Tuesday, January 26, 2021

TCCDM Dig and Flip: "The Silent Land" - Graham Joyce (2010)

"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)

Good stuff.


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