BOOK REVIEW: A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz

A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz

A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz

A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz
Release Date: October 5, 2014
Genre: Literary horror, vampires

Blurb

The truth about being a vampire: It is not cool, not sexy. It’s a painful, miserable existence.

Good reason to avoid that situation, thinks Stefan Székely. He’s too busy falling in love with TV reporter Penny Park, anyway. Until one day when she notices he has a dry patch of skin on his face.

At first it’s annoying, nothing to worry about, some weird skin disease he can treat with lotions. However, as his affliction worsens, Stefan fears that his unsightly problem will ruin his relationship with Penny.

If only that was all Stefan has to worry about! He soon realizes there is a lot more at stake than his handsome face. To save himself, Stefan must go in search of a cure for the disease which is literally destroying him inch by inch. If only his parents had told him of his family’s legacy.

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*My Book Review*

DISCLAIMER: This book/eBook being reviewed was purchased independently and is a part of my private library. I have in no way been compensated for this review.

So how does literary horror work? Actually, rather well in this novel! Stephen Swartz creates a character who neither sparkles or is particularly attractive after he becomes a vampire – and yet still manages to draw in all the romance and emotional angst that vampire novel readers love so much.

A Dry Patch of Skin takes the older lore of vampires and turns it into a modern day love story – with a twist. What I loved so much about this novel is the fact that the characters were NOT teenagers. For adult fans of Twilight who are sick of reading about young love, this novel is dedicated to you! And there is romance in bunches.

Another aspect of this story that captured me was the fact that the main character, Stefan Székely (Mr. Vampire himself), was so emotionally torn by all that was occurring in his world – and his lover, Penny Park, was not. It was a fantastic role reversal to see such a strong female role model along with such a gentle, angst-ridden male character. Really, REALLY loved that!

And the humour – as dry as Stefan’s skin and so refreshingly engaging even if it is, at times, black.

So I gave this novel 5 stars and usually I try to even out all my gushing with a little bit of ‘what I didn’t like’. Yeah, this one was a bit tricky this time. If I had to offer any criticism, I would have to say that there were a few moments where the story dragged a little. We got that Stefan had a skin condition, sometimes this was dragged out a little too much and could possibly make the reader want to move on, but that’s all I could find fault with! Oh, and there was a couple of typos and a weird double spacing thing that occurred for one paragraph (although that just may be an issue with my outdated Kindle).

Overall, I am giving A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz, 5 out of 5 stars – you really, REALLY need to read this novel if you are a fan of vampire books! Oh, and to celebrate Halloween on October 31st, A Dry Patch of Skin will be FREE on Amazon but only for TWENTY FOUR HOURS, so you need to hurry and click on the purchase link below:

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About the Author

Author Stephen SwartzStephen Swartz grew up in Kansas City where he began life as an avid reader of science-fiction. He quickly emulated his favorite authors in stories he wrote for himself and for school. From that beginning, Swartz has emphasized the “what if” qualities in all of his writing, whether science-fiction or mainstream contemporary stories.

Swartz studied music in college and wrote a symphony as his senior project. After working in an assortment of occupations, from French fry guy to soldier to IRS clerk to TV station writer, Swartz went to Japan for several years, teaching English. Returning to the US, he plunged into graduate school and earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and later a Ph.D. in psycholinguistics.

As a professor, Swartz has taught all kinds of writing in Kansas, Pennsylvania, New York, and now Oklahoma. When not correcting student papers, he can be found obsessively planning, writing, and editing his manuscripts–like any mad scientist.

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Creepy Halloween Treats for Fans of Horror Novels

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Want to get stuck into a good horror novel on Halloween while you wait for the trick or treaters to arrive? Bit strapped for cash though? Why not check out one of my horror novels then? I have a few deals happening – but only over Halloween (EST timezone), come the strike of midnight and all deals will revert back to pumpkins!

