Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Zombie CSU Book by Jonathan Maberry.

Recently just finished this book by Jonathan Maberry, I have developed an interest in Zombies recently and like any period you want to read up on it, this book though covers not just zombies but how goverment bodies would deal with them from the point of veiw of a crime scene and police, witnesses, forensic teams, coroners, hospitals.....etc and how they respond(procedures) and the science and reality of infection.It covers interviews with real experts in the fields of medicine,science,religion,police and army and what they have to say is informative and very much not the Hollywood version of events, a couple of items stuck with me most.

1.No infection is instantaneous like 28 days later,the body will fight and it would take hours at least for a body to succumb.
2.The police/swat and army response would be far more professional than portrayed in movies and details are given of  the weaponry available to these bodies.A quote from the book.

"Zombies may not feel pain but thay are not indestructible.In the end technology will overcome savagery"

This is really a great book and I found it fascinating not just about zombies but how departments work(especially the science) in a crisis and peoples response to the crisis.It also covers zombie books, movies, comics,art but also the legal argument about killing zombies are they technically dead?(in the book is a quote which sums it up).

"I'd rather be tried by twelve than carried by six"

Highly recommended.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge fan of this book. It is, in my opinion, the best "factual" book about zombies ever written. As you say, highly recommended!