Saturday, 8 October 2016

THE WALKING DEAD: THE FALL OF THE GOVERNOR Part Two by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

4.5 out of 5 stars

Zombie Apocalypse

On Amazon UK HERE
On Goodreads HERE

I didn't think much of Part 1 of The Fall of The Governor (too much grisly brutality for the sake of it, I thought, not enough story, seemed rushed) and nearly didn't bother to read this one, but I'm glad I did, because it was WAY better.  I really enjoyed it and read it nearly all in one go, late at night when my eyes were saying 'go to sleep'.

Taken from the original comic books rather than the TV series, it was interesting to see how the TV series took ideas from this and turned them into different story lines; plot lines in this story were included in both the Woodbury story in Season 3, and Season 4, when The Governor teams up with Tara and co in his new camp.  The Philip Blake of these books is much more overtly terrifying and psychotic than David Morrisey's version, and my only disappointment with this book is that the residents of Woodbury did not learn how he had duped them all into thinking that Rick's group were a bunch of bloodthirsty assassins, as they did in the TV series.  

The second half of the book was absolutely riveting; a continuity error was annoying, as the Woodbury militia seemed to multiply; they started off with 24 but still ended up with about 8 of them going into the prison, even though more than 16 had been killed beforehand - but never mind!  It's very good - if you love the series, you'll like these. 

The Road to Woodbury is reviewed HERE 

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