The Walking Dead

Book 1, Days Gone Bye : A Continuing Story of Survival Horror

Kirkman, Robert

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Walking Dead
Police officer Rick Grimes is shot on the job and wakes up a month later to find that the world that he knows is gone. Zombies have taken over and are killing and eating those who are still alive. He sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA. : Image Comics, c2011
ISBN: 9781582406190
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC K
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.


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May 15, 2013
  • Octillion rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read the book after watching the first 3 seasons of the AMC show. Compared to the show, the settings are the same (Atlanta, the camp, etc), but the characters are a lot different so it changes the story completely... and not in a bad way.

If you love the show, you should totally read the books. It's also a great read for the summer or a busy schedule because it's easy to start and stop without feeling lost.

Feb 02, 2013
  • Coasterboi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. I loved the series, and the book just blew me away. This is as good if not better than the TV Series. Although, the book is fast paced. The TV show slowed it down, and added many layers of stories. I will read the rest of the book for sure!

Jan 06, 2013
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Horrible! Just horribly sexist and written. I couldn't get past the fact that Lori knew she couldn't get past the first year of college and simply dropped out. I would love to say the show and the novels are two different things. Sadly, the same vein of sexism holds true in the show.

Jul 02, 2012

Great series, love love love it!

Jun 26, 2012
  • COLENE MARIE ANDERSON rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wow they really like to kill people off-I wonder if anyone will be left by the end?

Jun 01, 2012
  • BlueMoonGirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

After Volume 3, I didn't know where the story would lead. I have to say I was disappointed with Volume 4- storyline just left me flat. I'm continuing on in hopes of the next one being better.

May 02, 2011
  • Read_at_MarkhamPL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great zombie comic. After I finished reading it, I was afraid to walk in to another room in fear of finding a zombie there! ;D
I would like to read the next installment, but I think I'd be too scared. hehe.

Dec 15, 2010

Zombies! "Rich with complex characters and situations, full of gasp-inducing plot twists, it's no wonder AMC chose to make a TV series based on this graphic novel series."
Top 10 Books of 2010: Amber Elbon, newsletter/web producer

Nov 14, 2010
  • mymarkhamlibrarytrstn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow i never knew the library had this book


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Jan 06, 2013
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Jun 26, 2012
  • COLENE MARIE ANDERSON rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 11, 2012
  • COLENE MARIE ANDERSON rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not as much about the zombies in the volume- more about the folks in the story and how they deal with life in prison. New character of Michone and her samurai sword.


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