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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead | Paperback

Released on 27 August 2004

Author: Max Brooks | Format: Paperback

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Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive and illustrated guide is the only book you'll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered. Granted, you probably already know that skills such as wilderness survival, leadership, and basic first aid are important when fighting off hordes of the undead. But The Zombie Survival Guide doesn't stop there, teaching you how to: Identify cases of infection by the zombie virus, Solanum, and recognize the hourly progression of symptoms: 'Hour 8: Numbing Of Extremities And Infected Area, Increased Fever [103-106 Degrees], Increased Dementia, Loss Of Muscular Coordination'; choose the right weapon: 'A Section Of Lead Pipe Will Work For A Single Encounter But Is Too Heavy For Those On The Move'; defend your home: 'A Ten-Foot Cinder-Block Wall, Reinforced Wih Steel Rods And Filled With Concrete, Is The Safest Barrier In Both Class 1 And Class 2 Outbreaks'; and much more.Filled with helpful illustrations and a sample 'Outbreak Journal' that should be kept on your person at all times, The Zombie Survival Guide is the only guide you will need to survive a most certain pandemic. 'Ignorance is the undead's strongest ally, knowledge their deadliest enemy,' Brooks writes. 'Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. The choice is up to you.'

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 Average rating (26 reviews)

 Do Not Read if of a Paranoid Disposition.

| | See all Gavatron's reviews (1)

I bought this expecting something funny and slightly tongue in cheek. I got something that although obviously a work of fiction is written in such seriousness as to worry and chill me. Written in a style worthy of any REAL survival guide, this book will fully prepare you, and worry you, for the advent of a Zombie Apocalypse.

As Ive said in the reviews title... Do not read if of an already paranoid disposition. It might well convince you to whip out the machete.

 Amazing!

| | See all Starket's reviews (5)

I have always loved things zombie. I don't find them scary, but just really cool. An old work collegue had this book and I had a quick flick through and decided that I definately wanted to read this! I got it and got completely stuck into it.
This truely is an amazing book. Definately the best book I have ever read. The amount of detail and thought that has been put into this is emmense. The book has an extremely serious tone through-out, but you can't help but smile sometimes due to the seriousness.
The book covers everything. What a zombie is, how the infection is spead, what the different Class outbreaks are, what clothes are best to wear, what places are best to make a base in, what fire-arms are best to have, what malee weapons are best, what mode of transport is best, how to combat a zombie and much more. I promise you, once you have read this book you will start making your own plans, I definately have lol.(Seriously...I have actually started making plans...)
So whether you are a zombie lover like me, or just want to read something totally different, I totally 100% reccommend this book.

 Can't - Resist!

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I'm a massive zombie/apocalytpic fan and this book just "rules!".

Max brooks goes into detail about all the controversial methods a normal citizen (like yourself and myself) could do during the pandemic outbreak of zombies! So don't think for one moment this book is dictated towards any fancy audience, such as; people with military backgrounds, a specific nationality (americans/europeans) - because overall, this book is aimed towards the biggest audience. The average joe!

Max brooks utilizes a whole variety of methods a normal person could take into consideration during a zombie outbreak. From; detecting suspected outbreaks, potential weaponry and household items that could be used to deter the walking dead, to the most safest zones a possible human-being could run too in the case of surviving.

I must admit, this book almost wants to make you go out and purchase yourself a sledgehammer - just incase. It is that gripping and with all the material supplied, speaking in a context that the virus that can animate the dead actually exists, it really does have you wondering whether it's true or not to begin with.

So this book is perfect for those zombie fans and a massive thumbs up to play.com for delivering this book in 2-days flat. This is one of my best purchases on here yet and i'm planning on getting max brooks other books too. Recorded attacks & world war z.

~Danny

 So much effort

| | See all magoosey's reviews (83)

I picked this up out of pure curiosity being a fan of good quality zombie films. I was struck immediately by the intense level of obvious thought that had been put into this book. Every conceivable issue has been meticulously examined, explained and broken down into categories cross referenced etc etc. Even if you aren't into zombie flicks this makes fascinating reading because it is so in depth.The Mind of the author may be one scary scary place.

 Great gift for the boyfriend!

| | See all Darksithladypirate's reviews (5)

I got this for my guy and he loves it! This makes a brilliant gift if your man is into zombies and enjoys reading.

AuthorMax Brooks
PublisherGerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (UK)
Year2004
ISBN9780715633182
Formatpaperback - 272 Pages