SDSU Collegian: Max Brooks shows how to be ‘practi-cool’ not ‘tacti-cool’

April 25th, 2012

SDSU Collegian
Cat Hill
Wednesday April 25, 2012

One hundred and thirty South Dakota residents are now prepared for a zombie apocalypse thanks to the help of author and zombie expert Max Brooks.

Brooks spoke on Monday, April 23 in the Volstorff Ballroom. His comedic dialogue put many audience members into fits of laughter and for some, tears. No area was safe when it came to Brooks’ narrative.

Brooks has two prominent books: The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Brooks detailed points from the survival guide. The first tip he gave the audience was to forget everything they had ever learned about zombies and battle tactics.

“Do you know why zombies are scary?” he asked those in the crowd. “Because they are the only monsters who will find you. You have to hunt for every other creature in their world, in their cave. But zombies? Oh no. They’ll come to you.”

He asked what the most important thing during a zombie invasion is. One might think a car or a gun, however both are incorrect. The most important item is water.

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