- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1880 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Publisher: Bill Eaton; 5 edition (15 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0079XO700
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 131 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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SNOW! (SNOW TRILOGY Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 448 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 4 in SNOW TRILOGY (4 Book Series)
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But that's not what the author does, in this book the UK gets the mega storm of all time with Artic conditions from the second the first flake of snow falls. Then everyone who falls in the snow instantly hits their head in bizarre accidents and dies and anyone else dies of hypothermia within hours. Its so implausible that you loose any interest in the story never mind any of the characters, most of whom appear for a paragraph or two only to die.
I still think the premise is a good one but this book is so silly don't bother reading it, it will just annoy you. perfect example of why self publishing fails, an editor would have made the author rewrite until the story hung together and there was a coherent plot.
The premise is great and believable, with Great Britain overwhelmed by a freak and extended period of heavy and continuous snow. It is a series of episodes, many of which are quite ingenious. But the author fails to make the most of them through lack of writing technique. In the hands of a competent author this could have been a bestseller.
One episode is farcical. A commuter is trapped on an otherwise empty train which is abandoned in a depot. How was he allowed to board the train at Slough, and indeed stay on it? Why is it a corridor train in the mobile phone age? Why are there no emergency exits and no little hammer supplied to break certain windows? Why, when he is in a life and death situation, does he eventually and suddenly remember he has a mobile phone? Surely this would be the first resort a modern person would think of?
The author writes as if he is telling the story out loud. Grammar is often clumsy and there seems to be complete ignorance of apostrophe rules. Characters are "hold up" instead of "holed up" (although this could be the fault of the Kindle transcription). People are "raring to go" instead of "rearing to go". There is much peeking instead of peeping. Exclamation marks are overused.
But I stayed with it to the end. Why? The author has some technical knowledge. He also has a good geographical knowledge of the Nottingham-Lincolnshire area, which is not far from where I live, which added some interest for me.
There is a good book in there somewhere. It should have been taken in hand long before publication.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Highly enjoyable end of the world as we know it easy reading novel.Published 11 months ago by p mellon
This book kept me in suspense all the way through well written and enjoyable loved the fact it was about places I know, am off to read book 2 now !Published 12 months ago by raptergirl
...back in 1987, there was a three-week continuous snowfall. Every morning, I woke up to see it falling. Every time I looked out of the window, it continued to fall. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Radiojock
If I could give it six I would have, fast paced, wholly believable and gives you a sense of wow; it could happen here any winter as prediction of scenarios such as portrayed in the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr Leonard Frederick Price
a good idea ruined.
Maybe if every temperature in the book was dropped by twenty degrees, and every depth of snow was multiplied by five, and maybe if the "winter... Read more