The Walking Dead, Book Eight - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Rus Wooton I'm starting to have a real hard time keeping up with all the characters and the plot in this comic series, especially with the TV show starting back up today. Plus, I'm sadly starting to lose interest in The Walking Dead as a whole because it's just gone on for so long now that it's hard to care so much anymore. I'm just hoping Kirkman wraps things up pretty soon so I can have some nice closure and move on to something else. Book 8 is mainly about people drama with very few zombies, but there is a lot of conflict and fighting to keep it interesting. Unfortunately, Carl survives his gunshot wound to the left side of his whole face and he continues his shenanigans of always wandering off and getting into shit he shouldn't be in (oh Carl, I would slap you so hard...). Meanwhile, Rick starts to get his romance on with a surprisingly good match for him. The high point is when the gang finds a well-stocked, highly-populated community called The Hilltop. It's hard to trust anyone in this post-apocalyptic world, but I'm hoping they can trust these new people and come to an agreement and start setting down some roots (and get to that conclusion I was talking about). The leader will probably end up being some psycho cult leader who wants to offer them all as human sacrifices or something though, so we'll see. I really wish Kirkman would get back to that zombie tangent from past books where they were starting to act weird and keel over, like the zombie virus was about to move on to another phase or die out or something. Hopefully the next installment will be less about human drama and more about the zombie apocalypse. (P. S. Did anyone else read Rick's final stirring monologue in the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech? No? Okay, I'll just go over here in the corner and continue being a weirdo...)