Library Book: The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense
Alright. The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense was a lot better than Volume 4 in my opinion. It's got some nasty stuff in it, but overall the story was just plain better.
Things start out alright. In an attempt to get the generator discovered in Volume 4 working, Rick and the survivors decide to syphon some gas from cars parked outside of the prison. The plan seems to be working, but Rick and Glenn see a helocopter in the sky. The helicopter crashes, and they decide to try to find it (with some help from Michonne). They arrive at the helicopter's crash site just before dark. There are no people present, but they see a lot of footsteps. Having come this far, they decide to continue on in an attempt to find wherever the footsteps came from, reasoning that there must be more survivors around. They find them and are welcomed into the community by the governor. Unfortunately that welcoming isn't exactly warm.
As I said above, this volume has some nasty, nasty things in it. The governor is not someone you want to cross. And he knows they must have come from close by, having reasoned that they arrived on foot without supplies. He wants to know where they've come from and he has every intention of finding out, no matter what the cost.
Despite the nastiness, I did enjoy reading this volume (a lot more than Volume 4). I'm actually quite excited to see what happens in Volume 5 (which I luckily also have and can read right now!)
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.