The Doomsday Survival Handbook {Book Review}

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The Doomsday Survival Handbook: A Bucket List for Every Conceivable Apocalypse ($10.99)

By: David P. Murphy

It’s The End Of The World…So Now What?

It’s a fact: In some form or another, Doomsday is upon us, and you need to be as ready as possible for any and every eventuality. Zombies? Bring ’em on! The Rapture? No problem! Yorggh, the Colossal Moronic Space Creature? Uh, not much can be done there. This book will help you separate the threat from the chaff with its handy dandy checklists and recommendations. While it is important to remember that survival is not guaranteed, this book will certainly* improve your odds of survival.

Discover How To Survive Anything, Including:

•An invasion of space spiders
•The return of dinosaurs
•Global warming
•Man-eating ponies
•The planet eater thing from Star Trek

*Certainty not guaranteed

This book is fun. Weird, wacky fun.

The Doomsday Survival Handbook can serve as a conversation piece or as a simple break from the doldrums of your daily routine. Or, perhaps you’re “into” doomsday scenarios. That’s fine, too. You will also enjoy this book.

Take, for example, the section on “That Plant Eater Thing from Star Trek.” Which, might I add, Murphy refers to as “the only known doomsday device that resembles a mile-long turd.” (That made me giggle.) The “Grim Rating” for this scenario is a 10. The Percentage of Population Affected? “Everyone, everything, everywhere.” Eek.

Murphy conveniently breaks the threats in The Doomsday Survivor Handbook into chapters such as “Invasions,” “Man-Made,” “Cosmic,” and “Naturally Occurring”. We have to prepare for robots and werewolves and killer bees and, well, you get the idea. For each doomsday threat, Murphy provides a bucket list — definitely not the type of bucket lists that you’ve seen before.

This book is not silly, cheap humor — and while it’s not difficult reading, it isn’t written on a 4th grade reading level either. It definitely gets your brain working. I recommend keeping The Doomsday Survival Handbook in mind this holiday season — it would make a great stocking stuffer!

I was not compensated for writing this post. I received a copy of this book for review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

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  1. carla bonesteel says

    My boyfriend and I have been talking about prepping for a while now…I’m starting to get worried, and I’m buying this book, to get us started..thanks for the review!

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