Saturday, March 12, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide
Author: J McCullough
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Available from www.booktopia.com.au
The dead have always stalked the dark corners of the earth. Since World War II, the number of zombie outbreaks has increased every year, while governments desperately try to cover up the facts.
Zombies: A Hunter's Guide contains all of the information necessary to recognize and combat this growing threat. Beginning with an explanation of the historical origins of zombies, it follows their history straight through to the threat they pose to the world today. All varieties of zombie are catalogued and examined, giving their strengths and weakness, with a special emphasis on recognition and elimination. Finally, the book covers the tactics and equipment used in zombie fighting. Accompanied by numerous full-color reconstructions to help with identification, this book is a must for anyone on the frontlines of the Zombie Wars.
If you are a zombie fan then this will be a book that interests you. Joseph McCullough's Zombies: A Hunter's Guide is written as a reference book, or survival guide to help in the event of a zombie outbreak. It’s written as a true and factual guide, similar to Max Brooks book.
The book has many great, full colour pictures to compliment the text and is broken into various sections. Zombies, covers 6 types of zombies, with each section broken into a different subsections, such as, information about the type of zombie being discussed, the creation, the identification and threat potential and the elimination and prevention.
In keeping with the, “this is a real factual book”, there is a section on real life zombie hunters, equipment, weapons and tactics that are regularly used by these hunters and the effectiveness of each.
There is also a reference section at the back of the book pointing the reader to other sources of information about zombies, such as books, movies and games.