J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the schools enigmatic founder as their father. Js peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they knowand all they are allowed to know. But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and hes beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like Js, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other....
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Malerman gives a master class in mood-building with this deliciously creepy coming-of-age story. I don’t want to spoil anything because you need to savor every line, but I’d call it Dead Poets Society as directed by Tim Burton. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
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Experiments do not always come to fruition in the way that is expected. This is a whole new twist on the concept of Parenthood. The dreaded daily Inspections, checking for disease and rot. If there is any sign of spoilage, the Corner awaits. The Corner hums and croons and sometimes it rumbles. What goes on behind that door?
I applaud this author's fresh ideas, how he eschews the formulaic recipes and has yet to use a cookie-cutter. I l ...more
I bought this thing for full price on release day. I should’ve known better, maybe, but after having a good time with Unbury Carol I thought it’d be safe. Nope. I was wrong.
(No I’m not reviewing this. I’m angry.)
One of the most unique and original books I’ve ever read-a solid 5 stars. In Inspection, we learn that there are the Alphabet Boys-young boys being raised in a remote and controlled location. These boys know nothing of the outside world, including the knowledge of women. The basis of this “experiment” is so these boys become the world’s greatest thinkers (scientists, mathematicians, engineers and so on) without being subjected to the world’s daily distractions.
When I started this book, I went i ...more
I'm so disappointed. I loved Bird Box so much, and this is nothing like that book. In fact, a complete opposite. Its long and sooooo slow paced. And not in a goof way where you at least got good developed characters. I read past approx. 50% (at the least, even more) and they still haven't met the other school, or anything interesting happened. There are too many books out there, waiting to be discovered so I'm not going to waste my time. I heard the ending is interesting and twisted, but man, it ...more
Right now is a great time to be Josh Malerman.
The success of the Netflix Original, BIRD BOX, based on his horror novel of the same title, is staggering. I'm not at all surprised. Great books make great movies. Everything that is excellent about the film, is due to the fact that Malerman's story is a sweet set up for a film adaptation. I *felt* that book in a very tangible way so it was so cool to see that translated to the screen by people in the industry that respected Malerman's work and honor ...more
Josh Malerman is best known for his disturbing, deeply original novel “Bird Box,” about a mother determined to save her two young children, even though it will mean rowing 20 miles down a river, blindfolded. The brilliant elevator pitch behind that book? When you see it, whatever it is, you will kill yourself on the spot: hence, the mother’s need for the blindfold. The novel became a frightening movie and then an even more terrifying cult phenomenon, as people began vying for Darwin Awards by do ...more
I sincerely do not know how to rate this. How do you rate a book that held you entranced, kept you turning pages because you had to KNOW what was ultimately going to happen, and yet you still found problematic to a degree? Also, I feel a rant coming on, because I've read a number of reviews for this one just now, and I have something to say.
Let's address that first. People and expectations. Here's the thing about Josh Malerman, the sensational new voice in horror fiction who penned the fantastic ...more