The Snowman Point Horror Horror Book Review
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In my preteens R.L. Stine was probably the one author that monopolized my bookshelf. His `Goosebumps’ series was a big hit among the kids my age and we all would sit around and trade books until we had all read every book he’d written in the series. Once that was accomplished we all wanted more, something with more teeth and luckily for us Stine had also written a series of books for the teen reader, books with a little more edge and some more realistic fears.
`The Snowman’ was the first book I’d read outside of the `Goosebumps’ series written by Stine and I must admit to having been hooked. It was not what I expected but in a way I was grateful for that. There were no monsters, demons or ghosts involved, just human terror. It’s not that this is a gruesome serial killer type novel, although the main villain is a bit of a serial killer/stalker, but the novel is a much slower paced psychological thriller of sorts.
I know, believe me, that that sounds stupid when in reference to a novel of this caliber. It’s not a masterpiece by any means and it’s in no way shape or form even comparable to the greats or even to the great writers of modern horror and or suspense, but in its own unique way `The Snowman’ is somewhat of a stepping stone into deeper, darker more disturbing waters. It’s like the `Silence of the Lambs’ for beginners, the novel you read before you get into the better more accessible novels.
So, in closing, if you’re an avid reader of more advanced better written horror and or literature in general then steer clear away from this novel, but if you’re a young reader wanting to expand your reading library with novels that offer a bit of a bite without devouring you whole then this a great place to start. It’ll prepare you for the harsher reality to come.