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by Christopher Golden | Horror |
ISBN: 9781250057877 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/20/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
This paperback was among those made available to Little Free Library stewards by the Nashua Public Library.

This is a nice little chiller, set in the fictional New England town of Coventry, which - from various details - sounds as if it's fairly close to the NH/Mass. border, so very much in my neck of the woods. The first four chapters describe a blizzard that brings the town to a standstill and leaves some 18 people dead or missing. But some of the survivors have vague impressions of something unnatural and deadly in the storm, over and above the snow and wind - and, 12 years later, when another storm moves in, those ice-demons or whatever they were make another appearance.

And so do the spirits of those lost in the previous storm, some as ghosts, others as having possessed the bodies of survivors; are these revenants seeking closure, trying to regain life, or perhaps trying to infiltrate the town and bring more doom? The answer seems to vary a bit depending on the individual's personality, and there are some creepy scenes and some really poignant ones as the survivors recognize their lost loved ones in their newly-borrowed bodies.

Much of the story deals with regret and guilt - the kind of feeling that survivors have when they can't move on from a tragedy. And there's the sheer shrieking terror of the ice-fiends, whatever they really are... Overall I enjoyed the story, though I admit that the conclusion seemed jarring and out of place (though it'd make a dandy final scene in a film adaptation!).

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at LFL - Main St. #214 in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (2/21/2024 UTC) at LFL - Main St. #214 in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


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