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Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Paperback – 1 April 2019
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- Publisher : Duckworth (1 April 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0715653741
- ISBN-13 : 978-0715653746
- Dimensions : 19.7 x 1.7 x 13 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 61,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A tome you start reading for fun and then at page 50 you go out and buy a machete just to be on the safe side.― New York Post
Max Brooks is so straightforward, so sensible and logical about everything, that you start to believe him when he begins talking about the necessary steps needed for an average American to outlast a worldwide plague of flesh eating zombies. This practical approach is exactly what makes his book so funny― Fangoria
A bloody-minded, strait-laced manual for evading the grasp of the undea― Time Out
So meticulous and well researched that it's more scary than funny― Esquire
About the Author
Max Brooks is the author of World War Z and the prescient The Zombie Survival Guide. World War Z was adapted to the screen with a 2013 film directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt. Max has received hundreds of awards and honorary degrees from around the world.
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Prepping is covering your own ass for things that might happen in the future which have no control over unless you are ready for it, The only thing about being in Australia is the tight gun laws but then again the criminals have them so just pray nothing happens or else the s*** would really hit the fan, With what happens in previous disasters in Australia all the low life comes out of the wood work.
Reading this book maybe fun but it is also food for thought when our normal lives is disrupted to this magnitude the real question is what would you do are you ready or are you a sitting duck ?
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Unfortunately the book is far too serious to be humour, and not serious enough for a genuine survival guide - some of the sections on weapons and travel are flat out wrong. There's repetition of material, and no real end point to the book. As a guide to drop in or out of it just about passes, but there must be better ways to spend your money.
If you're looking for a book about killing zombies, you're in the wrong place. This is a zombie survival guide and, rightfully so, the guide itself states that the best tactic is to avoid them altogether, giving handy advice such as destroying the stairs. Zombies will never find their way up! Also: running the bath. Keep a fresh supply of water for the future.
No, this isn't a book about killing zombies (although it does touch upon that). This is a book about surviving a zombie invasion (from just a small village takeover through to apocalypse), and as such goes through how to prepare and to survive.
No zombies yet, but I'll be damned if I make the mistake of rebuilding my stairs any time soon.
I have spent many nights in my life suffering from insomnia. I've tried everything from medication to self-relaxation techniques, but when it hits you hard, there's little you can do but wait until sleep arrives. As I'm usually too tired to read or watch videos, I resort to leaving my mind free to wander to whatever it feels like at the moment. As it turns out, zombies are often the subject of my late night musings. I've spent countless hours wondering what I would do in the case of a zombie outbreak: where I would go to, how I would get there, what kind of supplies I would need to survive, etc. I'm not even sure why - I don't particularly care for zombie fiction or even actually believe in them - but there you have it. Finally, I did what I always do with my obsessions: find books written on the subject. And that's how I came across this one.
This is a small, but comprehensive guide against the living dead, that covers everything from symptoms (and how to recognize an outbreak), to weapons, to types of terrain, to starting over in the case of a complete zombie domination. It is by no means a detailed guide, since most topics only get a superficial treatment, and I doubt it would be enough in the case of an actual outbreak but it's a start.
A little piece of advice. If, like me, you're thinking about getting this book in order to feel a bit more prepared and less obsessed with zombie attacks... Don't pick it up. Really. I actually had nightmares with zombies while reading this book (talk about being suggestible!) and I couldn't stop obsessing at how ill-prepared I was for dealing with an undead attack. In the end, my advice would be to live life to the fullest until the zombies come out... Because chances are you won't be able to survive.
If you want a fighting chance, though... This is a good place to start.
All in all its a useful informative book for something thats never going to happen. In reality, its an entertaining read if you enjoy anything zombie related.