The Blizzard

The Blizzard

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"In this short, surreal twist on the classic Russian novel, a doctor travels to a distant village to save its citizens from an epidemic, but a metaphysical snowstorm gets in his way"--
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374709396
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Additional Contributors: Gambrell, Jamey


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Jun 05, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, it was something very different and well written. Zero zombie action unfortunately, but would still recommend.

May 30, 2017

Dr. Garin is on a very important mission to deliver vaccines to the Russian town of Dolgoye in an effort to thwart a zombie outbreak. Due to the recent inclement weather, the only transportation in town to be had is via a sledmobile driven by Crouper, the local bread deliveryman. Though Crouper is hesitant due to heavy snow falling and obscuring the road, the doctor is insistent that they leave immediately. What follows is a fateful journey for both men.

Although the plot is driven by a zombie situation taking place in the periphery, it is the journey itself that is the story here. I was frequently reminded of the 1970s computer game Oregon Trail, had it taken place in a surreal, alternate future.

tritonesub May 06, 2016

This novel is so surprising, so fresh and so fantastic, that I do not want to give anything away. It is probably best read without preconceptions. One thing this book is not: a zombie apocalypse story. Although the synopsis above mentions zombies and a vaccine , it is not about that. If I were to compare it to other books I've read, interestingly it would be to Asian authors like Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's "Madeleine Dreams", Kobo Abe's "The Woman in the Dunes" and Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant". Except much much grittier.


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