Another first read of an author as I'm finishing up 2015 with a flurry of reads. Searls knocks this one out of the park. Craig is finishing up Christmas shopping with wife, the twins and his Uncle Buster. We've all been there. It's freezing cold in an outdoor mall and all you want to do is get inside somewhere warm. But for Craig, the twins want to go on a ride of a outdoor kiddie train and his wife leaves him there to wait for them while she goes off to shop some more. Craig has a hundred bucks on the game and is freezing his tail feathers off. As the kids go off, he checks his watch and sees that it's 6:42. He decides to step inside a bar for a moment to catch the score and to warm up while the kids are on the ride. He begins to get confused as his thoughts start to begin tripping over one another. He looks down at his watch and it still says 6:42.
Cold as Hell is a fun trip into the surreal as you try to decipher what is going on. I'm looking forward to more from Searls. I think he'll be a name to remember.
5 frostbitten fingers out of 5
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