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Zompoc: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
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on 5 November 2009
This book goes into detail about all of the aspects that should be carefully considered in the planning of a survival strategy to survive the Zombie Apocolypse (ZOMPOC).

The amount of times you'll find yourself considering your own plans, or mapping what the book says to your own house, county and surroundings is scary... especially if you find yourself wanting for some of the most basic necessities!

Most of this book could be applied to other disasters where society may be stressed to the point of failing, although obviously it's main focus is defense against the undead/infected, the daily survival, and ultimately the fight to reclaim (at least) your part of the world!

What I particularly like is that it is written by UK authors. This means that your not expected to be holding a gun within the first 5 minutes of the ZOMPOC with a big grin on your face... our gun laws will require us to have an even stricter plan to survive and greater invention!... But yes, there is a detailed section on guns so don't panic!

British Authors also mean that illustrations offer enough UK/USA mix to satisfy everyone... There's modifeid landrovers as well as hum vees, the good old british fire engine as well as the USA style ambulance, for example.

The vehicle modification section fires the imagination and just makes you look at your car and think "Hmmmmm... how cool would my car look with bull bars and gun mounts!"

The book is well illustrated throughout with a sketched type effect that underlines the feel of lost technologies as the world slips back to the middle ages.

Buy it if you want to survive! ;-) (or just want to give a gift that's truly different)

John
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on 20 January 2011
This book is an essential survival guide to getting through a Zombie apocalypse that anyone will be glad to have read. It is a great reference that has been crammed with meticulously researched information. With a serious look at an array of topics balanced with the right amount of witty humour the book covers everything from preparing for the upcoming apocalypse, to combating zombies and then restoring civilization.

The guide has a fantastic selection of artwork. Arrays of pen and ink illustrations feature everything from gun wielding fully armoured knights to the greatest use of a super soaker I've seen.

Other than a few typos through the book I could find nothing wrong with it and would recommend it as a gift or read for anyone interested in this genre.
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on 11 November 2014
Honestly i found this book to be quite boring and full of advice that i could have figured out myself in 5 minutes, like when looking to guns in a weapons store beware that the owner might be there, not something that i am looking for in a zombie survival guide. It also takes a unrealistic view on zombie survival (something that this genre also requires) and lacks any real down to earth advice on how to survive
instead it opts more for a Mad Max-esque style survival, with suggestions on modifying various vehicles for a Mad Max style zombie survivalism, but for example gives no real advice on how to get fuel or alternatives for fuel. For that matter it expects the readers to be able to operate and modify various vehicles. Its greatest weakness is any lack of a universe to submerge into. Where the Max Brooke book have an explanation for why and how zombies exists and builds up historical event, this one just give some ideas on how zombies can exist. The writing is boring and it is a choir to read through. The two authors don't appear to be very bright and seems busy trying to appear and feel cool. If you are huge a fan of this genre then buy it, else i can't recommend it.
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on 11 January 2010
Loved it!!!!!

Practical guide written with a gritty sense of humour and attention to detail. Gave it as a Christmas pressie - well worth it - provided hours of discussion and entertainment - all good stuff!
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on 13 January 2011
I got a hold of this book as part of a long standing joke that I believe the Zombie Apocalypse is about to happen any moment.

I gave up after the first couple of chapters, sloppy editing aside the book is filled with such bad advice and genreal nonsense it doesn't even make for an entertaining read. Shame really.
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on 29 September 2010
I have a mixed opinion of this book. In its favour, it attempts to deal with traditional undead zombies and 'infected' humans (like in '28 Days Later' etc), it addresses many aspects of the zombie apocalypse problem, it is a good lengthy read, and the book does contain some decent ideas (that aren't dependent on having easy access to guns). However, there are problems with the book that outweigh these positives in my opinion.

Firstly, the book is absolutely littered with grammatical errors, formatting problems and sloppy mistakes (I found at least one per page before I gave up counting). Secondly, the majority of the information is not very well researched and consists of mostly obvious statements. Thirdly, there is too much of a focus on personal gain, rather than survival of the human species, in some parts of the book (for example, the suggestion of burning text books so that rival human groups cannot use them, rather than preserving them for the future). Lastly, and most importantly, if anyone ever relies on this book in a real zombie outbreak, they will probably end up dead pretty quickly. For example, recommending that people fight zombies in confined areas does limit the number that can attack you at once, but it allows you to easily become surrounded and trapped, and attacked at close range. Why sacrifice the two major advantages of maneouvrability and ability to attack with ranged weapons that living humans have?

So in summary, read this book for fun if you can put up with the poor style, but don't rely on it when there's no more room in Hell and the undead walk the Earth...
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on 9 November 2009
This book really has had some thought and research put into it as everything you could think of is included and in detail.

For the price you can't go wrong, it is perfect for a Christmas gift and will be sure to make someone smile as it has some quirky and witty remarks in there.

Amazing pen and ink art work makes this book appeal to those who like images and things to look at to get an idea around what they are reading about.

10/10!
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on 13 November 2009
This zombie survival guide is packed full of well researched information and yet is fun and easy to read as well. It covers everything from preparation for a apocalypse, to fighting zombies, surviving in an apocalyptic world and finally to rebuilding society.

The guide is crammed with detail but is not at all dry and is full of wit and humour. It can be read from cover to cover or can be dipped into as a source of reference as it is set out in chapters covering specific topics. Learn how to identify and fight different types of zombies, different types of survival tactics for different scenarios, choose weaponry, choose and armour vehicles, defend your home and family and form a group of survivors. Apart from the zombie specific information, the information this guide contains is pertinent to many potential disaster or apocalyptical scenarios. In my opinion it tops other guides that are currently available and as others have pointed out it is richly illustrated in pen and ink drawings and looks great.
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on 10 January 2010
Apart from the spelling mistakes and grammatcial mistakes which litter this publication, if you can forgive these then this is an excellent read in preparedness for the inevitable dead rising.
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on 25 April 2013
Really informative if such a situation were ever to arise, great conversation starter for zombie fans, def a good read.
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