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In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade--a work reminiscent of early Stephen King--Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.

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
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Delee
To me there is nothing quite like reading a book about characters braving the icy cold- while I am snuggled all safe and sound indoors- with the wind howling and the snow swirling about outside my window. So when the storm hit, and I was stuck inside for the weekend- diving into SNOWBLIND by Christopher Golden was a no-brainer.

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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 oc
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Valentina
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Although the premise sounded fascinating, this book did not live up to its promise. It was classified as a horror story, but it had too dull a middle to make a great impact on the readers.
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
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Becky
When the weather outside is frightful, reading snowy horror is so delightful! :D

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
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Marvin
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autographed, horror
I'm tempted to say Snowblind is a traditional ghost story but it isn't really. The ghosts are fairly traditional but the situation and the event that creates them is a little different. It's different enough to put some real life in these ghosts (pun is definitely intentional) and epic enough for Christopher Golden to flesh out its cast of pretty much everyone in the small town of Coventry. It is a quieter type of supernatural horror novel with an emphasis on the psychological rather than blood ...more
Bark
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I read this during the heat of summer. If I’d read this during our horrendous and never-ending winter I most likely would’ve moved to one of those sunshiny states. This book gets points for its descriptions of an icy cold hell but, most to my dismay because I was truly looking forward to it, it never moved above a 3 star read for me. I’ll try to tell you why.

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
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
This story starts off during a blizzard in Coventry, New England. The author sets the story up very well. You feel that cold bite of the wind and snow pounding against your skin. I live in the south and for us an inch of snow is run to the store and get all the milk and bread you can, we did however experience a blizzard years ago and I remember that feeling of helplessness. There are several main characters in this book and I honestly liked most of them. The story paces itself very well. Severa ...more
Diane S ☔
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
There was just something so surreal,, reading this book by my front window, listening to the wind gusts and watching the snow fall and swirl around. Not blizzard conditions but close enough to make the timeliness of this read apropos.

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
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Jennifer ☼
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
I was highly anticipating reading Snowblind this year. I've been a fan of Christopher Golden for a long time, and it has been a while since he's released a new horror book. When I heard Snowblind was going to be released, I immediately placed it on my must read list.

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
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J. Fenn
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don’t know whether it was precognitive genius or some odd, karmic luck that Christopher Golden’s Snowblind is being released during a winter of epic snowfall and frostbite-inducing temperatures. Maybe his monsters are the only logical explanation. In a tale he sets up quickly then unwinds slowly, Golden captures the creepiness of blizzards and snow dumps, the way it isolates, yet can bring people together in unexpected ways. The references to King make sense, but the horror here is more on the ...more
Carol
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, ghosts, read-2015
I had a terrible time convincing myself to stay with this novel. The beginning and end were pretty interesting, but for the most part, it was just too long and drawn out for my taste.

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) but whew!.....even at a short 300 pages, I

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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more
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