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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks Paperback – October 6, 2009
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About the Author
Artist IBRAIM ROBERSON brings a diversity of graphic influences into the dark vision of this story.
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He lives in New York City but is ready to move to a more remote and defensible location at a moment's notice.
Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide formed the core of the world's civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.
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It's exactly what the title states, a collection of short stories of recorded zombie attacks during several different times and places. Most are only about 9 or 10 pages, so you get through the book quite quickly. The art is fantastic, depicting gory details of the different attacks. The dialogue is a bit light however. I just wish that Max Brooks dove a bit deeper into each event, adding a bit more depth to them.
If you're already familiar with Max Brooks' other zombie books, you'll find this a nice accompaniment to the other tales. And if you're not, well this is a nice introduction to the world to zombie attacks! Also, if you like what you've read and what to read something a bit more detailed and character driven, try The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman.
What you have in this product is instead some sparse accounts taken from the back of "World War Z" and illustrated. No dialogue. No flavor. You'll read the whole thing in about fifteen minutes and none will provide you with any real satisfaction. They're really just scenes, not stories in any sense.
Can only really recommend this for the hardest of hardcore Max Brooks fans or zombie fans. Not much in it for anyone else.
But if knowing that this seems like you're sort of thing, please enjoy.
NOTE: I think one of the reasons I was so annoyed by this product is that it's not advertised as what it is. The term "graphic novel" is so insanely misused that I can hardly blame them for it, but this isn't even a narrative at all. I was expecting a collection of short stories and it's not even that.
Now with that out of the way, if you read the Zombie Survival Guide from the same author, this comic book is a waste of money. I luckily read this in my school's library and finished it in 15 minutes. It tells the same historical stories you learn from the Zombie Survival Guide, so this is nothing new.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed reading this visual representation of history full of zombies. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it. It's not likely something I would read again though.Published 5 months ago by Mel Woods
I didn't know this was available until poking around on Amazon. This is a brief but enlightening description of several recorded attacks, and Max Brooks uses the right balance of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Phillip B. Panczuk
Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He doesn't read much but had gotten back into reading comics. He loved it. I read it too and really enjoyed it.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Is this for real or did I miss why this unimaginative shrug of a comic is priced as a book? Not for me.Published 7 months ago by Aliea
Awesome addition to the Zombie Survival Guide! Most definitely buy these together with the first book to gift to new zombie fans!Published 7 months ago by T. Do
Recorded Attacks: The Zombie Survival Guide
By Max Brooks
Nobody but nobody knows more about actual Zombies and how to keep them from eating you all up than Max... Read more