Title: Bird Box
Author: Josh Malerman
Source: Borrowed from the library
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 kicked off October with a spooky book. I have been in a bit of a reading slump so this was a quick, creepy read.
The premise is there is a sudden sickness that breaks out that causes people to become violent after they see something and commit suicide. The world slowly shuts down as people start hiding away and blocking themselves from the outside world. Malorie is the character giving us a view of the world. It flashes between the present day and when the disaster started.
Malorie is not a the most likable character. She is harsh with the children and she lives in complete fear of the outside world. Malorie gives a lot of insight on how things started, but in the end we really do not know what cause the sickness. There is some theories are thrown out there about what caused it but there is nothing concrete really given.
I liked the book but I did not love it. It had some creepiness to it, but I was hoping for more.