Zombie Survival Guide Recorded Attacks

Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

By Max Brooks

I got this book because I love zombies, I am currently in a graphic novel class, and I thought I could somehow utilize my love of zombies for a final paper in the class. Also, The Walking Dead was way more expensive than I was expecting/ can afford while I am scraping along on the sad sad budget of a graduate student.

For those of you who have read Max Brooks’ zombie-obsessed work, this is the graphic novel of the “recorded attacks” depicted at the end of The Zombie Survival Guide. Brooks has a major boner for zombies (yes, this is the academic terminology). He does a great job of describing zombie attacks- partially because I am fairly certain he is delusional and thinks these things actually happened or will happen. In the graphic novel, these stories take on a new life (lame pun intended).

The art is gory, violent, and was an absolute blast to read/experience. I read a good portion of the book on the bus ride home from class and had the passengers on either side of me trying to sneak peeks. Being an eager spreader of bibliophilia, I slyly spread the pages more than necessary in order to wet their appetites. One even scribbled down the name of the book before he exited the bus.

Each incident is separated by a full-page map showing where and when the attack took place. Let’s face it, this is not the world’s best literature, but it is a lot of fun to read- more like watching zombie short films than anything else.

I never would have thought it, but this may be the beginning of a graphic novel collecting obsession. Oh man.

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