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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor [Hardcover]

Robert Kirkman , Jay Bonansinga
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Oct. 11 2011 The Walking Dead Series (Book 1)
Winner of the 2011 Diamond Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted “Villain of the Year” by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

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Praise for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor:

"Zombie-apocalypse stories are perfect for miserable winter weather regardless, but for those obsessed with The Walking Dead (such as yours truly), this is essential reading. This is the epitome of a page-turner, and makes subway rides just breeze by. And, that end –woof."

“An excellent companion to the The Walking Dead comic books. The story is enriched by the novel format, and the characterization of the series' most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss.”

“This book stands alone and is a compelling read for fans of the series or just fans of zombies. Watch out though, because once you get a taste of the particular Kirkman brand of zombie mayhem, catching up on past issues is just around the corner.”
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“The story makes a great novel. You'll get sucked in and can easily visualize everything that is happening. It's simply a great read.”

“It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not.”

“Not for the faint of heart, this book runs on pressure-cooker suspense, graphically described bloodshed, and dark acts of brutality...This riveting character study adds a new dimension to the oeuvre by fleshing out established characters and plot lines.”
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About the Author

Robert Kirkman is best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics and SKYBOUND. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on AMC’s critically acclaimed television series The Walking Dead.

Jay Bonansinga is a critically acclaimed horror novelist whose works include Perfect Victim, Shattered, Twisted, and Frozen. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised how much I liked this Sept. 8 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I kind of figured, being a fan of the show and the graphic novels, that this book would be a little redundant, but it wasn't. It gives a very interesting back story into one of the most interesting characters in the graphic novels. Really great read for any zombie fan, whether they like the series or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read May 24 2014
If you're a fan of the show you'll love this book.

In this book you get more of an insight on the Governors life and how he came to be the evil person you see in the show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book Feb. 2 2014
By shelley
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of TWD and I thought the book about the Governor was an excellent addition. The book is a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ok Jan. 3 2014
By susan
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
good deal but I choose the wrong book title.. lol was a better deal than the book store though. thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Dead Oct. 8 2013
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Absolutely love this book! It is an amazing read and you learn so much about the govenor! Love Love Love!
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4.0 out of 5 stars not bad for walking dead fans Sept. 24 2013
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Interesting read. You wouldn't have to be a fan to read it. Actually, in some ways, you might be better off to seeing season 3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 11 2013
By Jason
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I enjoy the TV show and the comics as well. I'm not a fan of Spinoffs but I thought I'd give this a try. Starting with the Kindle sample, I was hooked and have to say when I got to the end, my jaw dropped and now I'm on a mission to convince my wife (A fan of the show) to read this as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Dead Rise of the Governor Feb. 27 2013
By Tess
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent book for walking dead fans great spin off story to fill in the blanks!!! Recommend reading the graphic novels of the walking dead first before you read this book.
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