Series ~ The Walking Dead, Books 1-7
Author ~ Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Publisher ~ Image Comics
Published ~ various listed below
Genre ~ Graphic Novel/Horror/Post Apocalyptic
My Rating ~ 3 bites out of 5
This series of graphic novels follows cop Rick Grimes, his family and other humans as they attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse.
My daughter wanted to read this series so with all the hype about the tv show (which we haven't watched) we decided to read it together. And by together, I mean I picked them up at the library, she devoured them and then let me read them.
I'm not a big fan of horror, but I do like zombies and paranormal stories. This series of graphic novels is well-written and illustrated and the story keeps you turning the pages. However, I'm not a fan of all the bad things that have happened to Rick and everyone else. Jeez, can't they ever catch a break? After what happened at the end of Book Four I said I wasn't going to read any more, but my daughter wanted to see what came next, so onward we read. Now, after the end of Book Seven, I'm at that point again. Really? Just...really?! It might be a good thing that the library hasn't acquired Book Eight or I would have given up. How much more depressing can this story get? As it is, since I have to wait who knows how long for the library to buy the book, I'll probably pick it up when they do.
I'm told the show isn't like the graphic novels. Is it more depressing or less? If it's more, I don't want to watch it. If it's more positive then I might give it a go.
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