Review: Bird Box

Bird Box

Bird Box
By Josh Malerman
Ecco Press, 9780062259660, February 2015, 272pp.

The Short of It:

Tense, and absolutely riveting.

The Rest of It:

I don’t know where I was when this book first came out a couple of years ago but I am so glad I finally discovered it.

The world has changed. There are monsters. If you see these creatures with the naked eye or even through a lens of any kind, you instantly go stark raving mad and kill yourself. How does one survive such a world? By living behind a blindfold for the rest of your life.

Now add children.

Now add animals.

Now add people who buck the system and want to “test” the different theories out on their own even though they’ve been warned that the outcome will not be good.

Food is running out. Potable water is an issue as well. As these people live behind blindfolds, these creatures live among them. They stand over them. They toy with them. They try to lure them out of darkness.

This is a terrifying world and I loved every tense moment. I picked this up for the RIP Challenge but it is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Have you read it? If you love “end of the world” type stories but also love a good, suspenseful tale, then I beg you to run out and find a copy. Go. Right now.

Source: Borrowed
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17 thoughts on “Review: Bird Box”

    1. I’m not sure. I was looking for RIP books and this came up in my search for another book although it should not have given my search terms. I’m glad it did though. You would like this one.

  1. I read this one ages ago when it first came out and remember that I enjoyed it until the end. Of course now, I don’t even remember why. Glad you liked it so much 🙂 Definitely a good read for RIP.

    1. This one is different because so much of it is left to your imagination. Everyone can’t see so the author describes the action but you, as a reader feel like you are right there with your blindfold. It’s crazy! And I know the blindfold is used as a device in places but the alternative is horrifying.

  2. I have not seen or heard of this one. Living behind a blindfold would be tough! (is that alluding to the trump days? har har …)

  3. I might throw this one into the pile for the readathon (which now looks like I won’t be able to participate with a bridal shower/bachelorette party AND my in-laws visiting). I love terrifying books!

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