The Zombie Survival Guide

Complete Protection From the Living Dead

Brooks, Max

(Paperback - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Zombie Survival Guide
A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain.
Published: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, c2003.
Edition: 1st Broadway Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 1400049628
Branch Call Number: 818.602 BRO
Characteristics: xiv, 270 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 21, 2014
  • vegemite9 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I loved World War Z, awesome read, so i thought i would try some more of Max Brooks books... The Zombie Survival Guide-i found interesting until about half way where all he does is repeat himself in different situations although the premise is the same. I also found the book highly unrealistic as in equitment needed to survive.(seriously who has a shotgun, rifle, katana just lying around?) Although i did love some of the Zombie killing strategies, They seemed-again-highly unrelistic for normal civilian use, which the book was intended for. He also exagerated on the nature down falls of the modern world-the oil rig-and he also made the zombies seem a bit over powered. If there was a Zombie Apocaylypse, how do we know the Zombies need a head shot to die? it might as easily be the arm. This book would be a complete waste of time if there happened to be an outbreak. The only real threat would be the natural enviroment-animals which he dosent dealve as much into. I think Max Brooks is a great writer but i think he was meant to write happenings of the Zombie Apocaylype instead of how to survive it.

This is a great read! while the information it provides may never come to use, it's very entertaining. it's a plain and simple guide that's well written and fun. i would recommend it to teens with an interest in zombies and/or fictional books.I like this style of writing. my only criticism is in the parts where it somewhat leaves the fictional feel by suggesting that it may have actually happened. overall I give a 4.5.

this is a very good book! be ready for the apocolapse!

Sep 29, 2012
  • holobook1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Be prepared or would you rather be shocked when the zombie apocalypse comes? Think about it.

Jul 25, 2012
  • RONROSARIO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Clueless on how to handle the unending war between humanity and the undead? Here's what I recommend:

1. Play Resident Evil (as many games in the series as you can).

2. See all the Resident Evil movies.

3. See 1 and 2. Yes, repeat. Often.

4. Read this book.

It's just that simple.

Feb 03, 2011
  • acyd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought i was ready before i read this book,
but this book tells u situations to avoid,best ways of getting around, plans for prolonged encampment, and the gear u/crew should ALWAYS have on hand.


Jan 13, 2011
  • KatieKnight rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

After I read this book I signed up for a self defense class, I take shooting lessons at a shooting range, and I continue to jog every morning so I can stay in shape for when they come... I will survive.

Dec 29, 2010
  • redzimmer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thanks to this book, I am prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Sep 17, 2010
  • gavinjfitzpatrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is no safe place...only a safer place...

procure water, food, shelter, protection all the essential elements you need for survival in the wake of the living dead apocalypse!

This Book covers every aspect of zombie survival a must read!

Sep 13, 2010
  • Melanye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

after reading I very much wanted to find a shotgun and a safe place to hide out :D Very good read!

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Jul 02, 2013
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Jul 20, 2012
  • chicotheking rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 22, 2011
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how to survive a zombie appocalipse in a bus school house jail etc...

Aug 10, 2012
  • RONROSARIO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The name says it all. How to survive a zombie apocalypse from before to after, and beyond...


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Aug 22, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: War violence, dismemberment, cannibalism, shooting, stabbing, rotting flesh, monsters, survival violence, Perforated bowels, open heart surgery, biting, bleeding, tearing of flesh, vomiting, fighting

Aug 22, 2011
  • cmills10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: All swear words


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Jul 21, 2012
  • RONROSARIO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
9. No place is safe, only safer."

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