Firstly, I have Emeline and the Mutants on offer for only 99 cents. You can read the blurb here:

Emeline and the Mutants by Rachel TsoumbakosWhat would you do if your whole family mutated into hideous creatures?

Would you have the courage to do what had to be done when they threatened you life?

Emeline Hart is faced with this horrifying decision when the miraculous Haum vaccine changes into something monstrous. When the mutations start, there is no way to hide the fact that the world is now filled with people who are no longer dying of cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Instead, they become zombies, werewolves and trolls.

In the midst of this, Emeline must search for her missing brother and unravel the conspiracy of events surrounding his disappearance.

The heart pounding action intensifies as medical science goes wrong in EMELINE AND THE MUTANTS.

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Next up on offer is my latest novel, Metanoia. Not only have I lowered the price on this one but I have made it COMPLETELY FREE for twenty four hours! You can check out the blurb below:

Metanoia by Rachel Tsoumbakos (Genre: zombies)METANOIA
Definition: n. a spiritual conversion or awakening; a fundamental change of character
Etymology: Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’

Marli Anderson has just one task: assassinate Oscar La Monde, the man she once loved.

As assassin for hire for the prestigious Merrick’s Inc., she is sent back to her home town to kill the man she now loathes beyond all others—her husband. Considering they are on opposing sides of the uprising, Marli anticipates an easy task; ‘closure’ they call it. The fact that she can exact her revenge for his past discretions is just the icing on the cake.

When she arrives, the town has changed. The man she hated is unexpectedly welcoming. And the town’s folk—well, they’re just… different. Someone or something has transformed them all into a bunch of zombies. They appear to be harmless – but are they?

As she begins to uncover details of who may be behind the townsfolk’s’ metamorphosis, Marli is left fighting for the truth. Will she and Oscar be able to unravel the web of deception before it’s too late?

Should she trust her heart or her head? Which is less likely to get her killed?

Either way, METANOIA is a heart-stopping zombie apocalypse adventure that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn until the very end.

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Finally, I have reduced the price of The Ring of Lost Souls to only 99 cents. You can read the blurb for this novel below:

The Ring of Lost Souls by Rachel TsoumbakosWhat if fairy tales were real?

Larundel – A place plagued by lost souls.

A ring that has claimed a few of them.

And a woman who is about to collide with a world she has forgotten about.

When an abandoned mental asylum is set to be redeveloped, sinister events unfold in the community surrounding it.

Isobel moves into the neighbourhood looking for a new future only to find a past she never knew belonged to her. Is she a sane person living in an insane world or a crazy person trapped in reality?

Set in an actual abandoned mental institution on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, THE RING OF LOST SOULS is a fast-paced fairy tale weaving together a believable blend of fantasy, urban legend and pure insanity.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Recap – Episode 3: Four Walls and a Roof

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Four Walls and a Roof

Okay, AMC, I am NOT a big fan of cliffhanger episodes when I’m not expecting them, okay? When they occur mid season, randomly, I just haven’t had the time to get emotionally ready for an episode like this one. So, here’s what went down in Episode 3 (entitled Four Walls and a Roof) Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead:

Welcome to the episode where Gareth (Andrew J. West) monologues. A lot. But that’s okay because right in the middle of his very first monologue to Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), Bob gets so over his shit that he bursts into a fit of laughter – yeah baby, welcome to the BoBQ of tainted meat! *high five Bob* I had guessed this was how it was going to play out after Bob’s cheerful episode last week, but boy oh boy, it was SO worth the wait!

Needless to say Gareth gets pissy and then shitty before dumping Bob back at the church and painting a big scarlet A as a reminder of how scary cannibals really are. Looks like it’s time for a game of cat and mouse guys! So Bob is able to let Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) crew know that Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) aren’t with Gareth’s group AND that he conveniently overheard the fact the pair drove off. Good to see everyone is on the same page so early on in the season. Ditto the fact Bob can describe the elementary school with enough detail for Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) to identify it.

Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) is obviously gutted her shiny new boyfriend is about to turn into her own worst nightmare, so her and her bro, Tyreese (Chad Coleman) have quite a few ‘it’s not fair’ conversations.

It’s right about now that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) announces he is getting his precious cargo (ie. Eugene (Josh McDermitt) the gaming scientist wonderboy) out of Kansas. There is arguing after this. But to make a long story short, Glenn (Steven Yeun), Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Tara (Alanna Masterson) agree to go to DC with Abraham’s group while Rick’s group stay behind and look for Carol and Daryl.

Oh, and remember Rosita (Christian Serratos)? She’s the one in cut offs who stands around looking all boars and whores with a gun? Yeah, she totally gets a line tonight. YAY! *fist pumps the air*

Once this is sorted, Rick and some of his gang decide to head on over to the school and shake some shit up. Sasha tasks Tyreese with stabbing Bob in the head if he turns while he’s gone and once more Tyreese is left holding the baby and having to look after people.

So Rick’s small posse leave the rest holed up in the back room of the church and head on out into the wilds. This is when Gareth’s group bleeds out of the dark woods and head on into the church. Fuck! I start praying to the Kirkman gods now, hoping Rick is smarter than that.

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Gareth’s group enter the dark church and we are greeted with his infernal monloguing again. Getting real tired of your shit already Gareth! But that’s okay because so is Judith (Charlotte & Clara Ward) and she alerts him to which door the prize is behind. But Gareth is the kind of guy that likes to play with his food first, so I am chewing my nails down to the bare bones hoping Rick is bluffing about returning to the school.

And he is.

Praise the gods!

Rick blows a couple of Gareth’s guys through to tomorrow and then approaches Gareth WHO STARTS TO FUCKING MONLOGUE ALL OVER AGAIN.

Remember that red handled machete Rick threatened Gareth with in Episode 1 (entitled No Sanctuary)? Yeah, he totally hacked up Gareth with it – GO RICK!

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What ensues is horrific.

There is an awful lot of bludgeoning. Probably too much, in fact. Even Rick’s crew are starting to look worried. but at least Gareth’s group can’t eat anyone else I guess … Oh, and Michonne (Danai Gurira) gets her katana back too!

And now it is time for Bob to die. Seriously, I cried waaaaay more than I thought I would. Especially when Tyreese had to do what he had to do. RIP Bob Stookey :-(

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Abraham and his slightly expanded group head off to DC in the church bus. He leaves behind a map so the remainder of Rick’s group can follow once they find Carol and Daryl.

Which means, now that the group has split up again, Daryl walks out of the woods with…????

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END OF EPISODE.

*throws things at the wall*

My guess is Daryl walks out of the woods with Beth (Emily Kinney), since Maggie has now left the group again. not that Maggie really seems to care so much about her sister, but the audience has a vested interest in seeing these two reunite again.

I also think something awful has happened to Carol. That look on Daryl’s face … it still makes me sick to the stomach thinking about it.

So, what did you think of the cliffhanger at the end of Episode 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

On a side note, Father G also fesses up to his big bad – seems that conspiracy theory about him locking everyone out of the church was correct. Speaking about all the Season 5 theories, I have updated the page a lot over the last couple of days, so why not head on over there and let me know if I have left out any of your conspiracy theories. The post can be found here.

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BOOK REVIEW: Camouflage by Natasha White

Camouflage by Natasha White

Camouflage by Natasha White

Camouflage by Natasha White
Publication date: June 11th 2014
Genres: horror, serial killers

Blurb

I chose to write this out of frustration, where are all the female serial killers I asked? Seems the only ones I’ve heard about were abused, tortured, driven to the edge, and from the USA. So I asked myself- is it possible for a normal girl in Ireland to be a killer and yet blend in, and the answer – hypothetically- is yes. If nature and nurture play no part in forming a killer, who or what do you blame? It’s also my massive two fingers to “Chick Lit” The characters are fictional, though some are shadowy past encounters. I have drawn on childhood memories but twisted them for the purpose of fiction. My interest in murder and serial killers dates back to my teens, and perhaps in a different life, I could have been a Sophie. I wish to thank anyone in law enforcement for keeping us all safe from the real life terrors, and having more intelligence than my character would give credit. and a word of warning to lonely guys? – be careful who you date.

