Title Bird Box
Author Josh Malerman
Release Date May 13, 2014
Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn't look outside anymore. Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She might let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.
I don't read many thrillers. It's not that I don't enjoy them, but it's hardly my go-to genre. Whenever I saw Bird Box, I was intrigued. Without reading any reviews (I certainly didn't want the ending spoiled), I dove it. And wow! I was incredibly impressed. Bird Box certainly surprised me. First, I was sucked into the story immediately. Second, I wanted more! I needed to know what was going on. I needed to know what was outside. I needed answers! I devoured the book much more quickly than I thought I would.
So, I loved this book, but only gave it a 4.5? Here's why:
I spent this entire book dying for answers. I needed to know what these things were. What could possibly make a person go instantly insane? ... Well, I don't know. Bird Box doesn't give those answers. The book ends with no explanation, no reasoning behind what has plagued the world for years on end. For someone like me, someone that craves answers, this was a major disappointment. With some reasonable answer, this would have been a perfect book.
Other than what's mentioned in my spoilers, I absolutely loved Bird Box. I definitely recommend it to anyone that likes thrillers or mysteries.
4.5 out of 5 stars