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Hellfire & Damnation

Hellfire & Damnation

by Connie Wilson
     
 

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(From Lisa Mannetti, 2009 Stoker winner for Best First Novel: "'Hellfire & Damnation' is an impressive collection, a series of remarkable tales---some based on true stories---organized around a brilliant and unifying theme that echoes "Dante's Inferno": The progressively painful downward spiral to the nethermost regions of hell. In these riveting stories you'll meet

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(From Lisa Mannetti, 2009 Stoker winner for Best First Novel: "'Hellfire & Damnation' is an impressive collection, a series of remarkable tales---some based on true stories---organized around a brilliant and unifying theme that echoes "Dante's Inferno": The progressively painful downward spiral to the nethermost regions of hell. In these riveting stories you'll meet ghosts, child-psychics, men obsessed with amputation,Amish fathers, zombie prostitutes, sserial killers, and teenaged murderers. These are vivid, disturbing accounts of the many opportunities evil uses to claw its way into our world and settle into our daylight psyches---and our nightmares. Wilson's harrowing work will stay with you long after you finish the final page.As William F. Nolan ("Logan's Run") said, "Once you've read this remarkably fresh collection, you'll emerge with some twisted new thoughts about clowns, bats, birds, serial killers, zombies, sadistic dentists and headless chickens. Believe me, Dear Reader, you've never encountered anything like 'Hellfire & Damnation.' I have a final word for it...WOW!"

Editorial Reviews

Gary Braunbeck
"Connie Wilson's short story collection from 'The Merry Blacksmith' marks her not so much as a writer to watch, but one to watch out for. Exploring the 9 levels of Dante's Inferno via contemporary settings and sensibilities---and the sins punished therein---this collection veers from sinister noir ('Going Through Hell') to the bizarrely whimsical, to the horrific. Never have the 9 Circles of Hell been so much fun. I had a blast following Wilson on her tour of the Inferno, and you will, as well.
William F. Nolan
"Let me start right off by saying that Connie Wilson presents what I call 'matter-of-fact' horror. She writes solid declarative sentences rife with dark undertones..Frankly, and I consider myself well-read in the shock genre, I have never encountered a style such as she displays here, in story after story. Connie Wilson's dark talent is unique, and readers will stagger away from her icy tales, stunned and groggy. I have a final word for it: WOW!" (Author of "Logan's Run," "Nightworlds")
Adam Groves
"In horror fiction, as in most any other sort, true originality is an increasingly rare commodity. But it does exist, as proven by Connie Wilson's 'Hellfire & Damnation,' an anthology that is genuinely, blazingly original. You won't find another collection like this one...It fulfills most every expectation one might have for a horror anthology, being readable, entertaining, and deeply unsettling in a manner unique to itself."
M.J. Turner
"A unique concept binds the tales in Connie Corcoran Wilson's short story collection, 'Hellfire & Damnation.' Unified by the theme of Dante's 'Inferno' and its 9 Circles of Hell, each story corresponds to the sin represented by the circle in which it appears and each takes readers deeper into the boweels of Hell. The Gates of Hell swing open with the actual words of condemned prisoners awaiting execution on Death Row..A terrifying collection guaranteed to keep you awake at night."
J.L. Comeau
"'Hellfire & Damnation' is a truly original and thoroughly enjoyable short story collection by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson. In this, her third collection, Ms. Wilson takes the reader on a wicked tour of Dante's 'Inferno' by way of short stories written specifically to annotate the plunge through the 9 circles of hell..I enjoyed every story in this collection, but I absolutely adored 'Amazing Andy, the Wonder Chicken.' ...I laughed like, well, hell!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012018786
Publisher:
Quad Cities' Learning, dba Quad City Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
181 KB

Meet the Author

Connie (Corcoran) Wilson is a University of Iowa graduate with a Master's degree and additional study at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University. She's reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, IA), taught at 6 colleges, founded and was CEO of 2 businesses, been named Midwest Writing Center Writer of the Year (March 20, 2010), won an award from "Writer's Digest," and was named Content Producer of the Year by a 400,000 member blog. She now writes for 7 blogs, including Yahoo and her own blog, www.WeeklyWilson.com. Read more about her 8 books at www.ConnieCWilson.com

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