Fanboys looking for a complete guide to gross-out zombie movies will be disappointed, but anyone interested in speculative science and pop culture will find much to think about in the book. Also Max Brooks wrote the forward, and if he approves it, it passes any zombie-related test. The most comprehensive zombie handbook ever publishedand 8212;with a foreword by Max Brooks! They are here and now. The book provides good insight into that. What is the connection between the Voodoo zombie and the flesh-eating zombie of popular culture? Definitely a must read for those of you who love the genre, as it answers so many of the questions us zombie nerds often find ourselves discussing.
How can I increase my chances of survival? Would you know what to do if one of those stilted-walking, flesh-decaying reanimated corpses arrived at your door? I have to admit, I had passed this up a few times at local book stores during October when it was prominently featured on Zombie end caps. Will zombies actually eat me, or will they just bite and chew? Because, who knows, one day you might be one. Without people there can be no zombies. While Mogk definitely has a sense of humor, he approaches his zombie topics in a straightforward, plausible manner. There are tons of Max Brooks wannabes out in the world shelling out theories and rehashing old jokes, but this book is different. My wife is a zombie enthusiast, and by that I mean she has a serious contingency plan and rails against what she terms zombie apologists and propaganda portraying zombies as cute. Two of my favourite books ever are zombie books World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide.
I bought this book for my son for his birthday. Of course, as it should be, there is a lot of allusion to George Romero and Night of the Living Dead. I wasn't certain if I should be horrified or ecstatic that I have read, am reading, or have seen a majority of the reference material included in this book. This was a pretty good read and incredibly well-researched, seriously the information in this book could be utilized to survive almost any major catastrophe, and the subject of zombies in treated with an honesty that you rarely see in modern works. If you are looking for one that gives you info on the genre and an add on to other books in your collection, then, yes, this is it.
They are made of flesh and blood. Reads a bit like a textbook but the humor is rampant. If you have ever considered zombies to the point that it consumes your time, then read this now. There are some excellent sections on preparedness and survival, and an interesting analysis on post-apocalyptic survival odds in various locations. I did appreciate the nuggets of scientific, historical, and survivalist knowledge Mogk threw in, and the whimsical and somewhat mishmash-y way it all blended together. While that may seem, on the surface, a little zany, it gives the research a degree of urgency and gravitas that makes it surprisingly thorough. Why would it behave the way it does? May is Zombie Awareness Month, so why not treat yourself to something?.
The E-mail message field is required. But then she and other officials seemed completely unprepared for the mass panic that ensued. Unlike witches and vampires, zombies are not otherworldly creatures. Correspondingly, global job satisfaction is at its lowest point in more than two decades, with the younger generations leading the pack in unhappiness. It's very insightful and informative.
One simple step is to keep away from other people. Finally, I ended up working at a disease research company in downtown Los Angeles that focused on serious infectious and deadly diseases. That's all I really have to say. It covers zombie history and development, its place in popular culture, references, zombie-like animals, and more. Mogk wields it like some pimpled junior high-er who found some bitchin science article but is simply unable to understand its context.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Zombies is a truly excellent guide to zombies that covers all the bases in just enough detail to satisfy your, and is now my favourite book in my zombie library. In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead. This is an earnest attempt to ask scientific questions and seek scientifically plausible answers based on a single premise: If a zombie showed up at my door, what would it look like? When I was a little kid, before I go to sleep at night, I would imagine zombies in my head in hopes of having a zombie nightmare, because I figured it was like a free movie. Do you consider yourself a zombie aficionado? As an added bonus, you can get into his Zombie Research Society, and he has websites to go to for added pleasure and reassurance that all is not right with the world, and we will soon be able to see how well or bad we do as living person against the Zombies and forthcoming Apocalypse. The zombie is a complex topic for neophytes and the experienced alike, requiring a guide to untangle all the various modes of zombiedom.
If my task was to trace the connection between voodoo zombies and flesh-eating movie monsters, I figured this was the book to check out. It really picks up where Zombie Survival guide left off. Reading it in its entirety was a great experience, though, and I could really appreciate the cohesive knowledge Matt has compiled in this book. Research suggests the neuromuscular activity required for swallowing may be too complex for a zombie. When this book says everything it means pretty much everything. I would love to someday get my own copy for my shelves, as I got this copy from the library.