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The Resource Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : a novel, Typhoon, Wesley Chu

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : a novel, Typhoon, Wesley Chu

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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : a novel, Typhoon
Title
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead
Title remainder
a novel
Title part
Typhoon
Statement of responsibility
Wesley Chu
Title variation
  • Walking dead: Typhoon
  • Typhoon
Title variation remainder
typhoon
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eng
Summary
"In this white-knuckled and high-stakes thriller, set in the expansive world of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead series, three different people in China--a rural farmer, an urban military veteran, and a Chinese American grad student--are caught in the typhoon of undead walkers as the virus sweeps over the most populous country in Asia. In the aftermath of a horrifying virus outbreak, what remains of the Chinese government has estimated that one billion walkers (called jiangshi) are currently roaming the country. Across this desolate landscape, large groups of survivors have clustered together for safety in settlements that have been built vertically as a means of protection against the unceasing wave of jiangshi. In one of these settlements, scavengers of vastly different backgrounds struggle to provide supplies for the survival of thousands. Before this devastation, Zhu was one of millions of poor farmers who left their rural roots for the promise of consistent employment in one of China's booming factory towns. Ella was a Chinese American grad student who was studying abroad for the semester. Hengyen was a grizzled military officer of some renown, and a passionate believer in his nation's ability to surmount any obstacle. Zhu, as the leader of the team Ella is a part of, reports to Hengyen. But with the settlement's 5,000 mouths to feed and the scavengers having to travel further and further in search of food, Zhu ends up at his home village, where he is shocked to find survivors. Does he force them to join the settlement or keep their existence a secret? Meanwhile, a veritable typhoon of walkers is headed towards the settlement. Hengyen knows that fortifying the settlement is an impossible task but he will stand with his compatriots to the very last. Zhu intends to flee for the mountain ranges of China before it's too late but Hengyen intends to stop him and any other defectors. With time running out and the stakes higher than anyone can imagine, these three survivors must figure out how to live with the overwhelming odds against them"--
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This Walking Dead tie-in novel from Chu (Time Siege, 2016) depicts the effects of the world-wide zombie plague on China and the struggles of the few surviving human communities to withstand the periodic ""typhoons"" of the risen dead emanating from now devastated city centers. Zhu, a former farmer, and his girlfriend Elena, an American stranded in China after the outbreak, are both now foragers and scouts for the Beacon of Light, a survivor community run by a remnant of the government and military. Tensions between the Beacon and other survivor groups, between Zhu's loyalties to his former village and to the Beacon, and between Beacon scout leader Hengyen and the camp's official leader Secretary Guo combine to destabilize the camp's chances for survival. While being a fan of Kirkman's graphic novel series or the TV show based on it will certainly enhance the reading experience, the narrative easily stands on its own and has enough fast-paced, action-oriented prose to satisfy those looking for a fun and diverting entry in the survival horror genre. -- Nell Keep (Reviewed 8/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 22, p48)
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10805035
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Chu, Wesley
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kirkman, Robert
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True
Series statement
The Walking Dead series
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  • Zombies
  • Virus diseases
  • Survivalism
  • China
  • FICTION / Horror
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • Zombies
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typhoon
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : a novel, Typhoon, Wesley Chu
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1085176003
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Skybound books/Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781982117801
Lccn
2019016926
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1085176003
Label
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : a novel, Typhoon, Wesley Chu
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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on1085176003
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Skybound books/Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781982117801
Lccn
2019016926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085176003

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