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About “The Long Man”

October 2, 2009

The Snow Cow may be subtitled “Ghost Stories for Skiers”, but there haven’t actually been any ghosts yet. So now it’s time for one.

Ghosts hang around for various reasons, but quite a few of them do it because they have something they need to do. This one certainly does.

I’ve been in a blizzard like the one in the story. It was somewhere above the Furgg lift station in Zermatt. It was nearly the end of me. They must have known what they were doing, running the lift in those conditions; but I certainly didn’t know what I was doing, getting on to it.


Read the story when it appears on this blog next Monday. The book doesn’t come out until 19 November, but you can pre-order it now or request a review copy.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. joy permalink
    October 6, 2009 9:19 am

    I’m confused about this advertisement for a book on the Universalis site. Why? What has it got to do with the Divine Office? The picture of the cow with a bloody mouth is disturbing, and the content provided about the stories, having to do with murder, suicide, and ghosts, is nothing that promotes a God Centered spirituality. Normally I wouldn’t make a judgment without actually reading some of the content first, but in this case the titles and synopses cause me to believe reading the stories would not be spiritually beneficial. Have I erred?

    • January 24, 2010 9:43 am

      It is indeed possible that you may have erred. The reviews say things like “These stories raise deeper philosophical, epistemological, and in many cases, theological questions. I am still reflecting on the deeper mysteries they raise, because they are such haunting questions in humanity’s bigger search for answers” – and, “This collection serves up faith, hope and love in surprising ways”.

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