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Events Wed Oct 20 2010


Just like cupcakes and bacon, zombies are trendy (and, also like cupcakes and bacon, some might argue that it's not just a trend). But cult favorites like Dawn of the Dead, World War Z, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies all feature the brain-eaters as the antagonists. Scott Kenemore, zombie enthusiast, takes a different route with his books, which look to zombie behavior for ways to better our lives.

His recent manual, The Art of Zombie Warfare: How to Kick Ass Like the Walking Dead, for example, offers advice like, "If you want to fight like a zombie, you need to begin by thinking of ways to withstand massive amounts of damage." And "A zombie army is always moving." My personal favorite -- and one I'm going to heed tonight, probably: "Fight like you're already dead."

On October 21 the rather prolific Kenemore -- he's published five books in four years -- reads from his new-new book, which combines two of everybody's favorite villains: The Code of the Zombie Pirate: How to Become an Undead Master of the High Seas. Join him at the DePaul Center Barnes and Noble, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., 6pm.

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Brian Pucket / October 21, 2010 9:35 AM

Zombies rule!

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