Friday, 23 October 2015

The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book by David Hawcock and Becca Zerkin

The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book
By David Hawcock and Becca Zerkin
Published by Insight Editions (12 November 2015)
ISBN: 978-1608874446

My verdict
The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book is an amazing work of art. I'm a really big fan of the TV series, so I was very excited to be given the opportunity to review this book.

When I first opened the book, all I could say was 'wow' for a while. Yes, it's gory. Yes, it's violent and graphic. But then if you watch The Walking Dead, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

There are only five pages. But they're big ones. The closed book measures 24 cm x 28 cm. Open, it's around 47 cm x 28 cm. I could open and close each page for hours on end, carefully admiring the craftsmanship.

I don't want to include many pictures in my review, simply because it may ruin for the experience and surprise for others. But here's just one of the pages (and this isn't a gory one on purpose):

And here's a corner from another page, to give you an idea of the content and detail:

Admittedly, you may not appreciate the content unless you're a big fan of the TV series. And the book isn't cheap. But the pages are certainly very cleverly engineered. It's a pop-up book for adults! Things to open, things to pull - oh, and of course some words to read too. But while there are snippets of information about The Walking Dead TV Series story inside, it's the pictures that really make the book stand out (literally). If you're already a fan, you'll know the story anyway.

Just make sure you 'read' it carefully to keep the pages complete. Don't let the kids get it!

This is a perfect present for fans of The Walking Dead. And it's now made me want to seek out some more books and merchandise from the programme!

I received an Advance Reader Copy from PGUK Books in exchange for an honest review.

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