Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dr. Dale's Zombie Dictionary by Dr. Dale Seslick

Dr. Dale's Zombie Dictionary:
The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive
 
by Dr. Dale Seslick
with illustrations by Jack Knight

Unlike other books that may exist in this particular peculiar sub-genre, the Zombie Dictionary does not pretend to be written in a world where the zombie uprising has already occurred.  Instead, it is a survival guide deeply rooted in our reality, where the dead have never risen outside of the silver screen.  However, such a thing is always possible (if not probable), and that's why Dr. Dale Seslick has written this book:  You know, just in case.  Consider it a pre-emptive public service.  And if he makes a buck or two along the way?  All the better.

Dr. Dale acknowledges the lunacy inherrent in the situation he proposes, and plays along by offering jokes and valuable information in almost equal doses.  But despite the humor that radiates from every page, this is not some one-note joke that wears out its welcome a third of the way through.  It's obvious that Dr. Dale has thought a lot about the possibility of the zombie apocalypse--one could say he's thought about it more than any healthy mind should--and he offers up page upon page of useful tips and advice.  You know, just in case.


For instance, did you know that the best vehice to use in such a scenario is a giraffe?  Or that it's safer if you carry a stick, rather than a gun?  Or that Michael Jackson, despite his current non-living status, would be indirectly responsible for a great number of zombie-related fatalities?  You didn't?  Then you, my friend, are in desperate need of this book.

It's quite easy to get lost in the wealthy of information available here, and as I waded joyfully through these pages, I found myself nodding appreciatively, thinking to myself, "Yes...that makes sense," and secretly plotting my own survival plan.  You know, just in case.

Overall, this was a hilarious and (I can't believe I'm saying this) practical guide that any genre fan with a modicum of good humor would enjoy.  Buy a copy when it drops here in the States on October 22.

Hell, buy two.

You know, just in case.

Visit the official webpage, and order it on Amazon today!

--J/Metro

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