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You Had My Heart, At Least for the Most Part…
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
This was my third dive into the twisted world and mind of Aron Beauregard. I have to say that I had to stew on this one a bit, and I came to the conclusion that you cannot judge Aron’s works off of one another. Each is it’s own unique piece of art!
Having read The Slob and then Yellow, both absolutely fantastic books that I suggest you pick up, I dig into a big slice of Wedding Day Massacre cake. In all honesty all three of these books have a different flavor, but the brutal carnage we all love is at the heart of them all. Beauregard has a seemingly natural talent of bringing the macabre to life from the paper and injecting it straight into your minds eye!
Wedding Day Massacre is a quaint story that begins off rather harmless. Taylor is the type of woman you do NOT want your son marrying, and Sebastian seems so sweet, innocent, and naive toward her actions and indiscretions. Taylor has one thing on her mind when it comes to Sebastian, and that is money. She always gets what she wants, and she has a plan to have money without having to get off her back. Sebastian on the other hand decides he will generously pay for the entire wedding, and the bride’s mother and father do not have to pay for anything. He finds the perfect venue at the newly renovated, and still unopened to the public Biltmore Hotel. The hotel has very fond nostalgic memories for Sebastian, and Taylor loves the idea of the lavish location.
As the bells ring and the party begins everyone seems to be having the time of their lives. However, someone in the party has something else on their mind rather than love, life, and happiness. Chaos, brutality, and utter madness is sure to unfold at the hands of a devious mind. I hope Sebastian and Taylor have insurance for any damages.
Of course, with a name such as Wedding Day Massacre you can expect to be reading much more than a story of a beautiful day of nuptials. However, Aron slowly builds up the story. Meticulously plotting everything out to a fine point. It was about a quarter of the way into the book that I thought, “here we go!” Nevertheless, the payoff was spectacular, and there were some absolutely gruesome and amazing segments! My personal favorite chapter was Piledriver. Especially, after a segment of The Written in Red Podcast hosted my Aron Beauregard, Carver Pike, Daniel J. Volpe, and Rowland Bercey Jr. you should check out the podcast if you haven’t, your four episodes behind! Then join The Written In Red Podcast Discussion Facebook group! I digress. Although, I loved many aspects there were two chapters that I felt were too quick. I only wished that they weren’t so abruptly fast paced. These chapters would be Bouquet Bloodbath and Boogie Down. Although fantastic I found myself almost feeling like, “ah, man I don’t want to leave the party yet.” However, Aron Beauregard pulls off a flawless ending that caught me by surprise. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but I feel it was a very clever sleight of hand finale.
All in all, I give Wedding Day Massacre by Aron Beauregard four solid stars out of five stars. As I stated, I tried not to compare this novel to The Slob and Yellow. It is unique in its own way. I only deducted one star for the build up, and the fact that the two chapters I really would have like to see drawn out with more torture and depravity. However, I understand the page length would have gotten extensive, and possibly redundant if they were expanded upon. I just wanted more MASSACRE! Nevertheless, once again Beauregard sealed the deal, and delivered another fantastic novel! Truly a unique and original story piece, and the Aron Beauregard book I suggested that my lovely wife Brandy reads first. Oh, she’s in for a treat! Until next time, my friends.