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The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
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Apr 23, 11


I really did not expect this rather short novel to be what it turned into. I was not prepared for it to turn into a quite beautiful elegy of love, death, and the unknown. At first, I thought it was just a spooky, kind of scary ghost story (which part of it remains). But I think it also turned into much more than that.

Jake and Zoe, a youg married couple, are on a skiing holiday in France, when they are buried under a sudden avalanche. Jake rescues Zoe, and the tale weaves it's way from there. It is by turns eerie, spooky, very thought-provoking, and a page-turner. I found the ending to be poignant, lovely, and unexpected.
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