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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead

by Max Brooks

Crown Publishing Group | September 16, 2003 | Trade Paperback

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 14.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: September 16, 2003

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1400049628

ISBN - 13: 9781400049622

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Utterly worthless Do not waste your money on this book Max Brooks has no clue what he is talking about. He is writing on a fictional topic claiming to be an expert but his conclusions are faulty due to an extreme separation from reality. Any good fiction contains elements of truth; it is what draws the reader in. Any text spawned from this so called guide will fail to suspend disbelief and generate nothing but WTF moments and bad cliché. This work is nothing more than an egotistical ploy to recreate a fictional trope in his own image and to cash in on the popularity of a topic. This book will spawn horrible fiction nothing else. It is the perfect example of an author ignoring true horror and the attention to detail other genre authors portray.
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always go big or go home. Translation. . . Headshots! This is a quite interesting book about how to survive if there was a Zombie Outbreak. The book starts off talking about facts and myths regarding zombies. It also gives a fictional source to Zombies virus, called Solanum. The book was created as a reference to everyday citizens on how to survive, but also tells you to follow up this book with books on survival skills. The survival measures against zombies are very well thought out. I like how the author finished the book up with recorded zombie outbreaks, very amusing. Good read, definitely check this out if your a zombie fan or just someone who likes to be prepared. Who knows maybe 2012 = Zombie Outbreak?
Date published: 2012-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I felt like i was inside the story itself picking up gear and learning how to use it. after watching the walking dead I found it interesting everything followed what they said. I would suggest buying this book its highly interesting even tho its fiction
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very entertaining i really enjoyed this book, it felt like i was reading something real, even though it was about zombies. Max Brooks writing paints an interesting picture and is very keeps you entertained. i enjoyed the survival aspects with all its sub topics like "on the run" really interesting to read about different scenarios based on environment, material, ect. I mostly enjoyed the 'recorded attacks" it was interesting to see his use of different locations and times in the world making the text seem almost believable. i applaud this book for been a very entertaining peice of literature.
Date published: 2011-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zombie Basics! All you ever wanted to know about zombies but were afraid to ask. Even though this book is humour-fiction, the spectre of the undead can be seen as a metaphor for post-9/11 paranoia about others not like us. Great fun and a wonderful survival guide if the zombie apocalypse is indeed imminent.
Date published: 2011-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zombie Survival Guide If your one of those people that has a shotgun hung-up on your wall with a little plaque underneath that reads “In case of zombies" well then this book is for you. Max Brooks gives an insightful look into the defence and preparations of an inevitable zombie apocalypse. The book covers proper transportation and preferable weapons for fighting off zombie hordes. The book also includes different scenarios and tactics that many of the living may find useful against the undead. This humorous yet very reliable book will guide you through the steps necessary to survive. When the Z-Day comes don’t be caught without your survival guide.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this book I can't put it down. This was a little surprising that it was so serious but still a great book. Just remember it is fiction and go crazy saying "OMG THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". But anyone who loves zombies should get this book.
Date published: 2010-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising! I was expecting this book to be more jokes since it is located in the Humor section, but I was wonderfully surprised! Very thorough, well written, and practical. I've already started to stock up on what will be needed when Z-Day occurs.
Date published: 2009-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun read - recommended Keep in mind this book is purely FICTIONAL (just in case there are people stupid enough to believe this is a real threat). Max Brooks writes in a very serious as-a-matter-of-fact tone that makes this book more enjoyable than most zombie humour comics/books I've read. Most of it actually makes sense too and he seems to have done a lot of research into human behaviour and thus adds quite a bit of realism into his "tips". As a zombie enthusiast, I would say this book isn't anything new to those who think of zombies as "infected" (as opposed to magical or cursed) but it still ws a fun read. The best parts were the latter parts when he recounts "recorded attacks in human history". If you enjoyed this book, I highly recommend "World War Z" also by Max Brooks. It's much better still!
Date published: 2009-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zombie Survival Guide Awesome!! Keep this book very close, in the near future, because we're all going to need the tips and insight. Get your duffle bag full of ALL the items that you'll need, they're all listed, and even a few more that you can think of on your own. Seriously, this book was awesome, I read it again, after I finished it, and I picked up some small details that I missed the first time around. It's great fun and I had a hard time putting it down. So don't say you weren't warned, you have been and this guide will help you stay alive when it hits the fan. Be prepared. Even if you're not a horror fan, you'll love it because it's like nothing you've ever read before. 5***** and 10/10 A+
Date published: 2007-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Awesome! This book is so good! It's very easy to get into. Even if you're not a big fan of horror movies, you'll love this book, but you have to appreciate comedy. My boyfriend hates horror movies and he loves this book! If you are a horror fan however, you'll keep it by your side. Personally, I'm torn (no pun intended) on scary movies and I love it! Enjoy!....and try to retain it all for when we'll need it... peace love and happiness! =)
Date published: 2007-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Am I crazy or are you? This book was really good. The content was a little bit dry at times, but other than that, this was an awesome read! To all those who think I am crazy, just wait until I am the only person left and all of you are a part of the walking dead! Then we will see who is smarter.....
Date published: 2006-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD GOD! In case of raging zombie attack, BUY THIS BOOK! I've already bought a plot of land in Nunavut, a dirt bike and a rifle. BRING IT ON, YOU UNDEAD JERKS!
Date published: 2004-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from hillarious this book was the greatest book i've read in a while. i hope that max brooks put out another like it
Date published: 2003-11-18

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead

by Max Brooks

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: September 16, 2003

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1400049628

ISBN - 13: 9781400049622

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Chapter 1 THE UNDEAD: MYTHS AND REALITIES He comes from the grave, his body a home of worms and filth. No life in his eyes, no warmth of his skin, no beating of his breast. His soul, as empty and dark as the night sky. He laughs at the blade, spits at the arrow, for they will not harm his flesh. For eternity, he will walk the earth, smelling the sweet blood of the living, feasting upon the bones of the damned. Beware, for he is the living dead. -Obscure Hindu text, circa 1000 B.C.E. ZOM-BIE: n. also ZOM-BIES pl. 1. An animated corpse that feeds on living human flesh. 2. A voodoo spell that raises the dead. 3. A Voodoo snake god. 4. One who moves or acts in a daze "like a zombie." [a word of West African origin] What is a zombie? How are they created? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What are their needs, their desires? Why are they hostile to humanity? Before discussing any survival techniques, you must first learn what you are trying to survive. We must begin by separating fact from fiction. The walking dead are neither a work of "black magic" nor any other supernatural force. Their origin stems from a virus known as Solanum, a Latin word used by Jan Vanderhaven, who first "discovered" the disease. SOLANUM: THE VIRUS Solanum works by traveling through the bloodstream, from the initial point of entry to the brain. Through means not yet fully understood, the virus uses the cells of the frontal lobe for replication, destroying them in the p
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From the Publisher

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, World War Z, The 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 Jacket

The 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.

About the Author

MAX BROOKS, "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism," is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.

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