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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid adaptation
The second novel in the Walking Dead adaptations, The Road to Woodbury does not disappoint. Following on from the climactic end to Rise of the Governor, this Walking Dead novel takes it into the Governor's community as Lilly becomes the latest inhabitant.
As the novel begins, Lilly is living in a makeshift encampment with her friend Josh. Josh is busy hammering...
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3.0 out of 5 stars woodbury
the walking dead, road to woodbury is a good read if you like zombie's and the walking dead season's you should enjoy the book. the reason I think its a 3 star is because I enjoyed it more when the characters are on the road, I enjoyed the 1st book more because of this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars woodbury, 31 July 2013
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the walking dead, road to woodbury is a good read if you like zombie's and the walking dead season's you should enjoy the book. the reason I think its a 3 star is because I enjoyed it more when the characters are on the road, I enjoyed the 1st book more because of this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid adaptation, 23 May 2013
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Ms. Theresa M. Derwin (Birmingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (Paperback)
The second novel in the Walking Dead adaptations, The Road to Woodbury does not disappoint. Following on from the climactic end to Rise of the Governor, this Walking Dead novel takes it into the Governor's community as Lilly becomes the latest inhabitant.
As the novel begins, Lilly is living in a makeshift encampment with her friend Josh. Josh is busy hammering stakes into tents to secure the area when the dead attack the compound. Josh is left to tackle the onslaught as Lilly runs and hides, unable to face the threat. But as the threat is soon dealt with and Josh emerges unscathed, Lilly can't cope with the guilt of leaving him to defend himself. By some miracle, Lilly saves a few children hiding with them, but one of the teenagers is turned, and the father blames Lilly for being unable to save his girl. During the funeral he takes her aside and attacks her, breaking her ribs and Josh dives in to protect her. Following these events, Josh, Lilly and a small number of survivors leave the compound and head off in the wilderness, which will lead them eventually to Woodbury.
All of this action takes place in just a couple of chapters, and this is just right, as their arrival at Woodbury and the development of that community is what grips the reader. The threat of winter is approaching, the small group entering Woodbury has nothing, and they have to rely on the community to keep them warm, safe and alive, away from the walking dead.
This novel is very much about establishing the character dynamics as much as the action taking place. Speaking of action; it is bloody, visceral and brutal. Yet the text itself is also poetic and poignant at times. Bonansinga's text, in conjunction with Kirkman's story creates a truly enjoyable background to the comic books and the TV series, enabling us more insight into the Governor's motivations, the depth of variety of characters in Woodbury and the tension slowly building in the compound.
Lilly, who is the focus viewpoint of the novel, grows into a strong, powerful woman who jumps up from the page, just as Josh, who is physically powerful, is quite a gentle character yet a vibrant presence in the novel. At the end of the book characters have changed, developed and adopted new priorities. This is a good, solid adaptation that adds to the whole Walking Dead universe.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid stenchy read, 3 July 2013
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A different angle on the Walking Dead Universe which gets a thumbs up from this fan of the comic and the TV show. As such it is limited by certain constraints (eg I know which characters are definitely going to survive!) - but yet it still manages to be an enthralling read (and is a distinct improvement on the 'Rise of the Governor').

The main character, Lilly, is an engaging young woman with many of the frailties that one would expect of anyone thrust into a Zombie Apocalypse, and as so instantly grabs the reader's attention as we live through the increasingly bleak world along with her.

All in all this is a good read even if you aren't familiar with the WD World, and works just as well as a one-off read - 4 stars out of 5. It loses one point for a rather weak ending which feels somewhat forced.

NB - There are a few concepts which TWD and other Zombie stories haven't covered which I'm saving for my own Zombie novel when I get around to it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, it was alright., 19 July 2013
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We all know that some people are born with a lack of fear and a strong instinct to survive; and some are not.

Lilly's journey within the book is somewhat padded out but the emotions and details are somewhat necessary to really put you in her shoes.

As for the events in Woodbury, it gives an additional insight into the Governor and I did enjoy the book but it could have been better.

It is worth the read but it doesn't have that re-read factor to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good easy read, 8 Jan. 2013
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Really good book & super easy to read but leaves you wanting to know more! Really good to see a new perspective in the horror that's in the story. Would like to have had more of the "Governor's " Perspextive especially why he took the head of a certain character? that part is not explained. did he just not like him??
also when will the next one be out & will that include characters that we see on the tv show?? Ie. Merle!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Background rather than revelation, 6 Oct. 2014
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Not bad but the first book was an origin story whereas most people know what will happen at Woodbury. The first bit is the strongest where survivors are trying to band together and keep alive, characters are given some depth and we start to care about them. Finally they make it to Woodbury to find that 'safety' means different things to different people.

So an easy read but with not much insight or depth.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Guberbnatirial revelations, 4 Mar. 2013
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Kirkman's writing style is probably much better suited to comics; the prose is theis is less polished, and the constantly switching of viewpoins, which works perfectly in the graphic novel/TV script media, can be a little jarring compared to more "writerly" novelists. That siad, the action is non-stop, and filling in the backstory on the Walking Dead universe is more than welcome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, Great for Walking Dead fans, 2 Feb. 2013
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This book gives the story of another survivor but at half way links into previous book and they seem to follow, cant figure out if this will be in tv show but gives good bacckground to some of the characters and builds a better picture for walking dead fans, would recommend, keep checking for the next book realease cant seem to find one hope this wasn't the last!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story!!, 30 May 2014
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Ok I love watching the walking dead and now I love the novels.

Opens your eyes to characters that you really didnt get much info on in the TV show.

There are some slight changes if you have only just watched it on tv but I would say the changes are for the better.

Buy a copy and read it as you wont be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for fans, 11 Jun. 2014
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If you don't know much about the walking dead then you might find it a bit boring. But apart from that it has great tension and will leave you wondering until the last page
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