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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)
Derek (ireland) Landy
Progress: 24/288 pages
V for Vendetta
David Lloyd, Alan Moore
Progress: 30/296 pages
Woken Furies
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 408/565 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 166/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 164/448 pages
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 - Cliff Rathburn, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman

I found it impossible to read this without constantly comparing it to the TV show which led me to it.

Plot-wise, the show matches the source only in the broadest strokes. TV has also done what TV and film usually needs to do and cut and conflated characters from the source material. What I didn't really expect is that the changes would lead to more compelling characters with greater depth. It's usually the other way round.

The mysterious phenomenon where-by Rick's moral and practical decision making is immediately shown to be right by events is all present and slightly annoying, though.

Nevertheless, it's an addictive experience and I find myself prepared to shell out the alarming price for subsequent volumes.