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” t ...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
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
Snowblind is entertaining 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
This town has a snow storm different from all others they have had before. It isn’t just the unusually sharp, biting winds that seem to have fingers, or the blinding torrents of snow that seem to go on dancing and seem to carry eerie whispers...
The storm eats and takes. It takes a lot from this little town. And it comes back, but it’s not the only thing that comes back.
This book takes snow storms, where we usually huddle up with tea, cocoa or something warm inside and exposes it as some ...more
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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
What I liked:
The book is well written. Christopher Golden has a way with words and I know that I'll be reading more books by this author in the future. I liked the focus on the characters of the book. In many ways, this book reminded me of the early Stephen King books, however more attention was needed on the Big Bad.
What I disliked:
It takes a long time to find out what is really out there. I wish that there was more development on Big Bad; they weren't that sc ...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.....
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
An incredible supernatural mystery; every time you think you know what's going on, it slips away from ...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
At the age of 24, Ari Thor Arason finds himself recruited, as a young policeman into a town where his boss, the chief, (Tomas) tells him "nothing ever happens."
This turns out to be rather prophetic as du ...more
This was too much for me. I think most authors should shoot for simplicity. It takes a certain kind of talent to bring an entire cast of characters and sub-plots to life. I don’t like anything that feels like clutter.
The premise might have scared me if it weren’t so convoluted, althou ...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
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