by Robert Kirkman

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Early this summer, I found myself surprisingly hooked to the hit AMC series The Walking Dead.  I watched all three seasons, and couldn't wait for the fourth one to start this fall.  When I heard about this book, by series writer and producer Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, a horror novelist, I decided to see how it was.  If you are a fan of the television series, you might like this book.  It was nice to learn more about the Governor's past, and what made him into the villain he was in the show.  At the same time, if you have seen the series, you will already know how some things end up.  I thought that made the book incredibly sad and hard to get through.  I found myself not feeling as involved in the story as I might have if I didn't know where things would end.  The book could also be read by people who haven't seen the series or read the comics.  It is a separate story and can stand alone well.  In the book, four men, Philip Blake, his brother Brian, and his two friends, along with Philip's daughter Penny, struggle to find a place to survive through the zombie outbreak.  Traveling across Georgia, they aim to make it to a refugee camp in Atlanta.  The book follows their fight against zombies, while they also try to hold on to what makes them human.     

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