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''The Festering'' is a horror novel written by horror maestro Guy N. Smith (best known for writing the ''[[GiantEnemyCrab Crabs]]'' series). In the town of Garth in TheDungAges, woodsman [[PatientZero Tabor]] is stricken with a horrible [[BodyHorror disfiguring]] skin disease after going missing for several days. At the urging of TheWitchHunter, the people of Garth execute Tabor and bury him. Problem solved, right? Wrong.

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''The Festering'' is a horror novel written by horror maestro Guy N. Smith Creator/GuyNSmith (best known for writing the ''[[GiantEnemyCrab Crabs]]'' series). In the town of Garth in TheDungAges, woodsman [[PatientZero Tabor]] is stricken with a horrible [[BodyHorror disfiguring]] skin disease after going missing for several days. At the urging of TheWitchHunter, the people of Garth execute Tabor and bury him. Problem solved, right? Wrong.


* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Both Mike and Bolly get the Festering and die. Mike is locked up by Williamson after raping and murdering Susan Willis in his infected state, before dying himself, while the infected Holly is burned up by Williamson.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Both Mike and Bolly Holly get the Festering and die. Mike is locked up by Williamson after raping and murdering Susan Willis in his infected state, before dying himself, while the infected Holly is burned up by Williamson.]]

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* AlliterativeName: '''M'''ike '''M'''annion.


[[caption-width-right:255:Starring Randall "Tex" Cobb!]]

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[[caption-width-right:255:Starring Randall "Tex" Cobb!]] Cobb (with a scorching case of acne)!]]


* DrivenToSuicide: Jim Fitzpatrick, one of Frank Bannion's men. He slashes his own wrists after catching the Festering and [[spoiler:murdering his entire family]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: Jim Fitzpatrick, one of Frank Bannion's Bennion's men. He slashes his own wrists after catching the Festering and [[spoiler:murdering his entire family]].


* RapeAsDrama: Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene (but not without its share of NarmCharm). [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]

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* RapeAsDrama: Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene (but not without its share of NarmCharm).{{Narm}}). [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]


* OutWithABang: Frank Bennion's employee Tommy Eaton dies from the Festering while raping Penny. ''She'', for her part, suffocates from being forcibly kissed because her boyfriend's infected lips are too big and swollen.

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* OutWithABang: Frank Bennion's employee Tommy Eaton dies from the Festering while raping his girlfriend Penny. ''She'', for her part, suffocates from being forcibly kissed because her boyfriend's infected lips are too big and swollen.



* RapeAsDrama: Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend Penny as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene. [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]

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* RapeAsDrama: Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend Penny as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene.scene (but not without its share of NarmCharm). [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]


* OutWithABang: Frank Bennion's employee Tommy Eaton dies from the Festering while raping Penny. ''She'', for her part, suffocates from being forcibly kissed because her boyfriend's infected lips are too big and swollen.



* RapeAsDrama: Frank Bennion's employee Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend Penny as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene. [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]

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* RapeAsDrama: Frank Bennion's employee Tommy Eaten rapes his girlfriend Penny as revenge for (he thinks) cheating on him and giving him the festering (see below). It's quite a tastelessly disgusting scene. [[spoiler:Mike himself later contracts the Festering, goes insane and rapes Dr. Williamson's receptionist.]]


** In the prologue, Tabor's girlfriend Rachel's father believes his daughter's lover is off cheating on her in London, and that that's where he got the disease. He's wrong, of course (as far as we know).

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** In the prologue, Tabor's girlfriend Rachel's girlfriend's father believes his daughter's lover is off cheating on her in London, and that that's where he got the disease. He's wrong, of course (as far as we know).

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* NaiveNewcomer: Holly. Despite wanting to "get back to nature" in the country, she has no idea ''how'' to, and is helpless without the kinds of creature comforts she'd come to expect from life in the city.
* NatureLover: Holly. She was the one who pushed for the move to Garth.

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* TheCorruption: How ThePlague afflicts its victims.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: The people of Garth hanged and buried an innocent plague victim years ago.

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* AngryMob: Anger, distrust and leaping to conclusions is standard operating procedure for the people living in Garth.


''The Festering'' is a horror novel written by horror maestro Guy N. Smith (the ''[[GiantEnemyCrab Crabs]]'' series, ''Literature/TheSlimeBeast''). In the town of Garth in TheDungAges, woodsman [[PatientZero Tabor]] is stricken with a horrible [[BodyHorror disfiguring]] skin disease after going missing for several days. At the urging of TheWitchHunter, the people of Garth execute Tabor and bury him. Problem solved, right? Wrong.

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''The Festering'' is a horror novel written by horror maestro Guy N. Smith (the (best known for writing the ''[[GiantEnemyCrab Crabs]]'' series, ''Literature/TheSlimeBeast'').series). In the town of Garth in TheDungAges, woodsman [[PatientZero Tabor]] is stricken with a horrible [[BodyHorror disfiguring]] skin disease after going missing for several days. At the urging of TheWitchHunter, the people of Garth execute Tabor and bury him. Problem solved, right? Wrong.


* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Both Mike and Bolly get the Festering and die. Mike is locked up by Williamson after raping and murdering Susan Willis in his infected state, before dying himself, while the infected Holly is burned up by Williamson.]] It's then up to town doctor Gerald Williamson to take up the mantle of protagonist and save the day.

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Both Mike and Bolly get the Festering and die. Mike is locked up by Williamson after raping and murdering Susan Willis in his infected state, before dying himself, while the infected Holly is burned up by Williamson.]] It's then up to town doctor Gerald Williamson to take up the mantle of protagonist and save the day.]]


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* PoliceAreUseless: Garth's Detective Sergeant Lewis isn't terribly good at his job and doesn't affect the plot in any meaningful way.

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