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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Snowblind by Christopher Golden is classic thriller/mystery/horror in its telling! Chaotic, dark and ominous, the tangled web of past and present collide in a chilling tale of the unimaginable. Will that little boy who “saw” what happened finally be vindicated and believed? Will the town come together to take a stand or will unlikely non-believers risk their lives and their very souls in a battle to take back their town, and free the spirits of those lost long ago? Will the victory be absolute?
Christopher Golden spares no detail when creating his world. It is chilling, dark and feels completely unsettled, much like many of the characters involved. If you enjoy intense details, enjoy the feel of the freezing wind and snow on your face, the connection to the torment each character has faced, Snowblind will bring it to you, with its slow, but jagged build up to the finale that isn’t necessarily pretty, but does open that mental trap door to dark meanderings.
I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.
posted by DiiMI on January 12, 2014Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Snowblind was an incredibly hard book to get into. I spent the
Having said all that the last 25% of the book was excellent and kept me reading. But if I wasn’t reading this book for review I would have never made it that far. This is a problem, most readers are just going to get to around 30-40% of this book and be so defeated by the lack of interesting things going on that they will simply put the book down and tell people how bad it is. I think a lot of editors think that as long as the book has a strong start, it will keep people reading. Well, the first 25% of the book was pretty descent until it stops abruptly and we fast forward into at least 100 pages of dull storytelling. So basically what I’m saying is that half this book is good and the other half is terrible. The book is too long, but the good parts are, well… Good.
Based on the quality of the story as a whole, I would like to recommend this book. But considering all the reader has to sit through to get there. I just can’t…
posted by TimothyRook on January 30, 2014Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2014
Golden has a smooth writing style.He is no amateur writer.This i
Golden has a smooth writing style.He is no amateur writer.This is what I look for in a action,adventure or horror novel these days.
Its hard to find good writers.
And intelligent writers.Golden is my latest find.I put him with Dan Simmons for writing ability
although their styles are not at all alike.While Simmons is an artist and a master of prose,
Golden is a master story teller..a master of seamlessly integrating the reader into the story.I reserve five stars
for works of art-literature-,and while this isn't fine art,it is exceptional story telling! I hope to read all of Golden's novels.I highly
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Posted January 21, 2014
A treacherous blizzard, loss of power, dark houses - and there's
A treacherous blizzard, loss of power, dark houses - and there's something outside. I really liked this book - it pulled me in right away and although it's being marketed as a horror novel, I'd classify it more as mild horror, more supernatural.
The setting itself was really more like a character in this book - a small New England town that has seen more than its share of blizzards. The supernatural part of this book can't occur without the snowstorms and that's what makes it so chilling - the town remembers what happened twelve years ago and when a major snowstorm is predicted again, they know what's coming and have no choice but to hunker down and hope they come through it alive.
Within this small town are many characters that were introduced early into the story. While they were all interesting with their backstories and issues, I had a little trouble keeping them straight at times, especially a couple of female characters.
Although this was a supernatural/horror story, part of it was about second chances and what you choose to do with that gift - don't want to give any spoilers. I haven't read anything else by this author, but I plan to and would definitely recommend this book to horror/supernatural and suspense lovers.
This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher through Netgalley.
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Posted June 8, 2014
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Posted March 15, 2014
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