"The Silent Land"
by Graham Joyce
Hardcover, 262 pages
Curling up with "The Silent Land" is a lot like watching a trippy episode of "Black Mirror." The story is both eerie and atmospheric with very off-kilter vibes. Very little can be written without giving too much away, but suffice it to say, a young romantic couple on a ski vacation gets caught up in an avalanche. Graham Joyce cleverly creates a very claustrophobic world void of almost any sounds and then covers it with snow and spooky, ominous goings-on. It's a very easy read, and perfect for the cold, wintry nights ahead. I was also delighted with the beautiful dust jacket design. It has a frosted transparent cover with gray letters on the jacket and black letters on the book. It's a very cool and unusual presentation and the extra effort is appreciated.
"Winter Time" - Steve Miller / "Book Of Dreams" (1977)