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Nigel Gordon

Snowed In by Peter Conrad

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This story by Peter Conrad on Castle Roland starts out exactly as one would expect. Two men stuck in a cabin in the mountains. The, as about 50% of stories with this start we find that they used to be best friends who drifted apart at school. It is then that the story takes a twist from the trope. Whilst hiking in the woods they come across a party of kids who have got lost in the snow storm. Conrad's development of the story is interesting and unusual. It is well worth reading, though be warned it is a long read. Personally I would have split it up into four or six chapters instead of what Conrad has delivered. It is, though, worth the effort to read. You can find it here:

https://castleroland.net/libraries/snowed-in/

 

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