What If... The Zombie Survival Guide

15 September 2010

Did it ever occur to you what if, a real Zombie scenario will happen? I thought about it several times,  even brainstormed with my husband (who's also a fan of zombie flicks) of things we must do in preparation for such event. But really, we don't want that to happen, ever! Let's see, I've seen a lot of Zombie movies--- Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, I consider Quarantine as a Zombie flick and of course what can be "Zombier" than 28 Days and Weeks Later. Enjoyed it? kinda, it's the "what ifs" that's going inside my mind. 
 What if this Zombie thing really happens? Funny part,  it is going to be a whole different story when it happens here in the Philippines. Imagine, MMDA's walking like corpses, Jeepney Driver's reaching for you, some half- naked stand-by carrying a bottle of beer walking in a weird manner, your neighbor with a broom or "pamaypay"dragging herself towards you.
What if I am the one stuck in the movie, running away from the Zombies, where will I  get my melee and ranged weapons. It's not easy to carry those things if it's real. What if...
What if I go to a supermarket and stock up on supplies, how will I do it, what store will I go to? 
What if  I get stuck in a mall or in a highway inside my car, should I go out or remain unnoticed? Well, Max Brooks was thinking the same way and created the ultimate Zombie Survival Guide, Complete Protection From The Living Dead. This reading started by defining key words that is going to be helpful in the later part of the book.
From the best tactics, positions, locations, weapons, armor and even vehicles to use this book explained everything well and "wisely".
 Let me share the Top 5 Lessons For Surviving A Zombie Attack:
1. Organize before they rise.
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don't need reloading.
5. Ideal protection: tight clothes and short hair.

A story behind the cause, future effects and worse case scenarios and the "temporary solutions" in order to survive. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet and keep alert! as how Max Brooks described it. I gave emphasis on temporary, because in cases like these, the only thing that is permanent is the thought that you need to live no matter what. Most of the time, you will be running around.
 And in my hands is a copy of another Max Brooks special. World War Z--- An Oral History of the Zombie Wars. A New York Times Bestseller and intended to be in full picture by 2012 with Brad Pitt as lead role.-source-
World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdote. Brooks designed World War Z to follow the "laws" set up in The Zombie Survival Guide, and explained that the guide may exist in the world of the novel as a precursor to the Zombie War.-source-


Jona said...

hahaha! i remember the movie Zombieland while reading your post. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1382351385/

Have a great weekend Ench!


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Enchie said...

Hi Jona, thanks for dropping by, hopefully I can visit you soon too. And thanks for reminding me about Zombieland, I forgot to include it :D

Jhari said...

I was about to say about Zombieland when I saw this post Mommy Enchie, hehe! You should see that movie, hehehe!

Enchie said...

Hi J! I enjoyed Zombieland too :D

Joy said...

hahaha... i remembered my boyfriend while reading this post. he's into zombie films as well. he would often tell me that he wanted our house in the future to be zombie proof...he had a detailed plan on what materials the roof, doors and windows will be. hahaha.i know he'll be enjoying reading this book.

Max said...

I love WWZ! If you enjoyed it, you should also check out the audiobook version. They used a full cast to do the different narrations.