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Snowblind by Christopher Golden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A tremendous horror novel that brings to mind many of the best early works of Stephen King and Peter Straub. Golden understands that horror is more about the characters than the monsters, and SNOWBLIND is full of indelible characters you feel like you know intimately by the end. By following an interconnected group of townsfolk as they deal with the ghosts of their past, both emotional and real, Golden finds a way to remind us that horror is, more than anything else, the genre of tragedy, of loss, and ultimately of picking up the pieces afterward. An outstanding work that feels both classic in its structure and refreshingly new in its conversation with the genre. More books like this, please.
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