Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Gotta Read It: The Walking Dead...Rise of the Governor


This book was amazing! The book was written by Robert Kirkman (the man, the myth, the legend) and Jay Bonansinga (his debut novel The Black Mariah was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award ooooo..... ahhhhhh) and I read this shit in two sittings, that's how good it was.

Those of you familiar with the Walking Dead comic book series will recognize the "Governor", the crazy, cut throat, torturing rapist, diesal ass mofo in charge of the town of Woodburry. Well, this book is the story of how he becomes the Governor, not just in name but in mind, body, and soul (or the lack there of).

The story chronicles the hardships of four men and a little girl, (well at least that's how many begin the journey) from the very beginning of the plague that turns people into flesh hungry zombies, as the group travels into and out of Atlanta, into the country side for a stay, then off to the discovery of the crumbling town of Woodbury.

It is nonstop action and shows one man's decent into madness, another man's struggle with loyalty and righteousness, and another man's struggle with his own cowardliness and weakness; all the while trying to keep a little girl safe, sane, and feed. Full of gains and losses, bad mistakes and near misses, opportunities and twists of fate, and of course tons of blood, guts, and gore.

This is not a STAND ALONE and it ends with you wanting more! However, the next book in the series; The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury is not being released until fucking October. BBLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

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