I live in a small valley in Utah along the Wasatch Front. We've been preparing for the BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY for about a week.
It came through last night. Sadly disappointing. I had candles and matches on every level of the house, I had located the sub-zero sleeping bags, and my daughter was wearing her head-lamp around her neck in preparation.
The hype was huge. After-school activities were canceled, the stores were buzzing with people buying generators and indoor heaters. Businesses let their employees go early.
And then it came. In my little valley there was a brief dusting of snow, but we still waited. We canceled plans and waited. Nothing.
So, what books have you read that the hype was more than the actual product? (We can leave out one wildly popular series.)