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peppansalt Sun 04-Oct-15 22:01:13

Looking for a novel but not sure how to describe what it is I'm after. Something along lines of a thriller set in harsh weather weather conditions (rain, sea, or snow etc)' and survival or existing in it. Quite enjoyed The a Tenderness of Wolves, with vivid descriptions of freezing weather and how people the community loved.
Maybe something set in an isolated, rugged location - thinking lighthouses, huge storms and shelter against the elements. All thrown into a good plot.

Sorry if that sounds really confused confused

dontpokethebear Sun 04-Oct-15 22:07:00

I read a trilogy of books by Hugh Howey called Wool, Shift and Dust. May not be quite what you're looking for, more post apocalyptic, but is all about survival and harsh conditions. I could read them again! Hth!

evelynj Sun 04-Oct-15 22:12:07

What about dark matter? Sort of a ghost story, quick to read & enjoyable

DuchessofMalfi Sun 04-Oct-15 22:14:00

You might like The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. It centres around the over full lifeboat following the sinking of a liner (similar to The Titanic).

hackmum Mon 05-Oct-15 16:42:04

Have you ever read The Shipping News? It's not a thriller but has some great harsh weather. smile

dinkystinky Mon 05-Oct-15 16:45:47

Ms Smillas feeling for snow, if you haven't already read it, may tick those boxes.

tripfiction Tue 06-Oct-15 08:55:44

You could try Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson set in Iceland. The author "..describes beautifully the bleakness, cold, and snow of Siglufjörður" . We have been having a Twitter chat with the author who has been sharing his photos of the area (one attached hopefully below)

You might like this. Must admit that I thought it was pretty awful, but I did like the references to The Smiths and I really enjoyed his, 'Let the Right One In.'

The other immediate thought I had was, 'Frankenstein.'

Also, it's not fiction but, 'The Worst Journey in the World' is absolutely brilliant - the story of an expedition to find penguin eggs in the Antarctic, during Scott's South Pole expedition.

ladydepp Tue 06-Oct-15 22:28:29

Do you want a spy thriller? Kolymsky Heights or Archangel might suit.

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