Book Review: The Walking Dead, Book Seven by Robert Kirkman (Series, #7) (Graphic Novel)
The people at the settlement quickly discover that the new group headed by Rick has a lot more knowledge, experience, and ability with the zombies than they themselves do. But they also snap easily. Is their twitchiness warranted or not?
I was pleasantly surprised by the direction this entry in the series went. I was fully expecting the Rick group to be totally violent and messed up and expelled from the settlement. Instead we see that they can sometimes over-react, but still have their humanity intact and actually have a smart level of caution. This allows for the story within the settlement to continue on, further taking us in a fresh direction.
I am unhappy with the direction the Glenn/Maggie relationship has taken. I don’t think their original relationship was just about having hot hot sex in the prison like both characters insinuate, and I also don’t like that Maggie is now a big ball of tears while Glenn constantly traipses off. These were a good couple! No reason to ruin them, agh! Plus, how often to do we get a healthy Asian Male/White Female relationship in books? Approximately never? Can we please just leave Maggie/Glenn alone? *sighs* However, I am happy that Maggie eventually stands up to Rick in protecting Sophia, so I will withhold judgment until the next installment.
What everyone is hoping for, of course, is an excellent zombie scene, and this entry delivers. We have people crossing on a rope over a zombie hoard, the hoard invading the camp, and an epic fight off the zombies scene. These all have the excellent artwork we’ve come to expect.
The ending of the book had a great message and left me hungry for more. (haha) In fact I just may have to subscribe to the comics. *twitch*
Overall, this is a great entry in the series that takes the story on an unexpected twist plus has pages and pages of zombies for fans to drool over.
5 out of 5 stars
Previous Books in Series:
The Walking Dead, Book One (review)
The Walking Dead, Book Two (review)
The Walking Dead, Book Three (review)
The Walking Dead, Book Four (review)
The Walking Dead, Book Five (review)
The Walking Dead, Book Six (review)