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.
I’m not really a fan of dark thrillers but I find The Feast to be a short entertaining and gripping book with 7 short stories. The book is about 200 pages in length, so each short story is a very quick read, good enough to help sway your attention from a busy work day. What made the stories interesting is how the author cleverly weaved the 7 stories surrounding holiday seasons, right from New Year’s Day to Christmas Day. These dark stories are filled with gore, violence and thriller.
The Halloween story is about a man’s spirit returning to haunt people in the city where he was executed. The Fourth of July is surrounding a conspiracy theory created by a man and how he relates to his Middle Eastern neighbour. The Valentines Day is about a necrophilic who has a crush on a woman. Easter: The Resurrection was about the Easter egg hunt and a preacher’s sins from his past coming to haunt him. Thanksgiving is about a friendly family but one that also practices cannibalism. Dear Santa is about a man’s confession of sins to Santa.