Dave Riley's Reviews > The Walking Dead, Vol. 03: Safety Behind Bars

The Walking Dead, Vol. 03 by Robert Kirkman
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Aug 08, 2012

really liked it
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Read in August, 2012

Luv dem zombies. Always a great excuse for a story line. What Walking Dead does is use the zombie menace to drive some tense drama within the 'community' of non zombies. A zombie apocalypse is guaranteed angst -- and you thought you had problems! There is also an Americana play out in the series that makes for some curious political depth as zombie-ism serves to cause other social pathologies to fester, and while a bullet to the brain may resolve a few issues with pestering zombies, among the surviving humans fixing things ain't so easy to come by.

Voilent in a indulgent cowboyish style, The Walking Dead is a contemplation on a world without government or protocols as the living try to remake their culture and raison d'etre over the fetid corpses of the undead. While its libertarian indulgences seem oh so American, theres' enough nuance and depth here to make us all wonder about the 'what if' factor.

I'm hooked.

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