Book Number 34: Next book: The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

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Last of the year…

Next book: The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

Next book: The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

139 pages
Genre Fiction (Graphic Novel – Horror)
Wednesday 24th December – Friday 26th December (3 days)
2 afternoon, 1 evening.

Hot on the heels of the last volume, I picked up this one… we see the group move away from the farm after the disastrous events of the last volume, and stumble upon a prison. The group start to make their way through, clearing each block and securing, in the hope that this is the perfect place for them to settle, and Lori to have her baby.

However, as you would expect, things don’t go according to plan, and the group find some surviving prisoners who are not all as innocent as you would expect… things start going horribly wrong, and the group also discover that whether you die at the hands of a zombie or not, you still turn…

Again, another great instalment of the series, perfectly timed and tense, with a great look into human nature and how we act when faced with disaster. Artwork was amazing again as well!

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Book Number 23: The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

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I’ve been looking forward to this…

The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

144 pages
Genre Fiction (Graphic Novel – Horror)
Wednesday 11th June  (1 day)
1 morning.

Awesome. The artwork is fantastic, I could barely tear my eyes away. I was extremely impressed by the artwork in this book. And on top of that, the story was great.

I finished watching season 3 of the TV series a few days before I started this and I was feeling a little sad and bereft, so I decided to start this series to try and fill the hole. I was a little worried about how it would stand up to the TV series but I shouldn’t have done.

I devoured this in one sitting one morning over breakfast. The set up is fairly straight forward, Rick is a cop who gets shot, wakes up from a coma in an abandoned hospital and slowly discovers the world has been taken over by zombies. He eventually discovers a group of survivors outside Atlanta, who miraculously contains his wife and son, and best friend Shane.

There is the obvious story of the zombies, the issues of survival etc. but also the development of the characters and their relationships to each other. Very interesting, and by the end of this volume, very different from the first season… which I think is good! (I don’t want to read a carbon copy of what I’ve watched).

If you like zombies as a genre, then it’s likely you have heard, of read already or at least seen this but I still think it’s very good so far and would recommend it to anyone who likes this genre. Well written, amazing artwork, and kept me on the edge of my seat till the last page.

Next book:  Island of the Sequined Nun by Christopher Moore