Friday, November 22, 2013

Snowblind (Christopher Golden)

Christopher Golden's Snowblind is an odd combination of a can't-put-it-down-book and roll-my-eyes-did-that-really-happen novel. My rating kept changing as I read, moving on a sliding scale from a 5 to a 3. It's very reminiscent of Stephen King, so if you're a King fan, you’ll probably really like Snowblind. However, there are parts of it that are just so ridiculous that you might find yourself shaking your head.

In the small New England town of Coventry, strange things happen when blizzards come. Long ago on the night of one of the worst storms, a bunch of people died in very strange ways. Fast forward to present day, and the survivors of that night (many relatives of those deceased) must hunker down to face another approaching snowstorm, all the while not knowing what really did happen to their loved ones.

I did not mention any characters for a reason. That's because there are a LOT of them, and none of them are particularly memorable. The plot is the star here, and as I said, there are times you won't be able to put this book down. But the last third of the book is really ridiculous, which unfortunately knocked the rating down a few pegs.