Suz's Reviews > The Walking Dead, Vol. 05: The Best Defense

The Walking Dead, Vol. 05 by Robert Kirkman
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May 19, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels, horror, science-fiction, zombies, borrowed, post-apocalyptic
Recommended for: James
Read on May 19, 2012

I upgraded from 2 stars... I'm not real thrilled with a few scenes from the graphic novel, but they did introduce new plots, people, etc, and I always appreciate forward movement.

Our intrepid little heroes see something, go out to investigate and find a settlement not too far away. And we're introduced to the Governor and his rather fucked up society (of course, it's not quite that black and white, but him being fucked up is rather solidly colored, so he's not much more than a two dimensional evil character - he even has a goatee to prove it!).

I want to dock a score because of the rapeyness. It's not even just a little rape, but full on torture rape. I suppose it could have been worse, but since it's all family friendly torture porn in this book, I suppose they couldn't show more than they did. I dislike rapeyness, sure the society is brutal and ugly and all that, and I would fully (and sadly) expect rape to happen, I'm just not a fan of it in books for just shock's sake.
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