Book Review: The Winter People by Bret Tallentcategories: Book, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Blizzard, Creature, Storm, Ute, Indian Legend, Colorado, Steamboat, Winter, Winter People, Horror
Bret Tallentabout this book: "The Winter People" began to take shape after a ski trip to Steamboat Colorado. Driving back to my Uncle's cabin one evening, my mind wandered off into the snow fields along Route 14. That's when I asked myself a simple question, what if? That was all it took. When I got back to Albuquerque I began to research the area and create my characters. Then, as I began to research the Ute and their legends, I found my hero and villain. After that, I began to see a movie in my mind, and all I did was just write down what I saw. It became a fast paced horror trek in my mind, following some of my worst nightmares.
My hope is to bring the reader into those nightmares with me, to experience the movie in my mind. My goal is to bring goose bumps to your arms, and raise the hair at the nape of your neck. When the wind howls and snow flies, I want you to tremble in fear. Fear of what might be in the wind.
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Good ReadI found this to be a very good read. It pulled you in from the beginning and you instantly felt like you knew the characters. The story was engrossing and The Winter People were truly frightening. Once I started reading I simply could not put the book down. It is fast paced and relentless. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the styles of Dean Koonts or Stephen King.
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