Read Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead Online Free - In this first and only guide to AMC’s exceptional hit series The Walking Dead, the Wall Street Journal’s Walking Dead columnist celebrates the show, its storylines, characters, and development, and examines its popularity and cultural resonance.
From its first episode, The Walking Dead took fans in the United States and across the world by storm, becoming the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. After each episode airs, Paul Vigna writes a widely read column in which he breaks down the stories and considers what works and what doesn’t, and tries to discern the small details that will become larger plot points.
So how did a basic cable television show based on Robert Kirkman's graphic comic series, set in an apocalyptic dog-eat-dog world filled with flesh-eating zombies and even scarier human beings, become a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon? Why is the show such a massive hit? In this playful yet comprehensive guide, Vigna dissect every aspect of The Walking Dead to assess its extraordinary success.
In the vein of Seinfeldia,Vigna digs into the show’s guts, exploring its roots, storyline, relevance for fans and the wider popular culture, and more. He explores how the changing nature of television and media have contributed to the show’s success, and goes deep into the zombie genre, delineating why it’s different from vampires, werewolves, and other monsters. He considers why people have found in zombies a mirror for their own fears, and explains how this connection is important to the show’s popularity. He interviews the cast and crew, who share behind-the-scenes tales, and introduces a cross-section of its diverse and rabid viewership, from fantasy nerds to NFL stars. Guts is a must have for every Walking Dead fan.
|Title||:||Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead|
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August 30, 2017
I am obsessed with The Walking Dead.
That's right. I said it. OBSESSED. I own the entire series, and I make it a point to buy it as soon as I see it hit the shelf. When the latest season isn't airing (IS IT OCTOBER YET?!), I binge watch the show from start to finish—once a month. (And no, I don't...
September 30, 2017
If you LOVE The WALKING DEAD as much as I do then you need to snag a copy of this book immediately!
October 08, 2017
I didn't really know what I was getting into when I picked this book up since I only watched a few minutes of one of the episodes, but I sure am glad I did pick it up.Paul Vigna from the Wall Street Journal knows how to review and analyze a show so that you really get engrossed in what you are re...
October 29, 2017
I read this before, while and after watching episode 100 of this popular television show, of which I have read some of the novels based on it, all of the compendiums that I know about and the after show The Talking Dead. Yeah, I’m a fan.
The zombie apocalypse is the setting of The Walking Dead s...
November 07, 2017
Fun read despite some glaring mistakes (Tara was holed up with her sister, NIECE (not nephew) and father). Would have been nice to have had some photos but otherwise, interesting for fans like myself.
October 17, 2017
I would like to first thank Dey Street Books and Goodreads for this free advanced reader copy of Guts to read and review.
This book is a must for any and all Walking Dead fans. This book takes you through all 7 seasons leading up to the premiere of season 8 (October 2017). Each section starts wit...
January 06, 2018
I love the opinions of the author, and recaps of the whole series so far! There was explanations for behind the scenes stuff and how the author met some of the walking dead characters/actors at walking con! It was really awesome to see how much the Walking Dead related too real life and how many...
November 08, 2017
Pretty good quick read. Not too much I didn’t know about The Walking Dead but entertaining otherwise. I was at Walker Stalker Con in Charlotte but I would like to mention that the actors aren’t really there for fans....unless you want to shell out 40 bucks (the cheapest) for an autograph. If you...
November 26, 2017
Fans of the Walking Dead already know the show isn't really about the zombies. It's the characters, and the persistent question, what would you do if the world ended as we know it? I enjoyed this analysis of the cultural, psychological, religious, and philosophical messages and dilemmas of the sh...
October 15, 2017
This is a signed copy from NYCC 2017. I got to meet the author and talk with him which always makes the books more enjoyable. I am obsessed with The Walking Dead and this was so neat to see other perspectives of people and their thoughts on this show. He does a lot of research, way more I would e...