Monday, November 10, 2014
Book Review: Bird Box
Imagine a zombie novel without the zombies. A villain who is never described, but is avoided at all costs. This novel is a new take on dystopian thrills. The author does a wonderful job of building the suspense. You will be on the edge of your seat the entire read. Bird Box does a wonderful job of revealing just enough to keep you guessing, but not enough to keep you from using your imagination. This is one of those stories where to give to much away would ruin the story, so you won't get much of the storyline here. The story revolves around Malorie and her two children. The book is a four year odyssey of their survival in a world gone wrong. Malerman does a wonderful job. The tension in the air is breathtaking. The storyline moves between the present and the past, which only helps to build suspense. Just when you find yourself liking a character, they die, sometimes in horrible ways. You wonder how in the world Malorie has had the strength to survive so long. This unique tale sucked me in and wouldn't let go. The story is short and easy to read. I do hope that Malerman writes a sequel to this. I would love to see what happens to Malorie and the children, and of course the rest of the world. A wonderful first novel for fans of horror, dystopia, and unique storylines.