Seth is one of the few passengers to survive the train crash. Now he and his fellow survivors face a new world of snow, ic ...more
Seth Murphy heads home after a disappointing job interview to find himself among 14 survivors of a train crash caused by a freak snowstorm....or was it something else? He thought he saw something..........
THE COLD not only tells bits of Seth's personal story, but one of survivor's guilt in the midst of constant frigid, blizzard-like conditions with a whole nightmarish smorgasbord of giant bloodthirsty monsters that turn Great Br...more
The horror was certainly horrific - things really do get brutally gory at times - and the feeling of isolation and despair was well done, layering through everything without weighting the story down into a slog. I could have done with a little more exploration of the characters, as even those few we spent the most tim ...more
I’m a big fan of Rich Hawkins. His Plague Trilogy was superb; a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by, not zombies, but creatures even more terrifying and grotesque, albeit with a hunger for pathetic humans. He has a skill of writing terribly depressing stories that only implore you to carry on reading. The Cold was another example of this.
I absolutely loved this book! From the get go it's just a constant barrage of suspense and dread on what's to come, and because of that I could barely stop reading it.
Rich really knows how to instill a complete sense of suspense with his writing, and make the plot move along not too fast and overload you with information and detail, but at a swift pace but not too hars to keep up with.
I've already recommended this book to a few other people and despite being o ...more
If you’re a fan of monster stories and by ‘monsters’ I mean terrifying killer beings ranging from the size of small dogs to beasts which dwarf football pitches then look no further than The Cold. In the hands of a less versatile writer these descriptions would become repetitive very quickly, but this never happens in this gruesome novel. There are monstrosities which are reminiscent of giant moths, others which are similar ...more
Before long a group of survivors are traipsing through the desolate and suddenly snow-covered countryside, looking for purpose, or hope, or direction while being hunted by assorted monster ...more
This book started off great. Snow, fog and a crashed train. The book continued to be good, not giving much away, everything was shadows and noises. Brilliant. But then we meet monster after monster in really short order. The characters become shallow and useless. The book felt rushed, could have put another hundred pages in, really stretched out the storyline. The ending popped up really fast and I didn’t get it, at all. Maybe I missed the point. I really liked the premi ...more