentiality of a zombie attack. Its author, Max Brooks, lays out detailed plans for the average citizen to survive zombie uprisings of varying intensity and reach.


  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 op 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 sage, 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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ISBN-10: 1400049628 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781400049622 (pbk.)
Genre: Humor
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Date Published: September 16, 2003
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