Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dr. Dale's Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive

Zombie Dictionary

I was sent a copy of Dr. Dale's Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive, (which is a spin-off from the show, to read and review here.

At first, I was a tad reluctant. Zombies aren't my favorite horror genre, and I felt my opinion of the book would be jaded for that reason.

I am very happy to admit I was quite wrong!

The Dictionary, written by Dr. Dale Seslick and illustrated by Jack Knight, is just great - hilarious and fun - while being a real guide to what one should do to prepare for a zombie outbreak. That may sound silly, but hey - why not be prepared for any eventuality and have some fun whilst learning to do so?

The dictionary admirably attempts to cover any and all situations which should arrive once the dead walk again. Where to hide and where not to; when to fight and when not to; who to trust and who not to. From cover to cover, the book is just an easy, enjoyable read and you can't ask for any more than that!

An excerpt:


Caffeine taken in excess is thought to induce blurred vision, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety and fruity breath to name but a few of the symptoms. However, I simply cannot envisage waking up in the morning with a mob of undead to dispose of without a double espresso to get the motor running. Seeing as I will have to forego most other pleasures in life whilst my dead relatives plunder the earth I am not giving up coffee. And whilst I understand that eventually my supplies will run out, woe betide the person who has to face me in the morning to explain that there are no more beans - and heaven help them if they offer me tea instead!

At least there'll be a lot of zombies annihilated that day. Which is never a bad thing...

That doesn't mean that anyone surviving alongside me should pretend there's no coffee just to get me angry - just the thought upsets me!

I need a coffee - now!

Here is an interview with Ben Muir @ The

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse main site, information on their 2010 Tour in the UK, their Seminars, Reviews of the show, a Gallery and links to purchase the book from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

They also have Facebook and Twitter pages.

Highly recommended for zombie, horror and humor fans!


  1. I too used to be afraid of not being able to enjoy a nice cold Pepsi after the zombie apocalypse begins. It's why I am storing and burying cases all over the Tundra and the American Southwest. I was assured by the Pepsi Corporation that not only battle Jeeps will be made available to us after the Coke-induced zombie uprising begins, but will be provided with all the Pepsi we need to keep us pert and alert for the killing spree that is sure to become part of our day to day lives. That is all I needed to hear to calm my fears.

  2. well that pretty much sums up me without its getting close to that time of year when i eat brains too...

  3. I'm an avid tea drinker myself, the thought of zombie apocalypse without tea in it is too grim to contemplate.

    I really enjoyed working on this fine book and if my illustrations can somehow help save lives during an end of the world attack of the undead moment then all to the good.