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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MPL Book Trailer #11: The Zombie Survival Guide

Here is a tongue-in-cheek look at zombies in our book trailer about The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead, by Max Brooks (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1st ed., © 2003). The book is a parody of the Y2K melt-down survival guides (and other post-apocalyptic survival manuals) that have been popular during the past 15 years. Zombies, like vampires, are popular fiction, and this book presents its subject matter in as straight-faced and deadpan a fashion as possible. That's no mean feat; it takes a gifted writer to carry off good satire. Brooks does that, and then some, in this clever, engaging parody.






About the Book Trailer's Artwork

Original zombie drawings were created by Brian Mills of Mooresville, Indiana. He is a student at the Art Institute of Indianapolis.



About the Book Trailer's Soundtrack

Live performance (February 18, 2010) of "Starmap to Orion" (2009), composed and arranged by Danny Buckley. Performed at Millikin University's Student Composers' Forum III in Kaeuper Hall, School of Music. Conductor: John Stafford II. Musicians: Chris Petterson & Robert Stein, electric cellos; Scott Agner, electric guitar; Neil Johnson, electric bass; Nick Murphy, drums.

To see a high resolution YouTube video of this performance, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLfNEM4VDQ (a low resolution video is also available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFEG9LjesI ).


Bill Buckley
MPL Indiana Room Librarian
billb@mooresville.lib.in.us

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