Snow by Ronald Malfi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was introduced to the work of Author Ronald Malfi with his “Floating Staircase,” a novel of literary horror and familial entanglement, an excellent story. “Snow” is more “straight horror,” a novel which might edge on science fiction, but is primarily horror, and very horrifying indeed. The implacable nature and extent of the threat to our protagonists and to the townspeople of Woodson kept me awake, determined to finish the novel so I could actually sleep.
Snow: a natural occurrence in many locales, sometimes a difficulty for driving, power lines, and maintain heat-but seldom is snow, even in avalanche regions, such a threat as it is here. For Todd, Kate, Nan, and Fred, snow means no flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, and a long, ugly drive to Des Moines, Iowa. For the populace of a small Iowa town, Woodson, snow means death, destruction, possession-as Todd and his passengers are soon to discover.
Riveting, engrossing, adventuresome, terrifying, and more, “Snow” is a must-read for horror fans.
This Review is based on a Library copy.
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