The Feast and Other Horrifying Tales
by David Vorhees
A collection of short stories that take place on different holidays over the course of the year. The collection opens with “A New Year, a New Day, a New Life.” Grant Curtis is arrested on New Year’s Day and charged with the murder of his wife Carla. In “Easter: The Resurrection,” a resurrected Kyle Gardner seeks vengeance on Pastor Brian. “The Vengeance of Cassidy Clay” is a narrative poem that takes place on Halloween. The poem tells the story of a slave-hunter who haunts the woods long after his death and many more spine chilling tales.
This is the first book I've read/listened to by David Vorhees, and it will definitely be the one that will stick around in my nightmares for awhile! Maybe listening to it added to the eeriness for me? Perhaps. Summer to me has always been filled with horror stories. There is something about the chills of a horror book during a hot summer's night that is truly nostalgic for me.
As for The Feast, there was an eerie candor that was added when listening to the narrator of each story. I had to listen to the stories while in the car and in the daylight because I couldn't fathom listening to them in the dark, at night, in my apartment. Too eerie!
Each story is filled with fantastically creepy imagery, and added elements, such as the music lyrics sang in the first story, simply add to the dreaded feeling as you listen on. Lovers of horror will definitely want to check out this book. They can do so in print, but to get the full effect, I would recommend listening to the audiobook. Be braver than me, and listen as the sun goes down...