Bird Box, a novel by Josh Malerman is a masterful piece of fiction.
I loved this novel! Bird Box is deliciously suspenseful, creepy, and sad, in perfect proportion. The premise requires characters to go blindfolded, and while this might cripple some stories (vision being the go-to sense for describing scenes, action, characters…well, everything, really) Malerman’s treatment of it adds depth to the novel. As a reader, I never missed the sense—to the contrary, I thought it added to the tension nicely. As an author, I was applauding! I strongly recommend this book.
I can’t wait to read more by this author, though he has set quite a high bar in this debut.