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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks [Paperback]

Max Brooks , Ibraim Roberson
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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12 Nov 2009
THOSE WHO DON'T LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT. From the Stong Age to the information age, the undead have threated to engulf the human race. They're coming. They're hungry. DON'T WAIT FOR THEM TO COME TO YOU! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake... every civlization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories - complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead. ORGANISE BEFORE THEY RISE! Scripted by the world's leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, 'Recorded Attacks' reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with - and survived - the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (12 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715638157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715638156
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z and the graphic novel The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Max Brooks has also written for Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy. He lives in New York City.

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'An absolute must have... Brooks infuses his writing with such precise detail and authenticity, one wonders if he knows something we don't' --Simon Pegg on 'World War Z'

'So meticulous and well researched that it's more scary than funny' --Esquire on 'The Zombie Survival Guide'

Max Brooks is so straightforward, so sensible and logical about everything, that you start to believe him when he begins talking about the necessary steps needed for an average American to outlast a worldwide plague of flesh eating zombies, This practical approach is exactly what makes his book 'The Zombie Survival Guide' so funny --Fangoria

About the Author

The bestselling author of 'The Zombie Survival Guide' and 'World War Z', Max Brooks has also written for Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy. He lives in New York City. Artist Ibraim Roberson brings a diversity of graphic influences into the dark vision of this story. He lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not angry... just dissapointed 1 Jan 2010
By Edd B
I'm a big fan of World War Z and really liked the last section from Zombie Survival Guide about historical battles (the rest was pretty dull though). The problem with Recorded Attacks is it just reproduces the actual stories from the last section of the Zombie Survival Guide with gory illustrations... the only new material is the pictures!

It's also very quick to read... not much more than an hour cover to cover. I'm not big on graphical novels though so take that as you choose.

On the plus side, I did get into the book and really liked it (for as long as it lasted)... it's probably more enjoyable for someone who hasn't read the Zombie Survival Guide and it really could have done with a bit more content.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Having been given the Zombie Survival Guide as an ironic gift by some friends who are rather sarcastic about my fondness of a good zombie story, I bought this just to rub it in. And it's really a great and fun read. Some will complain it's a short read. Yes, it's short but it's extremely sweet and I find that zombie mayhem is best enjoyed in such short bursts, before it has time to turn stale and repetitive. Even though Max Brooks claims it wasn't intended as satire of anything, it just does it anyway and in a really good manner. With a pseudo-historical manner of writing and ample jibes at human ignorance, arrogance and willful blindness, it's quite nice to see a writer who isn't afraid to cast humans as victims rather than survivor big damn heroes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Graphic Novel 12 Mar 2010
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I am a big fan of Max Brooks and his Zombie books, and enjoyed this new addition, even though the book is quite small and an easy read, the drawings are brilliant.
Slightly overpriced, if you love your zombies then you need to get this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 19 Jan 2010
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It seems that Max Brooks' publishers are unable to get him to actually write new content; but they're determined to milk his undead cash cow until the flesh necrotises....

This book contains *SOME* of the Recorded Attacks from the back of the Zombie Survival guide presented with comic-book illustrations to benefit those for whom big words are a challenge. But not even *ALL* the content from the Survival Guide is offered here, a side-by-side comparison shows several are missing. Perhaps so the publishers can wheel out "Illustrated Recorded Attacks Volume Two" in time for Xmas 2010...

Buy the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z - and nothing else. Everything else is just the same Survival Guide content rehashed into a desk calander, a comic, a deck of cards, a tie, shoelaces, anything they can think of.

Just Say No.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By L P
Oh good lord this was a let down.

I finished this in just over 10 min's and frankly if I had paid for the book (it was a gift) I would have wanted my money back!

Too low on written text for me, which is such a shame because I usually love all things zombie. Yes it's a graphic novel, but the black and white illustrations also irked me. It just wasn't as dazzling on the eye as it could have been.

I wish I could say more but I've already passed it on and I'm struggling to remember anything about it other than that sinking feeling I got as I realised it just wasn't as good as I had hoped....

Keep milking that cash cow Brooks and the udders will fall off. I know you write about reanimated corpses but next time lets have something a little more fresh?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish 30 April 2010
I loved World War Z but this book is the biggest load of rubbish possible. The 'author' has a total cheek to release this. It takes 10 minutes to read, includes some very dodgy pictures and narrative. I thought that it may have been written like World War Z with a good set of short stories. Save your money or buy something worth reading.

If the guy has any sense he'll come up with a similar format as World War Z and base it on the 'Special Forces' he hinted at in WWZ. That at least may be interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Survival Guide! 12 Sep 2013
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Brought as a present for my son who loves anything about Zombie's.
He loves it and recommends it to everyone who is worried about a Zombie attack !!
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As a big fan of Max Brooks' The Zombie Survival Guide I enjoyed the section on recorded attacks where the author describes many different fictional incidents involving zombies. On discovery of this graphic novel I purchased it immediately as I found it an exciting prospect seeing these stories I read and love in a visual medium. The art is simple and clean with great shading highlighting depth (none of that scribbly Frank Miller stuff) which I liked but I thought that a bit of colour could have given the illustrations a bit more pop. For those who thought they would find every story from the recorded attacks section laid out visually in this graphic novel you are sadly mistaken. Only a few of the better ones have made it in, which is a shame due to all the stories being well written. I would have loved to have seen the story where a pilot crash lands and finds an old fort mentioned in an earlier story.

Overall it's an entertaining experience but suffers a bit as the colourless illustrations (which aren't quite The Walking Dead detailed) fails to pull me in and keep me interested in each panel for very long. Plus lack of other great stories from the original book is a downer. Even so Max Brooks fans should definitely think about buying this book.
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