I received this ARC free from St. Martin's Press.
I'm not sure what I expected from this book. It's simply written, it covers the creation of the man that becomes "The Governor." There's nothing more special or twisted that happens to him that doesn't happen to *everyone* in the Walking Dead universe, so I don't know why it would be that he's so much more of a bad-ass than anyone else.
I will say I don't appreciate the rampant rapey-ness. Once was enough, but the rape-torture-porn was more than I really needed. I feel like they took the chance to write in more stuff than they could probably get away with drawing.
I give this book a resounding meh. I prefer the graphic novels.