Monthly Motif November Check-In [Seasons, Elements, Weather]

We’re nearing the end of the Monthly Motif challenge for 2019! As we enter into another winter, what better motif than this one? See below for some ideas…

Seasons, Elements, and Weather

“Embrace a winter wonderland setting, pick a beach read, or read about a natural disaster. As long as a season, element, or the weather plays a key role in the story or is part of the title, it counts. (ex. Little Fires Everywhere, The Snow Child, On The Island).”

Our Choices

✩ KIM ✩

I meant to read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson years ago but just never got around to it. This is the year! I think I will listen to it on audio.

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous… you’ll recognize it immediately.



I had to do quite a bit of Google research to figure out which book to read for this motif. Ultimately, on The Ten Best Weather Events in Fiction, I came across The Stranger, Albert Camus, which I had long ago meant to read.

“It is a hot day when Mersault, Camus’s disaffected, emotionally detached French-Algerian protagonist, learns that his mother has died; a hot day when she is buried; a hot day when he shoots a man five times and kills him; a hot day when the murder trial begins that will culminate in a death sentence. To the judge’s question about his motives, Mersault “tried to explain that it was because of the sun.”

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  1. Tanya Patrice

    Nov 06

    I read The Stranger, Albert Camus (review on Goodreads) – where it seems like everytime he did what people considered out of character – it was because of the sun. People seem to love this book – but I thought it was just OK.