About a year ago after reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I picked up The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. Immediately I found it to be an entertaining yet informative read. Fast forward to November 3, 2011, I go to the Clark County Library here in Las Vegas to see Max Brooks speaking about surviving a zombie apocalypse. Seeing Max in person talking about fighting zombies was even more entertaining. The guy is hilarious. No wonder he was a writer for Saturday Night Live. Considering who Max Brooks’ father is, director/ writer Mel Brooks, it is apparent to see that a great sense of humor is genetic. One of the things I loved that Max Brooks talked about was choices of transportation during a zombie apocalypse. He said that the only vehicle that would be useful during a zombie outbreak would a bicycle because if you run into police barricades or a car pileup, you could just carry the bike past those obstructions. Plus, a bike is the only vehicle that runs on fear. I took video of most of Max’s speech, which you can watch below.
After speaking, Max autographed books for the crowd. I got two books, The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, signed. Here are the pics that were taken during that brief encounter.
In the pictures below are what Max signed in my books.
World War Z
The Zombie Survival Guide
I definitely enjoyed meeting Max Brooks and hearing him talk about zombies. I am just starting to read World War Z and I love it already. For those of you who are not aware, World War Z is going to be made into a movie with Brad Pitt producing and starring in the film. The World War Z film is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2012.