Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Zombie Survival Guide

Most ZONErs have a love for the zombie genre. We dig all things Romero. We can't wait for each new issue of The Walking Dead. We knew about Zack Snyder [he directed the Dawn of the Dead re-make] way before 300. If you fall into this category [emphasis on gory], then you may want to check out The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks.

I say you may want to check it out because, unlike his highly recommended World War Z, the Zombie Survival Guide is just that... a survival guide. Where World War Z focused on well written stories of survival in a world of zombies, the Survival Guide is what it claims to be... a manual. There's no doubt that it's a cool idea. Brooks should be commended for creating a fun handbook for zombie fanatics. The guide is a well thought out and entertaining... manual.

I think that fans of the genre are going to really enjoy the ZSG, but I don't want to mislead anyone into thinking that it's a prequel to Brook's highly rated World War Z or even a novel about zombies. It's survival guide... a manual.

The Zombie Survival Guide rates a C+.

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