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The Zombie Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book For Fighting the Living Dead by Roger Ma : Review


The Zombie Combat Manual provided potential zombie fighters with comprehensive instructions on how to do battle in the inevitable outbreak of an undead plague. However, even the most comprehensive advice is useless without study and practice.

Thus, the Institute for Undead Combat Studies has created an essential field handbook to help combatants of the walking dead hone their fighting skills, ensuring maximum preparedness for the zombie apocalypse. This interactive guide includes:
Detailed technique illustrations, anatomical diagrams, and zombie combat drawings you can color
Puzzles and brain exercises to help remember key combat terminology
Work pages on making the right choices during an undead outbreak
and much more!
Anyone can become an effective warrior against the walking dead. Make sure you’re ready to fight when the time comes—or prepare to join the zombie horde…

When I first accepted the offer to review this title, I didn’t take the time to consider the fact that not only had I never reviewed a colouring book before, I also had no idea how to review one. What would I say? That the lines were especially easy to stay within, without being too confining to ones artistic creativity? That the outlines of the undead creatures were really inspiring, and that I didn’t put down my crayons until even the gaps in the letters were filled in?

Fair warning, it will try to make you do exercise.


Fortunately, after going through The Zombie Combat Field Guide, I found that my worries were (mostly) unfounded. This activity book was a delight, and I enjoyed it.

Receiving this activity book in the mail was the most excited I’d ever been about receiving a colouring book in years. There’s more to this little booklet than meets the eyes.. There are questionnaires and trivia, and illustrated guides. All for the sole purpose of getting you prepared for the hoards of the undead.

This is something that primarily pre-teen/young teenage boys would enjoy the most. Scratch that. No. This is an essential item for every zombie lover, with a desire to spend an evening colouring, and learning their role in the apocalyptic world. You will finish this activity book with a working knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of your enemy. You’ll know how best to defeat them, and what weapons will be able your best option. In short, if you’ve ever wondered where the best place to stab a zombie in the head is for maximum effectiveness, then this is for you.

The Zombie Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book For Fighting the Living Dead by Roger Ma was released today, January 6th 2015.

I received a free copy of this publication from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rebecca created The Arched Doorway back in 2011 as an outlet for her thoughts on the books she reads. She spends her time as a freelance editor and reviewer. Her first anthology, Neverland's Library, came out in 2014 from Ragnarok Publications. Rebecca primarily reads historical and epic fantasy novels, such as those by Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Christian Cameron and Terry Brooks. She lives in Toronto, ON with her two snakes and hundreds of books.

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