First Lines Friday: 21st August

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Copy and paste the text and banner (or make your own!) above for your own First Lines Fridays posts.

The dead walk among us.  Zombies, ghouls – no matter what their label – these somnambulists are the greatest threat to humanity, other than humanity itself.  To call them predators and us prey would be inaccurate.  They are a plague, and the human race their host.

Curious?  Read on to find out which book this extract is from…



The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Goodreads | The Book Depository


Don’t be reckless with your most precious asset – life.  This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it.  The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved one against the living dead.

Have you read this book?  Have you ever chosen to read a book based purely on an extract?  Share your experiences!

Also, if you want to try First Lines Fridays yourself, comment your book teasers below, or just pingback if you write your own post, so I can check it out!  View more first lines here.

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