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There is more to undeath than shambling around in search of brains to eat, but not much more, according to this short but detailed look at the new zombie, or œzed,  lifestyle. Filled with deadpan tips on how to succeed in the coming zombie apocalypse, it covers the basics of caring for decomposing flesh ( œIf you experience an extreme freeze... your extremities should continue to function until they fall off ), practical suggestions for overcoming obstacles, and instructions for attacking the living ( œThe only thing more lethal than you is you on fire! ). The blood-splattered pages contain copious diagrams, such as a zombie food pyramid, pie charts of infection methods, and instructions for operating doorknobs. The illustrations are as grossly explicit as the text is employee-handbook underplayed, making this an excellent choice for the zombie completist.
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"An excellent choice for the zombie completist."  —Kirkus Reviews



“This book is a total blast and a must-have for zombie fans! Grade A.” —Mania.com


“The illustrations are as grossly explicit as the text is employee-handbook underplayed, making this an excellent choice for the zombie completist.” —Publishers Weekly


"Everything a new flesh eater needs to know about surviving in a world where you only want one thing: brains."  --Geek-span.com


"Brilliantly tongue-in-cheek. . . . A must for all fans of spoof manuals and zombies alike." —NY Journal of Books.com


"Explains everything a newly undead soul needs to hunt, fight and feed on the living." —Aolnews.com



"A parody with brains. . .  [the book] is just too funny to pass up." —NeoTokyoProject.com


"Austin's tongue-in-cheek humor perfectly compliments the subject matter." —ZombiePhiles.com 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569763429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569763421
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #553,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another reviewer gave this book only a few stars based on the belief a Zombie could not read it and would never benefit from its wealth of useful information.

While this was once true, Zombies have evolved over time, and the old-school belief zombies still can't read is a myth. Zombies are somewhat intelligent, sensitive creatures (although, they might not seem sensitive by our preconceived human standards of sensitivity). While the loss of muscle tissue and some brain cells limit their communication abilities, they do think and are quite capable of following simple instructions, when they choose to (the activity MUST appear to benefit the Zombie in the long run, or you will receive little cooperation from them).
Even just a few years ago, it was believed that Zombie's still moved slowly and couldn't run, but we've all learned from some recent movies this is no longer the case. They simply have come to realize Humans (or Non-Zoms) tire easily when frightened and, in their fear of Zombies, make mistakes causing them to be more prone to capture, so there is simply no need to expel the energy needed to move quickly.

I'd highly recommend this book to any Zombie having issues coping with their current, un-dead condition. If there is a Zombie in your life with adjustment concerns, why not pick up a copy for him today?
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This book is sick by incredibly funny. I have no idea how many beers it took to come up with the idea for this book, but the writer did a great job! He covers every topic any zombie needs to know. It includes diagrams on the Zombie Food Pyramid - Human Hunting Techniques - What types of Animals to eat and which ones to avoid - Maslow's Law for Zombies - Decaying Flesh Preservation - The History of Zombies - Spreading of the Z Virus. Most importantly this book contains that Zombie Code which must be followed and is punishable by decapitation.

You need to read this book. Once I started reading I couldn't stop!
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From The Zombie Survival Guide: How to Live Like a King After the Outbreak to The Zombie Combat Manual there are a lot of guides to the undead depending on your point of view of how to deal with the zombie apocalypse. However you may also have noticed a recent trend in zombie novels that are being released - intelligent zombies. So with that being said John Austin has written a new type of guidebook for when the zombie apocalypse occurs. A guidebook for zombies.

Yes if you've recently woken up dead there is a good chance you'll end up with a copy of this handbook shortly after. Apparently they've been being printed in one form or another for YEARS! (Originally in blood on the flesh of their victims, kind of like the Necronomicon!) From how to hunt and how to keep your rotting corpse from quickly decomposing it's the ultimate hands on guide on how to live after you return from the dead craving nothing more than that wonderfully squishy gray matter. Yes that's right - brains.

Now the thing is adapting to a new body after reanimating can be a bit difficult. Your old fading memories and instincts will want to make you believe you can run, climb ladders, and all sorts of things! Fortunately practicality (or a copy of this guide) will quickly show you that all of these things are long in the past and you have to rely on your new and improved senses and strength to track down and kill dinner.
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I had to take off a star for using the z-word. These kinds of ethnic slurs have no place in civilized discourse.

That said, this is a useful and timely reference for the underprivileged Undead-Americans that face so much racism, prejudice and discrimination in today's overwhelmingly living-supremacist society.
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I thought this was a great new book considering all the zombie material out there as it has some of the most information available for how to make the most of Zombieism. We are putting on a live performance on Zombies and will use this as a sure tool to depict the most Zombie realism. The only thing missing is a picture only flash card tear away that I can wear around my neck to re-reference after we all become Zombies.
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As a self-confessed Zombie addict, I've read a lot of Zombie books over the past two years, and I've got very definite ideas about what I like, what entertains me, and what I don't like. This book falls firmly into two categories - I liked it, and it entertained me!

Although there is a glut of zombie-esque books available at the moment, this book is in two of the lesser travelled perspectives - survivor guide, and zombie perspective. As such, it is quite unique within the genre.

This is a funny book - the sarcastic, witty comments following some quite serious hints and tips for the newly infected made me smile, snicker and on some occasions, laugh aloud. The diagrams, graphs and graphics add to the feel of the book as well as enhancing the points that it makes.

That said, some of the topics covered contradict our traditional ideas on the capabilities of zombies, however for me, that just added an extra consideration to what would happen when the zombapocalypse knocks on our door....or if, as I suspect, I'm an early victim!
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