Book review: Grey skies

Hello everyone!! Hope you’re all alright.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?!

William Becker is an 18-year-old author with a mind for the weirder sides of horror. With an emphasis on complex and layered storylines that tug harshly on the reader to search for deeper meanings in the vein of Silent Hill and David Lynch, Becker is a force to be reckoned with in the horror world. His works are constantly unfathomable and throw terror into places never before seen, while also providing compelling storylines that transcend the predictable jump scares of popular modern horror.

Roman Toguri finds himself burying the body of a nun in Boone, North Carolina. As the skies darken and it begins to storm, he is forced to shove the corpse into his trunk and take it home for the night, unaware of the torment that playing God will bestow upon him.

The story has also two bonus short stories: The White Shade, an ultra-violent look into the mind of a mass shooter, and The Black Box, a psychedelic dive into weird horror.

For a 18 yo teenager, this debut novel is sure interesting. First of all, I loved the little “riddles” and codes in the book, it’s something that I can’t just ignore, for I really really love this kind of stuff (I solved the majority of them, still solving the rest); something I thank the author for.
The story itself was somewhat predictable near the end, but overall enjoyable as much as a story with tooo many spiders can be (you’ve been warned Ron!!!), the writing style was good too.
To conclude, I congratulate William and I’m looking forward reading more from his creations.

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