*My Book Review*

DISCLAIMER: This book/eBook being reviewed was purchased independently and is a part of my private library. I have in no way been compensated for this review.

So I picked this book up merely because I saw a photo of Travis Fimmel (the Aussie actor from History Channel’s Vikings who plays the lead character, Ragnar Lothbrok) holding it up. The cover didn’t look at all familiar, so I hunted around until I found out the name of the book. Once I read the blurb and discovered it was about a female serial killer in Ireland, there was NO WAY I was putting it back down!

And, I’m happy to say, this book was completely worth the risk of the impulse buy.

The main character, Sophie, is so, well … likable. The author does an excellent job of drawing the reader into her head by initially steering clear of the fact she is a serial killer (and a particularly gruesome one at that). You get drawn into her corporate world and you can totally start to believe her reasoning.

And then she starts killing men for sport. To let off some stream and all, and the reader gets really confused. not because the story starts to unravel in any way, but because the author has done such a brilliant job of making you like Sophie! And then there is the whole ‘but a woman wouldn’t do this’ thing that I never really believed I had conditioned into me. At times I really questioned whether the story was so disturbing to be because of the level of violence Sophie inflicts on her victims, or whether it is because I am uncomfortable questioning my beliefs in such a way.

At times this novel is very obviously self published. I found instances of lack of correct punctuation within talking brackets and some weird capitalisation (and lack of it) at the starts of some sentences. Also, and I’m not sure if this is a UK stylisation or not, but some words I would normally peg as one word, were actually two in this book – ‘meanwhile’ vs. ‘mean while’ being one such example. However, I was completely happy to overlook these flaws because the story just tended to take over and I managed to spend every available moment devouring this book!

Overall I am giving Camouflage by Natasha White 4 out of 5 stars. Make sure you like the Facebook page too, as this book is now casting to be made into a movie and it is DEFINITELY a movie I can’t wait to see!

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Natasha White is 41, lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, in a crumbling Victorian house, with her partner, three young children, three chickens, a cat and a dog. While coming from a motoring and banking background she has always had an unhealthy interest in serial killers and their psychology. From a carefree childhood in South Dublin through a turbulent and abusive marriage she has drawn on memories and feelings from both experiences. What woman hasn’t entertained thoughts of murder or revenge, but what is your excuse if you’ve never been abused? That’s the question posed by her new book. This book is an insight into Ireland in post Celtic tiger days, the boom is over and certainly the country is bust. The author hoped to draw on that from personal experience, and that of many people in Ireland, although she can’t lay claim to personal knowledge of murder and disposal.

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BOOK REVIEW: Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose
Publication date: June 17, 2013
Genres: New Adult, horror, zombies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Blurb

A fatal virus—a biowarfare experiment unleashed on an unsuspecting world—has reduced the once-mighty United States to a smattering of tribes dueling for survival in the lawless wilderness. The disease-free folk known as Settlers barricade themselves in small villages, determined to keep out the highly contagious Spewers—infected humans who cannot die from the virus but spread the seeds of death from the festering blisters that cover their bodies.

Tanner Kline is a trained Sweeper, sworn to exterminate Spewers roaming the no-man’s-land surrounding his frightened community. As all Settlers do, Tanner dismisses them as little more than savages—until he meets his match in Spewer protector Lila. But when hunter and hunted clash, their bloody tango ignites a firestorm of fear and hatred. Now, no one is safe from the juggernaut of terror that rages unchecked, and the fate of humanity hangs on questions with no answers: Who’s right, who’s wrong . . . and who’s going to care if everyone’s dead?

