31 March 2012

Review: War Against the Walking Dead by Sean T. Page

War Against the Walking Dead by Sean T. Page

Published: 31 August 2011 by Severed Press

Pages: 232 (paperback)

Genre/s: Zombie


Source: Author for review

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Synopsis

More than 63% of people now believe that there will be a global zombie apocalypse before 2050...So, you've got your survival guide, you've lived through the first chaotic months of the crisis, what next?Employing real science and pioneering field work, War against the Walking Dead provides a complete blueprint for taking back your country from the rotting clutches of the dead after a zombie apocalypse.


My Thoughts


Last year I read and reviewed The Official Zombie Handbook: Australia (you can read my review HERE), which focuses on survival after the zombie apocalypse - more specifically, the first 90 days after the dead rise. So when I was given the opportunity to read War Against the Walking Dead I was really excited - there's so much focus on the actual zombie apocalypse and short-term survival, the idea of a guide focused more on long term survival and prosperity was really interesting.

War Against the Walking Dead is broken up into several sections - Know Your Enemy, From Survival to Fightback, Lessons from History, War Against the Walking Dead, Weapons, Tactics, Victory and some great references to websites and further reading.

With sarcasm that would make me proud, Mr. Page also uses an element of humour that prevents the book being a dry, tactical manual but instead makes it serious with moments of light relief. Some of the section headings in particular made me snicker: Transmorphers - Zombies in Disguise (yeah, I heard the Transformers theme in my head when I read that!) is my favourite example.

Particularly interesting for me were the sections on dealing with other survivor groups - religious nuts, power-crazy barons, cannibals - the ideas on how to best interact and deal with these groups are reflected in so many zombie books, but War Against the Walking Dead offers far more practical advice than just 'run awayyyyyyyy'. There is also a mention of roving 'entertainers', court-jester style - an interesting way to boost morale or make a living!

War Against the Walking Dead is a great book if you are interested in the practical side of surviving after the zombie apocalypse, with some excellent ideas on how to fight zombies tactically, find great locations to rebuild humanity, and how to best utilise your survivor community for both prosperity and fighting. So if you want to be prepared, grab a copy and read up, and then keep it close by - this should be one of the first books you have on hand when the dead rise!


3 comments:

  1. You have me intrigued! Looks like I have a new Zombie book I need to track down.

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    1. You totally should! This is one of my favourite ever 'zombie survival' books!

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  2. Thanks so much the review & support Kat. Your feedback is much appreciated.

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