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The Walking Dead: Bk. 1 : Rise of the Governor

By (author) Robert Kirkman , By (author) Jay Bonansinga

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Based on The Walking Dead graphic novels/comic books and the series starring Andrew Lincoln (Teachers, This Life and Love, Actually) and written/produced by Frank Darabont whose previous credits include The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, this is a new trilogy of books written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, author of Perfect Victim and Shattered. Set in the world created by Robert Kirkman this standalone trilogy is fast-paced, action-packed storytelling about the lengths some men will go to survive. With new characters, new storylines and with the same in-depth character-based plotting that has made the television series such an immediate hit, this trilogy of novels is sure to be a hit with those who love zombies and those who have loved the TV series and comic books.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • 01 Nov 2011
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Tor
  • London
  • English
  • Main Market ed
  • 0330541331
  • 9780330541336
  • 6,578

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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer. His first creation was Battle Pope, which he co-wrote with Tony Moore, and in 2003 they began the comic book series The Walking Dead, set in a George A. Romero zombie movie-inspired world. Jay Bonansinga is a writer of thrillers, whose novels have been translated into nine languages. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his short stories and articles have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He currently lives in Illinois with his wife and two sons, has a Master's in film and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program, as well as the Graduate Writing Program at DePaul University. He can be reached at www.jaybonansinga.com.

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First came the groundbreaking and bestselling comic book series. . . . "Every issue sinks its teeth in you and refuses to let go until the next one comes out."--"Ain't It Cool News"Then came the record-breaking AMC television show. . . . "The best new show on television.""--Entertainment Weekly"And now comes the first in a series of novels exploring the origins of fan favorite characters from "The Walking Dead" universe. . . . "If the comic book writer Robert Kirkman were a superhero, his name might be the Midas Touch.""--The New York Times"In "The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, " the world will finally understand what drove Philip Blake to become . . . The Governor.

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