As the other reviews mention, this book is seemingly dry. It's written as if the book is non-fiction, which is hilarious on so many levels. At my full-time, big-girl job, I frequently write about the empending zombie apocalypse and urge customers to prepare themselves! There was even a point in time where I, myself, was taking the book way to seriously. I was running down check lists and trying to remember tips so that I would be a surviver. I'm not sure who to recommend this to. It's not the brain-eater horror book zombie lovers expect. I would say, if you're not digging it in the first few pages, put it down and move on, but try it out.
A more detailed, in-depth, review to come. Once it's published on my blog, I will link it here.
**EDIT** Blog post here: http://unkomminsense.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/my-year-in-books-the-zombie-survival-guide-by-max-brooks-book-10/