*My Book Review*

DISCLAIMER: This book/eBook being reviewed was provided free of charge by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Seriously, this is one of the best post-apocalyptic zombie books I’ve read in a while! Probably because it looks at both parties equally. Actually, maybe not completely equally. The author starts out telling us the typical zombie story. There is a character called Tanner who is fighting the good fight by ridding the world of Spewers – what they call the infected.

It’s all good, you totally hate the Spewers because, you know, they’re the baddies. But then the author turns your beliefs on their head by introducing the Spewer viewpoint. Suddenly they aren’t just savages that are spreading their contagions around all willy-nilly.

They are humans too.

And this is where I completely fell in love with the book! I really wouldn’t call the Spewers zombies by any far stretch of the imagination, but I don’t really know what other category to lump them under either, so I will stick with that label for now.

So, if you want a great new take on the zombie genre, I really can’t praise this one highly enough! There were a few faults that a final proofread would have fixed up, and a few moments there when things didn’t quite add up – once again, a final proofread could have picked this up, but, overall, this novel is worth the few flaws.

I am giving Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying, and The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People, and the novella Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. For more information on the author, including links to bonus content, please visit him online.

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AHS Freak Show Recap – Episode 3 Edward Mordrake (Part 1)

Edward Mordrake (Part 1)

Wes Bentley stars as Edward Mordrake in AHS Freak Show

So here’s what got my freak on (and off) about Episode 3 (entitled Edward Mordrake, Part 1) of FX’s American Horror Story Freak Show:

Freak On:

  • It’s Halloween in Freak Show – and what better way to celebrate it with the old carnie urban legend of the two-headed Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley)? He’s a tortured character who ended up taking his own life rather than fight between his two faces – are you getting scared now Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson)? But now, as a result, no freak show can perform on Halloween unless they want to release the Mordrake.
  • Which Elsa (Jesisca Lange) totally did with her version of the Lana Del Rey tune, Gods and Monsters. As a result, one carnie will die…
  • Episode 3 entitled Edward Mordrake Part 1 of FXs AHS Freak Show 4But let’s get back to Bette and Dot, shall we? Seems Bette may have flipped it and killed their mother, but it’s really Dot you need to watch out for on account of her wanting to find a doctor who will cut off Bette’s head. Or did Dot make Bette kill their mother? *confused*
  • Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett) in that maid costume. Seriously, between that and the Viking helmet worn by Mr. OMGIsThatADick’s (more on him later) paramour, I think we have Halloween costumes and kinky just about cornered.
  • Now, for the aforementioned Mr. OMGIsThatADick. Say hello to Denis O’Hare playing Stanley. Not only does he have a very long penis, but he wants to covet freak show body parts on the black market.Episode 3 entitled Edward Mordrake Part 1 of FXs AHS Freak Show 3
  • So, enter Maggie Esmerelda (Emma Roberts). She is Mr. OMGIsThatADick’s assistant who is also a very good fraudulent fortune teller. But that’s okay because Elsa is happy to believe any cock-a-ninny story pulled off by freaks wanting to enter her show. So now she has her foot in the freak show, it’s anyone’s guess as to who her boss will want to kill first.

Freak Off:

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  • The bearded lady, Ethel Darling (Kathy Bates), goes and gets all terminal so suggests to I-nearly-murdered-our-child Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis) that it was time for him to step up to the plate and look after Jimmy Darling Penishands (Evan Peters).
  • Clowns. Yeah, we all hate ‘em now thanks to this show. I just can’t work out who is scarier, Twisty (John Carroll Lynch) or wannabe serial killer Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock)?

What the FREAK Just Happened?

  • Just on those flashbacks Ethel. Really? You’re going to leave your precious darling boy with a man who used his live birth as an event at freak show? Seriously woman?!

What did you think of Episode 3 (entitled Edward Mordrake, Part 1) of FX’s AHS Freak Show? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

And here’s the obligatory YouTube video of this week’s tune:

(Photo Credits: FX)

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Recap – Episode 2: Strangers

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Sorry I took so long for this recap – I had a bit of a jogging mishap :-/ But, now that my ankle is bandaged and rested, let’s what went down in Episode 2 (entitled Strangers) of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5!

