Review: Bird Box

Bird Box
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In what was a gloriously quick read, Josh Malerman’s engrossing debut novel manages to do what many novels attempt to do but fail. It makes you forget that you are reading it. At least it did for me. There’s so much right about this book that you just need to go pick it up already. I’ll be brief with the rest of this review so you can come to that decision.
BIRD BOX starts dark and keeps it that way. It moves at a frenetic pace, switching between present and past until the two converge like a dagger point at the climax. It will engage you, horrify you, break your heart, lift you up, then do it all over again. It will sweep you away. What more than that can a reader ask for?
For me, this book hits all the right notes. It’s dark, indeed, but achingly human enough to appeal to folks who normally turn their noses up at “scary” books. BIRD BOX is the ultimate gateway drug into the horror genre. Get you some.

View all my reviews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *