Jun 27, 2015

Two sides of the law, same killer instinct. Show N' Read Saturday: THE FOLLOWING




TV Station: Fox
Genre: Suspense Thriller/Crime
My Favorite Character: Ryan Hardy
Can kids watch? Probably not

I honestly didn't think this show was going to be this good, but I was consumed from the very first episode and was done with season one within a couple of days. I've begun season two, and though I'm still behind in the show I know it won't be long before I am all caught up!

This show has everything you'd want in a suspense thriller. Amazing, complex characters, a well thought out plot, twists and surprises at every turn, and the very real possibility that the great plans that the FBI come up with to stop Joe Carroll and his cult just aren't going to work. And most of the time, this is the case. Hence why the show is still on. It's great. Literally this show will have you biting your nails and hanging off the edge of your seat every second your eyes are glued to the TV. It's that intense.

Kevin Bacon who plays Ryan Hardy, is awesome in this show. He is tortured and pathetic...all the things you like in your hero. I hate perfect heroes! Almost every character in this show are complicated and fantastic, especially Joe Carroll who is played by James Purefoy. The never ending back and forth between these two is just gripping. Ryan Hardy is the one who put Carroll away the first time and then he fell in love with Carroll's wife. Oh boy, why did he go there? You can only imagine how crazy and explosive things get! You must watch this show if you're not already. I mean it! It's beyond amazing and you'll be drooling for the next episode as soon as the one you're watching ends. Just like me!




Published: September 5, 2013 by Hot Key Books

A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, seventeen-­year-­old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated 'Rapture' -­ or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church's thrall for too long, and she's looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed 'Rapture', her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling...

Viv is determined to carry on as normal, but when she starts to suspect that her parents might still be alive, she realises she must uncover the truth. Joined by Peter, a boy claiming to know the real whereabouts of the Church, and Edie, a heavily pregnant Believer who has been 'left behind', they embark on a road trip across America. Encountering freak weather, roving 'Believer' gangs and a strange teenage group calling themselves the 'New Orphans', Viv soon begins to realise that the Rapture was just the beginning.

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This book isn't about a murderous cult (I don't think) but CULT was the word I was going for. The cult members in the Following suffer from the same brainwashing as it seems the characters in this book do. They are weak and lost and will fall for anything basically. Very mixed reviews for this book, but it does sound interesting nevertheless!


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