Bird Box - Josh Malerman

Bird Box

By Josh Malerman

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,031 Ratings

Description

Now a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar and John Malkovich!

Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.

Something is out there . . .

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

Reviews

  • It was boring.

    1
    By colorblind sadness
    This book was so unsatisfying. It made no sense and offered no real solution. What were the creatures? Why were the mentally ill unaffected (other than playing into the harmful trope that the mentally ill and evil and sinister by nature)? Why were animals affected at a lesser rate? Why did it seem like there was nothing ever at stake? For a post apocalyptic story, it was painfully boring. And, it seemed that way because the author was unable to create a realistic world or too lazy to do so. Just watch the movie (which I still did not like) but at least there urgency was established into the storyline
  • Amazing!!!!

    5
    By DanyD.
    I loved the book so much like the movie, I couldn’t put it down! I can’t understand how people don’t like the book, it so good! I was even watching it exactly when it hit 12:00 on New Years!
  • Worst book

    1
    By woanknqvre
    It is the worst book ever if I could I would have gave this book -5 stars
  • Better than the movie

    5
    By From cool wolf
    This was 99999x better than the film
  • Truly amazing physiological thriller

    5
    By olive_unicorn
    Worth a dozen reads, this story keeps you enthralled in the suspense fully mysterious plot throughout the whole book, truly amazing writing
  • Movie was so much better

    1
    By Jessiep813
    To be honest I made it to the half way mark and decided to quit. I saw the movie and heard how different the book was so I decided to read it. I don’t care about the characters, the dialog between them is hollow and so is the storyline. Very disappointed
  • Bird box

    4
    By Fortnites da best
    Amazing Loved it
  • Just like “The Happening” movie, but with blindfolds

    4
    By monkeydogentertainment
    Same as the M. Night Sha’s movie “The Happening”, but with blindfolds. Still a worth while book to read.
  • LOVE SO MUCH ❤️

    5
    By COOL GURL101
    This an amazing book I totally recommend ages 9-17 just because it is a little scary! Hope this helps!❤️
  • Bird box

    1
    By jcgfl
    Not interesting to me. I did not enjoy all of the struggles and felt uncomfortable with all the blindfolds.