The Walking Dead: Book One
This hardcover features the first 2 stories of the hit series along with the covers in one oversized hardcover volume. It is perfect for long-time fans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fend off the walking dead.
Hello bookworms and welcome back to another book chat! Today will be a short and sweet review of the first graphic novel I’ve ever read… The Walking Dead. I’m a big fan of zombies and The Walking Dead in general (thanks to the computer game) and I literally snatched this off the library shelf to read it! It was entertaining and lived up to most of what I expected it to be.
Before I forget, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was very entertaining, the story was fast-paced, gritty and dramatic and there were moments where my heart was racing. It didn’t scare me though, which I’m grateful for (I treasure my sleep time).
I love the artwork in this graphic novel. It’s very detailed and the zombies look incredibly disturbing. However, in some moments for me, I couldn’t distinguish the emotions the characters were experiencing. Sometimes it would look like they were furious, but their words do not match up. I got slightly confused because of this. I also wish it was in colour, instead of black and white! I personally would have LOVED it in colour, with the colour of the blood and such (I’m not a freak, I promise).
The characters were great. They weren’t flat and they were all different. Rick is our main character in this book and he is a police officer. He is technically the glue keeping his group together. He is calm and collected most times and he is desperately trying to keep his wife and son safe. But he is also kind and wants to help anyone he can along the way. He was honestly the only character I could connect with here, and there are many other minor characters within this book.
I do not recommend this book to those under 16 years of age. It’s quite explicit and sometimes I found some of the things promoted in this book a little disturbing. But I guess it reflects what happens when the whole world goes crazy. People go crazy. It’s logical that people would do insane things when it’s the end of the world and what happened in this novel reflected that.
Some of the scenes were so gory and the death of some characters had me gasping. Some scene I was literally squirming in my seat! I can just imagine how gory it would be in colour! (And it would be awesome!)
So that is all for this book chat! I hope it wasn’t all over the place, it’s quite hard to review graphic novels! But I did my best and I hope I interested you in this graphic novel. Have you read The Walking Dead books? Have you read any of the individual volumes? What did you think of it? I’d love you hear your thoughts.
~ josiethebookworm xoxo