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The Insomniac Reader

Books and snarky commentary inspired by insomnia induced reading marathons.



The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury - Jay Bonansinga, Robert Kirkman -I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway-

Considering that Goodreads would not let me post a review four times now, I'm going to assume that it found this book about has riveting as I did.


I can honestly barely remember what happened in this book. Something about zombies, right? It was all I could do to keep on reading instead of just finding a point on the wall and staring into the distance.

The characters were poorly developed, and while I don't necessarily have to "like" the characters of the book, I have to at least give a shit about what happens to them.

The story itself read like a Zombie Apocalypse Grocery List.

1. Zombies
2. Scream
3. Flee
4. Find sheltar
5. Ammo
6. Booze
7. Food stuff
8. List the things discussed instead of actual discussion.
9. Any dialogue should be as boring as humanly possible.

This is not a good way to build up tension.


In fact it kind of puts me to sleep. Such a short book, and yet it felt like I was wasting several lifetimes reading it. I almost gave up on it after awhile.

For people who are new to Robert Kirkman might do well to stay away from this book. It doesn't show his talents at all. We all win some and lose some I suppose.