The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks is probably the best and most influential book about zombies there is. Brooks took an educational/informational direction and created a simple must-have handbook in your preparation for the zombie uprising. Within only 6 chapters the author managed to cover everything you’ll ever need to know if encountered with the living dead.
From the origin of the ghouls and myths that surround them, to the most practical things such as home and personal preparation. Simply put, everything you’ll need is in this book.
Starting with zombie physiology and then later moving on to weapons, tactics, long-term strategy and history, Brooks has produced the ultimate zombie-killing and zombie survival manual. Point by point, he discusses the pros and cons of guns and various melee weapons, then considers the optimal defensive positions for various types of outbreaks.
After an extensive discussion of survival in a zombie doomsday scenario, where he even goes the extra mile to anaylze different terrain types and various transportation crucial for your survival, he lays out zombie outbreaks through history, and what their implications are. The section with the recorded attacks is a special delight for everyone who enjoys history or just plain old scary stories.
The style in which the book is written pulls the reader deeply in and doesn’t let go until the last page. The realistic approach really got to me as there is not a shred of evidence that this is a work of fiction, but a very disturbing soon-to-be reality! A really good read, mesmerizing and smart.
So, go buy this book as it will save your life one zombie-infested day, you can count on it! And lastly, remember: WHEN IN DOUBT, DECAPITATE!