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Book Review: Bird Box

Updated: Apr 5

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BIRD BOX by JOSH MALERMAN


“It's better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”


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I always prefer my horror stories to not reveal the monster as long as possible, and Bird Box does an incredible job of this. Not seeing and not knowing what they are or how they work is a huge question mark that pushed the story along.


You feel for its protagonist Mallory, and although I usually don't enjoy first-person narratives this is a major exception to that rule.

Surviving the creatures and not allowing yourself to look at the outside world is a strong metaphor for facing life's hurdles. You can always hide and not look, but sooner or later you have to open your eyes....like Mallory.


Highly recommended, especially for fans of creature feature type horror. Also, I've very much looking forward to the Netflix adaptation that's coming soon.


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