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The Brain Eater's Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated Zombie
J.D. McGhoul and Pat Kilbane
Mythodrome Inc., 160 pages

The Brain Eater's Bible
Pat Kilbane
Best known for his work as a comedic actor, Pat Kilbane began his career playing the Anti-Kramer in the Superman-themed Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry." From there he spent three years as a series regular on Fox's Mad TV and appeared in films such as Evolution, Meet Dave, and Day of the Dead.

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A review by David Maddox

Zombies, zombies everywhere, but what are they to eat? According to J.D. McGhoul (with the help of former MAD-TV star Pat Kilbane) Brains of course! With the continual growth of zombies in popular culture, The Brain-Eater's Bible takes position on the opposite side of the fence and tells the story from the zombie point of view.

This well crafted, full-color hardcover "Guide" to understanding your place as a smart zombie in the new brain-eater infested post-apocalyptic world is actually a tie in with an interactive mobile-application app that features all the pictures, journal and breakdown of the book, as well as videos and interactive 3D model of the human skull (and best places to access the brain), animated schematics, commentary and visuals of the zombie virus attacking human cells.

The book itself is a must if you're a zombie-phile or looking to become one of the undead, provided you're lucky enough to retain most of your cognitive functions. It tells the story of a lab tech named J.D. who, having become infected with the PACE virus, embraces his zombiness and creates this literature to help others of his kind in the coming war between mankind and zombie.

The reader gets the low-down on zombie physiology, tactics for catching living humans, or "freshies" as McGhoul refers to them, the different kinds of weapons out there and how to defend against them, and a rather graphic and eerily well-thought out description of the human brain, its different parts and how they taste.

Told very tongue-in-cheek, the book features many fun color photographs, make up by Star Trek: DS9 effects expert Dean C. Jones and humorous asides on zombie "culture" as well as advice and anecdotes from McGhoul. It's a fun read and a fine looking collector's piece for any zombie fan.

Copyright © 2011 David Maddox

David Maddox
Science fiction enthusiast David Maddox has been Star Trek characters, the Riddler in a Batman stunt show and holds a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. He has written several articles for various SF sites as well as the Star Wars Insider and the Star Trek Communicator. He spends his time working on screenplays and stories while acting on stage, screen and television. He can sometimes be seen giving tours at Universal Studios Hollywood and playing Norman Bates.

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