What a gorgeous sunny Easter weekend we have seen – and there is nothing like sunshine to get me sitting out in the garden reading 🙂
Today I finished Bird Box by Josh Malerman… and this is what I thought
Blurb: Josh Malerman’s debut novel BIRD BOX is a terrifying, psychological thriller that is sure to stay with you long after reading.
Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew.
Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing
And we couldn’t look outside anymore.
My Thoughts: Like many people I first became aware of this story when it was a Netflix film (which I haven’t seen) so I thought it might be worth a read.
Despite being told through alternating times there was no difficulty in relating to where you are in the story and I think that helped to add to the suspense. When you are in the “present” you can’t help but wonder what happened to some of the characters from the “past”.
The tension builds well throughout the story with the unknown threat forever looming over the characters, unable to view the outside world or step outside without binding your eyes while never knowing for sure what the “creatures” might do, or be able to do.
The ending did leave a little to be desired but I am happy to see that there is a sequel coming later this year so hopefully some unanswered questions will so have their answers.
An enjoyable read.