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I'm sure hailstorms must show up in works of fiction, but off of the top of my head, I can't think of any. Can you?

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lazyknight
Apr. 18th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
There's kind of a hailstorm in Sarah Douglas' first fantasy trilogy, I think. Starts off as a hailstorm and then changes into spears of ice, I think. I'm pretty certain I've read another novel recently that had them in, but I can't remember...
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know her works. Recommended?
lazyknight
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Not really -- I found the Axis trilogy to have incredibly stereotyped characters and a plot that could have been the basis for _THe Tough Guide To Fantasyland_

It's really not a good sign when you really, really feel sorry for the bad guy and want the "heroes" just to piss off and leave him alone...
tisiphone
Apr. 18th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm.
If you count Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing as a work of fiction (it's fictionalized to a great degree) there were hailstorms in that.
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the LIW books since I was young, so don't remember more than the odd scene.

It occurred to me yesterday that hail is rare, but does happen in real life. But in fiction - where the rare is often more common - I couldn't think of a single example off of the top of my head of hail. Of course, I can't think of any examples of sun dogs in literature either. Or double rainbows.

If my fuzzy premise was that hail is more likely to show up in non-fiction than fiction (based on no evidence but memory), then LIW would probably count as non-fiction. Still, a useful example.
momiji
Apr. 18th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
There was a hailstorm in one of Stephen King's books... I'll try to remember which one...
lazyknight
Apr. 18th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oooh... wasn't there one in _American Gods_?
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
I should remember that, but I don't. Hmm. AG is the book I've read most recently of all those suggested. There's enough dramatic weather in that book, it wouldn't surprise me.
menin_aeide
Apr. 18th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
The plague of fiery hailstorm in the Bible, if you count Exodus as a work of fiction.
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
The English language is inadequate to the task when a fall of fire uses the same word as a fall of ice pellets. Otherwise, a good example.
jennaria
Apr. 18th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
I think there's a hailstorm in Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising. (More fantasy. Heh.)
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't read those books in years! I'll add it to my summer reading list.
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