Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Zombie Expert! In Kalamazoo (No, it's not me)

Soo, we're there right? In full Zombie Prom Date Knitter Uniform!

This information was taken from the Kalamazoo Public Library Site:

Meet Zombie Expert Max Brooks
Date: Wednesday June 4 2008
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Description: Learn how to survive zombie attacks from Max Brooks, the preeminent authority on dispatching zombies.

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, Max Brooks’ first book, is the result of his tireless search for both the living dead and ways to eradicate them. The investigation took him to over 30 countries and territories in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Arctic and Sub-Saharan Africa.
His latest release, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. A Booklist review proclaims Max Brooks’ World War Z “A horror fan’s version of Studs Terkel’s The Good War. The interviews and personal accounts capture the universal fear of the collapse of society.” According to USA Today, Zombie War “Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone...Creepy but fascinating.” In the near-future of Brooks’ novel, the Zombie War serves as a stand-in for pandemic scares, Katrina, tsunamis, earthquakes, or terrorism – basically any of the recent catastrophes that remind us how fragile civilization is beneath the surface.

About Max Brooks Born in New York City in 1972, the only son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Brooks’s introduction to the living dead began with a traumatic childhood incident, an incident he still refuses to discuss.
Brooks has devoted much of his life to the study and development of anti-ghoul security. He is, at present, the leading Western student in the Afro-Caribbean martial art of Mkunga-Lalem, the world's oldest and most effective anti-ghoul fighting skill. After working for the B.B.C. in Great Britain and East Africa, Brooks began writing The Zombie Survival Guide. A former writer for Saturday Night Live, he lives in New York City with his wife, Michelle and his miniature dachshund, Maizey.
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Anonymous said...

Okay, technically a ghoul and a zombie are two different things. Similar tastes, but two different things.

Ghoul = demon/spirit
Zombie = undead human

Fanboy Ogre

Knit and fall back in it said...

You are so lucky, no one ever comes to Oklahoma to tell us how to protect ourselves against Ghouls or Zombies or anything else. Except Tornadoes, they are always telling us what to do in the case of a tornado. Maybe I could figure out how to apply tornado survival tips to Zombie attacks.

Do you think lying in a ditch or other low-lying area would be effective during a Zombie attack?

Linda said...

So lucky is right! Holly you HAVE to get a (signed?) copy for the ZPDK Library!

Holly Bee said...

OMG! (Ok, that's like the only initial thing that I really know and understand)

1st Max Brooks is coming to Kalamazoo! How and why I don't know. Probably because of our huge devoted zombie slaying/knitting awesome skills. Right?

2nd The Ogre himself leaves a comment on Knit with Snot for you!

3rd The Ogre is just dropping knowledge out of Pitch Forks and Torches-The Ogre's Plight. It's his favorite book.

tracyb said...

I wondered if that was the "real" ogre! How cool! Hi Ogre! Nice to virtually meet ya!

Linda said...

How cool is that?!! I don't think my Ogre even knows I have a blog!