Undead Preparedness 101

The Zombie Survival Guide
Author: Max Brooks

Funny Excerpt from the chapter “On the Defense in Public Spaces: Schools”:

Unfortunately for our society but fortunately for a zombie siege, inner-city schools have taken on a fortress-like atmosphere. Not only are the buildings themselves built to withstand a riot, but chain-link fences surrounding them make these halls of education look more like military compounds. Food and medical supplies should be readily available from the cafeteria, the nurse’s station, or the physical-education office. Often, a school is your best bet—perhaps not for education but certainly for protection from an undead attack.

I was recently in Barnes and Noble just wandering around when this title jumped out at me. It sounded familiar so I bought it…and I’m glad I did. If you’re familiar with the little red Survivial Guide series, you’ll find this book very interesting. It’s not written by the same author but it just takes that basic idea a whole 666 steps further.

Max Brooks, son of famous comic genius Mel Brooks, seems to be quite fascinated by zombies. So much so that he wrote an excruciatingly in-depth book about zombies in the event you ever happen to run into them. It covers topics like zombie physiology, zombie psychology (short chapter), zombie defense strategies and documented zombie encounters.

I’m really only a few chapters into it but find it a hilarious read. Not everyone, though feels the same. I read a short paragraph to my wife and she quickly replied, “um sounds like a guy book. I don’t get it.”