Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna

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Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead Read 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.

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ISBN : 0062666134
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Betty rated it ★★★★★

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...

Terrell rated it ★★★★★

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!

Joseph rated it ★★★★★

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...

Julia rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Karen rated it ★★★★☆

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.

Angela rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2018

As a huge fan of the comics and the tv show, I loved this book. A great look at the making of the tv show, how it correlates with the comics, and break downs of episodes. Thank you so much for writing this book. Hope another one is in the works for future episodes.

Ami rated it ★★★★★

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...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

February 18, 2018

Guts : The Anatomy Of The Walking Dead is a guide of everything that celebrates the show, the characters and why The Walking Dead has such a huge following. As Paul Vigna digs into the Guts of what has made The Walking Dead so popular with story lines, characters and why this has turned into a hu...

Mkittysamom rated it ★★★★★

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...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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