The Zombie Handbook: An Essential Guide to Zombies and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them

Fans of classic horror films and gothic tales will want to add The Zombie Handbook to their personal library. Combining dramatic narrative with spooky color illustrations, author Robert Curran explains the difference between the zombies of Caribbean folklore and the sinister walking dead mummies from ancient Egypt who are said to rise from their tombs and seek revenge when their burial sites are plundered. Zombies also appear in ancient Celtic folklore, and this book tells of a magical cauldron forged from the helmet of a fallen Welsh god. In ancient Britain it was said that a dead body placed in that cauldron would rise again as a living person. For readers who believe that zombies really do walk the earth at night, here are tips on ways to identify a zombie and survive his attack. Here too are reports that claim to tell of true-life encounters between living men and zombies. This entertaining book combines thrills and chills with touches of macabre humor to offer hours of reading pleasure. It has an elastic place marker bound into the back cover, and it features more than 100 striking color illustrations.

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By Eva (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★☆☆☆ · November 13, 2012
2.5 - I don't know what to say really. I wouldn't suggest anyone go searching for this book but if you happen to come across it - like I did - it's worth a glance.
It's very short so that's a plus. I started looking at it in the library yesterday afternoon, it's not 8am the next day and I just fin... ...more
By OpenBookSociety.com (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 25, 2012
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Fans of classic horror films and gothic tales will want to add The Zombie Handbook to their personal library. Combining dramatic narrative with spooky color illustrations, author Robert Curran explains the difference between the zo... ...more
By David · ★★★☆☆ · June 30, 2012
An interesting read, though it focuses more on the historical and cultural zombies than on the Romero style of undead. It is a quick read, focusing on the various types of "zombies" that are found in the world, from the well known "Voodoo zombies" to mummies to even Irish zombies. Also included a... ...more
By Morgan (Minneapolis, MN) · ★★★☆☆ · August 13, 2014
Nothing too special, but it was a light read with some good information. This author has far better books though, so sitting through this one is unnecessary. ...more
By Shazza (Evansville, IN) · ★★★★☆ · September 08, 2011
A short, very well-illustrated book on zombies, giving a smattering of information about the various types, where the undead may rise, what cultures have zombies (and perhaps how they were/are being created), and some very brief but entertaining histories on Zombie Masters. Dr. Curran has taken a... ...more
By Carol (Montesano, WA) · ★★★★☆ · March 28, 2012
This was a fun book about zombies. I gives interesting information about the origin of the zombie legend and has lots of fun pictures. ...more
By Theresa (Chicago, IL) · March 01, 2012
I learned nothing and wished there was more pop up zombie hands....I have to put remaking this book on my to do list. ...more
By Kohl (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 04, 2013
This is a kids book. Or at least it's written like one. ...more