Ash Wednesday by Chet Williamson
I really loved this book. It not only has the trademarks of horror, but it has the dramatic aspects of a thought provoking exploration of life and death. The story plays on the readers mind and lingers long after the is book is over. This is one book I really didn't want to end. The stories all weaved together to create a storyteller’s mastery.
That is what makes this book unique, you are given the life, and past of the town folks. Each story is told in flashbacks that come together in the present, as the living stare upon the ghost like images of the dead, in the spots they died. They appear in the way they died, on the spot they died at. Some disturbing. Some in the image of visceral carnage.
This is my first book I have ever read by the author, and it surprises me that I have never read anything that he has done. I was very happy to finally experience this storyteller. His imagery in word form, is a storytelling mastery that very few writers have. I highly recommend Chet Williamson, and I highly recommend this book.