This episode starts miles from Terminus and it is very much a meandering journey in which we get to see everyone catching up with each other. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is busy apologising to Carol (Melissa McBride), who is seemingly in the midst of some Lizzie-inspired PTSD. Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) is determined to get her out of her rut, but, seriously, all Carol needs is probably just a bit of Pookie lovin’! Tara (Alanna Masterson) is laying her cards on the table by letting Maggie (Lauren Cohan) know about her ties to the Governor (David Morrissey).

In fact everyone is in the process of catching their breath – except for Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) who is determined to head straight on through to DC – with or without food. Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) are all ‘lay some sugar on me‘. In fact, so are Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie, so it is at this point I start wondering which couple is about to get split up…

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Now we can’t have a fully quiet episode, so enter Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam) who Rick’s group meets as he is cowering atop a rock while zombies barter for his ankles below. Right away we can tell Father Gabriel has some shit he’s not dealing with so well and Rick is not ready to trust him, no matter what his son, Carl (Chandler Riggs) says. but at least the group have a safe place to stay for a while. If you just ignore those noises in the woods…

Probably just Morgan (Lennie James) anyway…

So Father Gabriel is out of food, but lucky he was in the middle of a food bank run before the shit hit the fan, so Rick takes him and a small group into town to get some supplies. Enter a tribute to Season 2 of The Walking Dead when they encounter a whole pile of swimmer walkers:

We have swimmer walkers again in Episode 2 (entitled Strangers) of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 5

“Hey Glenn, we have a job for you…”

But this time they don’t just send Glenn down into the water, they all go – Father Gabriel included. Which is really a bad idea and we all know it, but Rick is stubborn like that and when Father G freaks out at a walker that used to be someone that he used to know, it comes as no surprise. In the chaos that ensues, Bob gets dragged under by a walker and I am starting to get an idea where this is headed…

So, back at the church and Carl shows Rick some scraping on the outside of the church that may or may not be knife marks. He also finds this:

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You’ll burn for this

 

Yeah, what the fuck have you done Father G?

Meanwhile, there is the issue of transportation. Father Gabriel has a bus they can use – if they can get it running. Carl and Daryl, however, find another car and are determined to get it going as a ‘back up’ vehicle. But not to worry about that right now, because there is a banquet to be had from all the tinned supplies Rick has bought back…

So people are happy and laughing and eating up a storm. The decision to travel with Abraham’s group on the DC is also made. So much happiness, feels a lot like the CDC all over again if you ask me…

Which means Bob has to go outside and have a cry about something which I suspect, but won’t mention here. If you want to my theory on why Bob was crying, then check out the Season 5 conspiracy theories page, otherwise, just keep reading. So, Bob is outside by himself sooking about something when he gets bashed over the head…

But enough on that for the moment because Carol has escaped the frivolities as well and is trying to start up that car she found. Totally a good thing she did too because when Daryl comes out to check up on her a car drives past – and it’s the same one that Daryl saw when Beth (Emily Kinney) was taken back in Season 4! So they jump right in their conveniently newly working car and follow that vehicle. So now three of Rick’s gang are split up. Because having them all back together for more than one episode is SO Season 2…

Hello there Bob. Seems it wasn’t Morgan trailing behind Rick’s group but Gareth (Andrew J. West).

Hello shishkaBOB! That’s right, Bob is now the main menu on their BoBQ (so many puns, so little time).

But don’t worry, it seems Bob will be alive for a while longer yet since the Termites group is small now and cannot afford to kill and store a whole human in one sitting.

Bob becomes a shishkaBOB on Gareths BoBq in Episode 2 entitled Strangers of AMCs The Walking Dead Season 5

MMmmm…tastes like chicken…

What did you think of Episode 2 of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Let me know your thoughts (especially about Bob being so zen in this episode) by commenting below!

You can read my Episode 3 recap here.

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