Book Talk: The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted 30 October 2020 by Kim in Musings / 0 Comments

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It’s 2020, so let’s not rule anything out. Not to be a naysayer of doom, but the way this year has been thus far? One never knows what’s next. Does anyone have “Zombie Apocalypse” for November? Well, just in case, let’s get prepared, shall we?

First up, some helpful tips I’ve gleamed from Zombieland and The Walking Dead.

  1. Cardio is important. The better shape you’re in, the better your odds. Hard truth, the slower ones get eaten first.
  2. Weapon choice is key. Zombies are attracted by noise, so go for the quieter weapons. Blades, bows, etc.
  3. Efficient dispatch methods. Double-tap them bitches. Be sure they’re really dead. Again.
  4. Run for the hills. Less populated areas means less humans to bite means less zombies. Logic.
  5. Keep your back to the wall. Clear rooms with your back to the wall. Never give a zombie your back.
  6. The buddy system. Have each other’s back.
  7. Assess the situation. Check out all entrance and exits and plan evac routes.

Take all the steps you can to ensure a bite-free existence. Be sure to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the quintessential zombie survival guide!

Essential reading for the Zombie Apocalypse

Once you’ve ensured your survival, it’s time to think about the important things… like reading material. Yes, books. They provide mental nourishment, they don’t need power, and they have everything you might need to rebuild the world. Here are some that would make my list, for all different reasons!

  1. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks: seems like a good, practical choice.
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: a cautionary tale for rebuilding the world, of power and corruption.
  3. The Heralds of Valdemar trilogy by Mercedes Lackey: pure escapism to soothe the soul.
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale duology by Margaret Atwood: another cautionary tale about power and equality.
  5. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld: another cautionary tale, but this one about priorities.
  6. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein: a classic to be remembered.

What would be on your list?

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