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Published author, Iain Rob Wright, was born in 1984 and lives in Redditch, a small town in the United Kingdom.  He is the author of several novels, including the highly acclaimed, The Final Winter, and the deeply disturbing thriller, ASBO.  
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146353356X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463533564
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #825,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK's most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.

Check out Iain's official website for updates at: http://www.iainrobwright.com or add him on Facebook where he would love to meet you.

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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Rob M. Miller on April 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
"The Final Winter," by Iain Rob Wright...

...will not be the final read for this reader. In this kinda-sorta Biblical Apocalypse, the horror premise is sound, even if, at first, a bit hard to swallow: Snow is falling, and its coming down--EVERYWHERE, a world-wide phenomenon.

With that premise, the author then focuses the camera on three groups of people that eventually hole up in an English pub, the lot doing their best to believe that emergency services are on the way, that the falling snow will stop, that life will quickly return to normal, if only they can stay warm enough to make it to dawn.

Of course, they're wrong. And thank God for it. Without a doubt, Wright knows how to put his characters in trees, and then throw rocks at them, for within this shivering bunch of everymen and women, there's bi**hes and bas**rds, young ones, a serial murderer, and then some-thing even worse.

With threats mounting by the moment, from the elements, from each other, and then by something beyond imagining, our wannabe survivors are put to the test.

For me, perhaps the author was being tested, too, and if so, I say he passed.

But with an A+?

No.

But with perhaps a B-.

There are times I wish Amazon allowed for half-stars, for then I might be tempted to give "The Final Winter" two-and-a-half. Instead, I'm opting for a three, for it deserves that way more than a measly two stars. The why's simple, I kept turning the pages, and turning, and turning. To do that to a reader, to successfully hook them and keep them hooked, is no small feat. Within the work, the suspense is solid, and that's because of the good characterization that takes place. I started caring for the cast.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By New Yorker on February 16, 2012
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What a fun ride!

I loved the premise - a group of people trapped in a seedy English pub during a very bad storm that is much more than just a bad storm. And however bad things appear, well, they can get worse.

I felt the author liked his characters. He's good with women characters. Horror can often be a macho business, so I appreciated that.

And the reason why everything is happening will knock your socks off.

I hope the author continues writing. I liked my introduction to his imagination.
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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Longshot on December 21, 2011
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Perhaps because this involved a similar threat to the film 'Legion'(with Dennis Quaid), it just wasn't my cup of tea (it didn't hint at this in the description, otherwise I may have avoided it). Won't go into detail as I don't want to spoil the story thread.

Like the film Legion it suffers a little from the same 2D (stereotypical) characters which are fleshed out on the whole only when required, but for some reason I found them somehow unrealistic, uninteresting and pretty predictable

Characters have horrific moments out in the snow and then upon entering the pub (the main venue for the story) begin immediately to have arguments with the other people, discuss silly things or have an awkward teenager style romantic faux pas moment, instead of explaining what happened, hysterically or otherwise as people would.
Classic example is when the first character is killed off, it's almost like an afterthought that the incident is even mentioned at all by their friend (a bit like - Your friend died out there - Oh yeh, it was awful and I'll really miss him)or when spooky things are seen outside, they tell no one and by the time a character does tell anybody else (which seems like an age), it is of course, gone.

The world turns to hell and people are having bizarre romantic moments, drinking beer by the crate (yet function perfectly) are struggling to find scraps of cardboard to keep the fire going (cardboard for goodness sake...??) instead of smashing up the bar and all the furniture within pub and burning that (and if they are freezing to death then why keep drinking cold beer that they just had to thaw out by the fire....??).
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By BulletProof on February 3, 2012
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This is a great read. I'm shocked that I was able to enjoy a story that centered around a bar as the only real setting. I normally enjoy the Zombie apocolypse vs. Biblical apocolypse but this was worth every star. There is some foul language and if the book needs a rating it would be R for sure. Don't buy it if that bothers you. Aside from that, the characters are well developed, editing mistakes were few, and the plot moved along at a good pace. Highly reccommend.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 26, 2012
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Not a very useful review I know but I'm afraid this one was a struggle to get through for me.
Whilst the genre is meant to be a little out there, some of the scenarios needed some normality - human beings react to certain incidents in a somewhat predictable fashion. Some of yours just don't. An example would be the ones witnessing the deep fried friend incident in the beginning. I would have expected them to want to share that gory detail with the others in the pub? The poor blokes' demise became a non-event when it really could have set the scene for the rest of the novel.
Also suggest a proof reader - I reckon we could all do with one of those.
Nevertheless, good effort and good luck.
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