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The Possessors by John Christopher

The Possessors (1964)

by John Christopher

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I've read a lot of his books and I'm a big fan, but boy was this one terrible book. The characters just sit around making stupid decisions and slugging down drink after drink, which probably the exact same things Christopher was doing when he wrote this.
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  Garrison0550 | May 10, 2016 |
I first read this book in August, 1980 and I really enjoyed rereading it now. It takes place at an Alpine Skiing chalet, an isolated hotel run by an English couple. An avalanche cuts the chalet off from the surrounding world and the completely isolated guests must endure a nightmare. One by one they become something inhuman and menacing. ( )
  clark.hallman | Mar 26, 2008 |
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It all started when a group of British vacationers were cut off by an avalanche. The skiing chalet up in the mountains seemed a good place to hold out for a while, but then the little boy mysteriously died... or appeared to die.

In the impenetrable Swiss alps something alien stirred...

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