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The Walking Dead, Book One by Robert Kirkman
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Jul 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: apocalyptic, contemporary-fiction, graphic-novel, horror
Read on July 27, 2011

First Line: "This is NOT good."

I actually read the first half of this one previously, but had to wait so long for the following volumes, due to the popularity of the TV show, that I went ahead and refreshed my memory. The graphic novel and show are so different that I am finding it easy to distinguish the two in my mind, which is nice. Kirkman definitely delves into the darker aspects of humanity. The story as a whole follows Rick, the undesignated leader of a group of refugees in search of a safe haven. However, they all discover as they travel in the wasteland that was Georgia that they are capable of things they never could have imagined. The story also looks at the fact that when you are forced to do violence, even for good reasons, the violence begins to darken your soul and change your worldview to be more violent. I am excited (and nervous) to see what will happen to the group in the next few volumes.
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