Wednesday, July 29, 2009
THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK by Rob Sacchetto
You may be familiar with Rob already - that's right, he's the Sudbury born (and still living in) creator of the website ZombiePortrait.com
You send in a photo and he zombie-fies it for you.
His latest zombie contribution is a new handbook that tells you: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Holocaust.
This definitive study combs through every zombie-ological subject, from feeding habits to favorite sexual positions. Of course, the book's most important section is surviving and fighting the brain-eaters when the inevitable zombie apocalypse arrives. There's vital information on everything from weaponry and battling techniques to booby traps and zombie-proofing a home.
Beginning with a fascinating historical retrospective on the "living dead" and continuing with an in-depth look at modern zombies, the book also addresses the crucial question of the day—can human beings and zombies peacefully coexist?
Rob will also be appearing at the Rue-Morgue Festival of Fear National Horror Convention this August 28th-30th. He'll be exhibiting at the Metro Convention Centre.
The Zombie Handbook
Published by Ulysses Press
In stores now
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Can't wait to see this weekend's Picture Perfect selection in The Globe and Mail!
This book is both fascinating and macabre. The 'Dark Humour' being the most intriguing of all sections in the book. I'll let you see the review, then buy the book!
Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930
by John Harley Warner
9780922233342 * Blast Books
ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers is starting to get some media attention.
Brian J Davies wrote a lovely review in this week's EYE. A taste here:
"While much outrage has been focused on the lack of federal response to the flood, the Zeitouns’ story puts front and centre the nightmare response the government actually came up with. By turning a humanitarian disaster into a military operation with National Guard troops frazzled from Afghanistan and Iraq, war was brought home. Yes, there are faxes in which the government literally warns that terrorists would be likely to operate during a hurricane. One hopes that with Zeitoun, any debate about the ways in which Eggers chooses to tell stories is put to rest. Let's just be glad that they're being told."
For the full review: EYE WEEKLY