Friday, July 26, 2013

Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy by E.R. Vernor


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This is a really fun and information-packed zombie book. The book's pages are all color with bright photos and blood-like smears. Almost every page comes with little info boxes that look like hazard warnings. So it's pretty.

It's short with only 4 chapters but he's not trying to do an in-depth history of zombie lore and culture. Vernor explores zombie ideas from religion in chapter one. He gives quotes from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Bible. Zombies have been a pretty long time. Then he tackles some of the science behind zombie-ism. What could cause it? He gives some modern-day examples of people going crazy and then eating people. He does get a bit political when it comes to government stuff but I ignored it and moved on. Chapter 3 explores movies and books. I got some great ideas for some movies to check out. The final chapter focuses on using the zombie craze to truly get prepared for man-made or nature-caused disasters. He stresses survival preparedness. If you are prepared for an all-out zombie apocalypse, you are prepared for almost anything!

A great book to get a sampling of the zombie craze!

I reviewed this through NetGalley.

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