Book Hunters in Brief #128: Stormy Weather Reads

A lot of hoity-toity writers will tell you that using weather--especially bad weather--to evoke their characters inner state is something only bad and/or lazy writers do. As far as I can tell, it's something all writers do. Has it ever not rained on a fictional funeral? Has a monster ever emerged from its lair without flashes of lightning in the distance? Has a hard-boiled detective ever hunched through the mean streets waxing darkly on the general inhumanity of humans without a chill wind against which he turns up his trench coat's collar?

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Sooner or later, the rains will clear out and leave Texas be, but for now, Book Hunters offers a handful of stormy reads to get you through this stormy weather.

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

Lightning by Dean R. Koontz

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell

The Storm by Clive Cussler

You say you'd rather get your mind of weather for awhile? Who can blame you? Book Hunters can help. Just tell us what you like and don't like to read and we'll create a custom reading list just for you that will have you walking on the sunny side of the street no matter what the weather.