The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards...but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into ...more
Coventry has had their share of nasty weather...but there was something different about the blizzard that hit the small New England town that year. Strange occurrences, un ...more
One of the biggest issues this book has is that t has too many characters. The author was trying to create a kind of small town feeling by introducing us to many people who lived through the blizzards in a particular town. This tactic works very well if you know how to go about executing it. Someone like Steph ...more
As you can guess from the title, a blizzard strikes. But this is no run of the mill blizzard. This blizzard brings with it “things” th ...more
I do love to read chill-worthy horror in the winter, when it's gray and cold and going out into the world is an ordeal of layers and winter boots and heavy coats with zippers and buttons and velcro (oh my!), and shit-I-forgot-to-tuck-in-the-scarf! unbutton, unzip, scarf, rezip, rebutton, then hat, then gloves, then gloves back off to lock the door, then back on because it's freaking cooooold! Then sweep off the side ...more
A terrible blizzard impacted Coventry and many people disappeared or were taken. Jake saw his brother taken by an icy hand reaching through their opened window. Years later another storm is forecast for Conventry and those that lived through the last one are edgy a ...more
I absolutely loved the ominous build up in the beginning of Snowblind. A blizzard is blowing in to a small town in New England, and something is waiting out in the snow. It reminded me of Stephen King's The Mist. You know some bad sh ...more
OH.MY.GOD. This book! This is one of the rare combinations of subtlety (where they don't need blood and guts or mangled body parts to tell the story) and immediate action (seriously.. it picks up during the "first killer" blizzard and just goes on from there). This book would appeal to those readers that like both "thriller" and "horror" novels.
The characters are written in such a way that they are realistic and relate-able (even if you only get to know a few of th ...more
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Twelve years ago a blizzard hit the small New England town of Coventry. A blizzard that brought far more danger than normal. The storm was alive with something dangerous and evil and anyone who dared walk into it never survived. Twelve years later there are people that still remain in Coventry that were affected by that storm an ...more
The premise of the story was pretty cool though.....the spooky ice men, the eerie atmosphere of a ferocious snowstorm, and the bizzare appearance of ghosts from the past (view spoiler)[ who take over the bodies of others to save their loved ones years later, (hide spoiler)] but whew!.....even at a short 300 pages, I...more
A masterfully written tale of suspense and horror by Christopher Golden. This is Mr. Golden doing what he does best, creating a mesmerizing story in the genre that is his bread and butter.
"Snowblind" rocks from beginning to end with just a slight lull in the middle.
With wonderfully written characters, well thought out story lines and eerily intense scenes of chilling action, the reader is transported to the eidolic little town of Coventry, MA, where just the thought of blizzards ter ...more
Coming January 2014 from St Martins Press
The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards…but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.
So, Mr Goldens first horror novel in more than a decade (why WHY when they are so ...more
I love snow, especially blizzards and this is what drew me to this story. I got my fill of snowflakes and freezing cold in this superb book.
Golden does an expert job at creating the scenes, the descriptions the characters so perfectly. You simply can NOT put this one down. I wish for a book 2, and with an ending like that.... perhaps.....
As you can see, I finished it. As short novels go, this one felt twice as long as the page count stated. I'm not saying it is a bad book; it just could have been so much more.
I truly enjoyed this book and while I don’t think that it fits neatly into the category of horror, it was still a good book. This book did remind me of Stephen King novels, yet this book had so much more going for it than any Stephen King book I’ve ever read.
The plot in this book is absolutely fantastic. The excitement starts right at the beginning with the first snowstorm and keeps up at a brisk pace until the very end of the story. The plot draws in the ...more
Now there's another storm heading to Coventry, one forecasters are saying could be as bad or worse as the one from 12 years earlier. Among the townsfolk we meet a photographer named Jake, who had lost his brother Isaac during that terrible night. But when he wakes one morning shortly before ...more
An incredible supernatural mystery; every time you think you know what's going on, it slips away from ...more
The title gives you a pretty good summary of the plot. We visit the town of Coventry, Massachusetts, as snow falls and puts its icy grip on this isolated settlement. The book begins ...more
This books grips you right from the start. The book starts by introducing you to the various characters during the blizzard and how the storm impacts each of them individually at that moment.
Unexplained, eerie events happen during the storm taking the lives of many people ultimately shaping the future for the people left behind.
The book then jumps 12 years ahead with another blizzard reticent of the previous one on the horizon bringing with it ghosts of the past, the ...more
It wa ...more
In the midst of a raging blizzard, more than a dozen people in the small New England town of Coventry lose their lives. A young boy falls from a window, a teen is electrocuted while sledding and others simply wandered into the snow, their bodies discovered only after the storm passed, though some are never found at all. Twelve years later another blizzard approaches the town and with it comes the memories of that dark time..and something else.
Despite the heatwave my town is currently enduring, I ...more
Snowblind is one of those rare horror novels that has left me not ever wanting to see snow again and I grew up in the snow belt of Upstate New York. I literally had goosebumps while I was reading this book, and the anticipation was killing me as I was trying to get an insight into what exactly the creatures were that were causing so much grief for the residents. I can honestly say that I'm GLAD I waited until I returned from NY to Florida before reading thi ...more