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Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Female. 15. Book blogger. Whovian. Sherlocked. Zydrate addict. Goth. Multifandomed. Violinst. Tea drinker. Feminist. LGBT. Ravenclaw. Alive.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
Armageddon: The Musical
Robert Rankin
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
Inga Muscio, Betty Dodson
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
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Tara F. Chace, Johan Harstad
Under the Dome
Stephen King
The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today
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Zombies of the World - Ross Payton I always find it interesting when someone decides to make a non-fiction style book relating to a fictional subject. It’s always interesting to see what elements of the specific myths they’ll pick up on, and how they’ll present it.This is set out like a proper non fiction book, with a introduction, and a thorough guide to zombies of the world to the author’s view. It gives a full insight into what makes a zombie reanimate, how it interacts with humanity, where they came from and so on. It then gives twenty zombie profiles, one for each of the main species of zombie, and gives a thorough view of all of them, providing information as to where they crop up and how endangered they are. Then it gives you advice as to how to survive a zombie encounter, with lots of tips that could be useful. Then there’s a history of the undead and how they interact with humans throughout various points in time, such as being seen as demons in the olden days. Finally there is a chapter on how science is tackling zombies, in terms of things like energy supplies, and immortality. A lot happens.I really do think that if zombies were real, then a book on them would turn out somewhat like this. The language was always really informative and descriptive, like a real non-fiction book would need to be.I love the range of zombies covered in this. Some of them seem to be ones that we tend to encounter in the zombie novels of today, and some others are ones from various other mythologies, and some I think are completely new ones made up for this book. The guide section was consistent offering the same information for all of them, unless the information is “unknown”, which while being realistic, was kind of annoying. I wanted to know about these zombies!The illustrations were brightly coloured and consistent, not just greys and greens and reds, what you would expect a zombie book to be like, but quite a lot of colours to make it interesting. The photos included are also relevant.Overall: Strength 3 tea to a book that would be worth consulting as a good source of information if zombies were real