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Snow by [Malfi, Ronald]
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"Malfi's use of language and his power of description are sublime."--Fear Zone
"An immensely talented writer."--Literary Strange Digest
"What horror should be! [Five stars]"--SF Reader on The Fall of Never
"Filled with subtle horror, imagination and skill. [Five stars]"--Horror-Web on The Fall of Never
"Ronald Malfi masterfully blends psychological terror and traditional gothic horror."--Dark Realms on The Fall of Never
"A remarkably versatile writer."--Brian Keene, Author of The Rising and Urban Gothic
"Ronald Malfi has a way with words. His command of the language will leave you breathless, dreaming of vivid landscapes, and in terrible fear for your life. The monsters in Malfi's mind become tangible and all too real when he sets them loose on the page. Snow is an incredible modern horror story with a decadent feel, and the perfect marriage of beauty and brutality. His writing is reminiscent of the old classics, but has all of t

About the Author

A writer, visual artist and musician, Ronald Malfi used to front the Maryland-based alternative rock band Nellie Blide. Malfi has previously been published with Medallion and Delirium (among others). Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi's horror novels and thrillers have transcended genres to gain wider acceptance among readers of quality literature.


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  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publisher: DarkFuse Publications (April 25, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 25, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XW8JS8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amongst legions of vampires, werewolves, zombies, vengeful spirits of evil entombed ancestors and Lovecraftian water monsters with lashing tentacles, it's gratifying to encounter a creature that's fresh and original, and - though detailed - not over explained to the point of:

"Oh, I see. It's a brand-new twist on an ancient Native American Algonquin Elder Myth of Very Old Beings From Before Time! How silly of me!"

In other words, it's nice to be surprised by something new and still be left hanging at the end, wondering what that thing was, and where and when it'll strike next. Ronald Malfi accomplishes this in "Snow": He uses the always effective horror environment of a small town cut off by a blizzard; then he gives ample reason to fear the snow itself...down to even the tiniest flake.

Todd Curry is a newly divorced dad trying to make up for lost time and wasted opportunities, but torrential snowstorms have canceled all flights from Chicago, ruining his chances of seeing his only son for Christmas. Determined, Todd joins a woman named Kate and an elderly couple as they try driving to their varied destinations. It's risky, but he's desperate enough and Kate seems crazy enough for it to work.

A car accident becomes the least of their worries after they pick up a confused man wandering in the snow, claiming that his daughter is lost in the woods. By proxy, he leads them to a snowed-in town, dark and empty, save for a few barrel fires...and something that darts in and out of the shadows. Something awful and ethereal waits for these four travelers; something that wants more from them than just food...

Malfi's handle of the craft is rock-solid; he crafts a wire-taut, suspenseful atmosphere.
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Malfi's Snow is the best horror I've read in quite a while. I picked it up off the shelf to kill a few minutes while I was waiting for someone and ended up reading the whole thing that day.

Several of the previous reviewers praise this book's originality. The funny thing is that it does feel shocking and new, despite the fact that it wears its influences on its sleeve, so to speak (a heady mixture of John Carpenter's remake of The Thing, Romero's zombie movies, and Lovecraftian cosmic horror.)

The best thing about it is the characters -- all the important characters feel well rounded and interesting, and with the leads especially you get that essential sense of what their lives are like outside of the events of the book, so you know what's at stake. Too many characters in horror books and movies seem to only exist within the confines of their stories, giving you no reason to root for them or care whether they live or die. Malfi reminded of me of Stephen King in that sense (characters always being King's biggest strength), with none of the latter's self-indulgent tendencies.

Living in the midwest, not that far from where this book is set, I'm sure to think of this one again with a shiver at the next major snowfall.

Highly recommended.
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I got the feeling the author has been or is from the midwest where it snows like a mother. The main character, Todd, has his flight canceled and co-rents a car with another stranded passenger. Todd wants to get to his son for Christmas and the only way is to drive through a brutal blizzard. Alas, they don't make it, stopping by a small, isolated town under siege by...well, read this and find out.

This is the third story by Malfi I've read and he continues to impress me with his horror chops. He took the small town group of characters battling a monster theme and added a few nice twists, including the monster itself, which I liked. I'll be reading more Malfi for sure. 4 stars. Recommended.
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Todd Curry just wants to get to Des Moines to see his son for Christmas. Too bad an epic snowstorm has just shut down all flights from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, where he's stranded while on layover from New York. He, along with a few other travelers headed the same way, decide to rent a Jeep and brave the snow. While driving through a forested area seemingly in the middle of nowhere, they stop to help a lone, disoriented man who's wandering around in the freezing cold, apparently looking for his daughter. They soon follow him, on foot, through the woods to an isolated, snowed-in town that appears to be totally abandoned, save for some barrel fires in the town square. But they feel like they're being watched. And there's something about the snow that seems...off.

To say any more of the plot would ruin it, but I will say that this is an original, very scary take on the whole "trapped in an isolated town while being hunted" theme that we know from movies like(as other reviewers have mentioned) '30 Days of Night,' 'The Thing,' and 'Night of the Living Dead.' Malfi certainly can write, as the characterization was top-notch, especially for a 300-page novel. The characters felt real, and I cared about them, and feared for their safety, a rarity in pulp-type horror. The suspense never really lets up, and it's hard to stop once you've started.

The reason for four instead of five stars is that, while it's obvious that Malfi is a skilled writer, with a mastery of language and characterization, parts of the book just felt rushed, with a lot of repetitive information being thrown at the reader, sometimes within only a few pages of each other.
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