Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Book Review: The Zombie Survival Guide

The totally tongue-in-cheek but written in 'all seriousness' book The Zombie Survival Guide, is a really fun read. Part 'fiction', part military strategy and suvival guide, the book provides common sense and rational considerations if an outbreak of the undead were to ever occur and it contains many helpful hints and lessons.

What sort of topography is best to stave off a large scale invasion? What sort of weapons are lighter when carrying but make more sense for the rapid disposal of rotting, worm-ridden, mindless killing machines? If you happen upon a group of survivors, what is the best way to evaluate the talents of each individual (i.e. forraging for food, building shelter, hand-to-hand combat experts, etc.) to make sure you aren't bogged down with talentless hacks who will only slow you down come get the hell out of dodge time? What sort of things do you need to consider once you and a small group of survivors are the only ones left and you need to rebuild the world? Hopefully, if such a thing were to occur, it would just be me and Scarlett Johansson.

A great read for anyone (horror fan or not) with lots of laugh out loud moments that are probably not intended to be as such. Afterall, surviving a full scale zombie invasion is serious business. If one were to ever occur, this book just might save your life.

Cortez the Killer

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