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on April 6, 2017
This is a short novella that seems similar in some ways to Ronald Malfi's "Snow," and it shares general similarities with post-apocalyptic fiction, especially ones involving, well, snow, that also revolve around a strange catastrophe befalling the world and populating it with hostile creatures.

Essentially, an American college professor and the woman he's having an affair with are holed up inside, some time after a mysterious explosion blanketed their world with snow, and also brought along strange, snow-white-skinned creatures wandering around outside, humanoid in shape but scuttling around like crabs. Were they aliens? Mutants? Something else? Our protagonists have no idea, and they don't even know if this snow has covered the whole world or just their area, but they're running out of food and they know they have to leave soon. This story covers their journey, as well as the answers to these mysteries that they manage to find!

This wasn't terrible for the price. The characters were surprisingly compelling. However, the writing never rose above competent, IMO, and there are some awkward phrases here and there. Also, the revelations at the end seemed kind of ham-handed--no spoilers, but IMO the author did a bit more telling than showing, I think he might have been better served to have the story come out through slow discoveries rather than dialogue. Anything more than that would be a spoiler, though! But I liked this, so I'll give it 4 stars--you can give it three if you're not as generous. For some reason, though, I can't find this on Amazon any more...when I left this review and clicked on the book's title, it gave me an error! Weird...
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on February 11, 2018
This is a short story, not a book. There were many good things about the story, but it always bugs me when someone leaves typos in their work. In this case it was the word “palate”, which is in your mouth, or a description of your taste in food. A construction “pallet” is the wooden platform used in transporting goods or in construction. As a professor, Mr. Coleman should know the difference. As far as the story is concerned, it was nice and imaginative, and the characters were believable. I won’t give story details because I don’t like spoilers. As long as you read it knowing not to expect a book length, I would recommend it as a nice read.
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on March 25, 2017
I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. The story is short and unbelievable. It is a GREAT HORROR story.
If you are into horror stories this is one you need to read.
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on June 15, 2017
They Came With The Snow by Christopher Coleman is a short horror story. Dominic and Naia are bunkered in the student union building at Warren Community College. The sun hasn't shown for three days. They need to escape. I gave it four stars because it kept my interest and was a fast book to read.

This reminded me of The Final Winter: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright.

I received a complimentary Kindle copy in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.

Link to purchase: They Came With The Snow
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on July 5, 2017
They Came With The Snow is a very short story, won't take you more than half an hour to get through. Basically a professor is holed up in a university campus with a student who also happens to be a woman he is cheating on his wife with, with weird creatures outside, that they have labelled crabs blocking their exit. Not that they are sure there is anywhere safe to go if they do exit, after what they heard of the radio following the vibrations and noise of a huge explosion, that seems to have made it snow almost non stop ever since as well.

I thought They Came With The Snow covered quite a lot on it's small number of pages. Definitely worth checking out.
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on July 26, 2018
The monsters CAME WITH THE SNOW, and an illicit affair with a persistent student saved his life....or did it?

For 5 weeks after a mysterious blast, Professor Dominic and Naia are alone and trapped on campus.....the white creatures with black eyes always watching.

Attempted escape proves disastrous, but leads to others in hiding, confessions and a bit of hope, but what really happened? A guilt ridden Dominic loves his wife....needs to see her again....and then........

A creepy, but satisfying end....hehehe.

Super short, but lots of substance.
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on July 25, 2017
The story is slow to develop and the characters come off as plastic and non-believable. The author gives you the feeling that he's just trying to hurry and finish the book. That's what I did too. I'm glad it was free.
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on December 4, 2017
A very quick and entertaining read.
I chose it because the snowflakes were falling outside my window and this looked like the right thing to go with the weather and boy, was it ever good!
Snowy apocalypse with some creatures that reminded a bit of zombies. It wasn't overly gory and gruesome but there were a few bloody deaths.
.....and I totally loved the ending!
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on March 31, 2017
I loved this short story. Reminded me of Stephen Kings The Mist. Chilling and scary enough without having to go into great detail. I could picture what these "things" might look like. Left me wanting more!
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on August 30, 2017
I received a copy of this book for my honest review of it. It starts out well, with good world building and a bit of suspence. You find out wha's happening bit by slow bit, but their aren't enough bits to get the full picture. This would be great, perhaps, as a first book in a series but not in a stand-alone book. I left off one star because the ending felt incomplete.
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