"This compact book does a good job of introducing zombies . . . . the text is highly readable, the interspersed artwork is creepy and plentiful, and the suggestion that zombies are among us is most intriguing."
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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 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.
Robert Curran is currently a teacher and writer who has a doctorate in educational psychology. He is also an advisor to governmental agencies in the U.K. However, he previously held a variety of more unusual jobs, including comic strip writer and gravedigger. His previous books, available from Barron's, include Biblio Vampiro and The Werewolf Handbook. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and children.
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