Wikipedia+: The Walking Dead (TV series) [NOOK Book]

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What happens after the end of the world? When all of society has ...
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Overview

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. It's close to 4,000 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

What happens after the end of the world? When all of society has collapsed, and any sense of safety is fleeting or illusory, is it possible to survive while still remaining fundamentally human both literally and figuratively? Its questions like these that have propelled AMCs The Walking Dead in the ratings upon its record-shattering debut in fall of 2010. Since then, the series has been as irresistible and tasty for viewers as said viewers would be to the man-eating creatures in the show.

Adapted from a comic book created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead is a visually and emotionally visceral depiction of mans downfall in the aftermath of a horrifying zombie apocalypse. Starring Andrew Lincoln in the lead role of Georgia sheriff Rick Grimes, the show is currently in the midst of its second season, and continues to enthrall audiences with its somber meditations on violence, religion, humanity, and inhumanity - all woven in with gut-wrenching (and gut-munching) bouts of zombie violence proving the very definition of bloody good TV.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years.

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After steadily building buzz upon its 2003 debut, the notion of transitioning The Walking Dead to the screen swiftly gained traction, especially with the recent release of 2004s Dawn of the Dead remake, and Shaun of the Dead. George Romeros return to zombie territory with Land of the Dead (2005) also proved the vitality of the genre. When pondering the possibility of his property becoming a movie or TV show, Kirkman said in a 2010 interview, I wasnt dying for it to happen. It was just, if it happened, thats great.

Finally, in late 2009, a live action television series based on The Walking Dead was announced as being in development by filmmaker Frank Darabont (no stranger to adaptations himself, having previously brought three Stephen King novels to the screen, including 1993s The Shawshank Redemption) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (whose collaborations with famed director James Cameron on The Terminator and Aliens remain some of the most beloved and masterful mergers of sci-fi and horror of all time).

A longtime admirer of the genre, Darabont professed to interviewer Alan Sepinwall that hed always had the love of zombies gene. An avowed fan of the comic series, he had been circling the property since as early as 2005. After several fruitless years of trying to sell various studios and production companies on the idea of a serialized, open-ended zombie epic a fairly revolutionary idea at the time, Darabont joined forces with Hurd, who saw the same promise in the premise that he did...

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CHAPTER OUTLINE

Wikipedia+: The Walking Dead (TV series)
+ Introduction
+ The Comic Book
+ The TV Series
+ The First Season
+ ...and much more
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014270939
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 865,846
  • File size: 469 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years. He is co-author of Quirk Books' Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and his work has been featured in Q-News, Illume, and The Huffington Post. He is also contributing editor at Altmuslimah.com. Since 2004, his blog ZakisCorner.com has been a one-stop forum for musings on news, media, politics, and pop culture, nominated for "Best Blog" by the Brass Crescent Awards in 2010 and 2011, and included in the Top 35 Political Blogs of 2010 by BestBloggers.org.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Do not buy this book! There must be problems or it is a rip-off

    Do not buy this book! There must be problems or it is a rip-off. I received 53 white pages and a cover page. No type at all. Just blank pages. I will be visiting my local B&N to have this checked out.

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