April 20, 2020
Given our circumstances vis-à-vis the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve had some time to sort through my book collection and stumbled upon The Zombie Survival Guide. I figured it might be fun to write a tongue-in-cheek review that includes some practical advice.
In the wake of American pop culture’s love affair with vampires and werewolves—courtesy of True Blood and the Twilight series—Americans have found a new outside threat to fear—or love—zombies! Although zombies—and more broadly, the undead—have been documented in literature and part of oral traditions throughout human history, they were largely restricted to a small cluster. However, with worldwide air travel, global media, and our current understanding of pathogens, the prospect of a zombie pandemic gained mainstream attention in 2010 in the pilot for AMC’s Walking Dead, an adaptation of the comic-book series of the same name. Read More