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Josh Malerman

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Josh Malerman is an author from Britain who was short listed for the James Herbert Award for Horror writing for his title Bird Box. This title has also made the bestseller list in 2019. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Verk av Josh Malerman

Bird Box (2014) 3,198 exemplar
Malorie (2020) 462 exemplar
Unbury Carol (2018) 390 exemplar
Inspection (2019) 347 exemplar
A House at the Bottom of a Lake (2016) 288 exemplar
Goblin (2017) 232 exemplar
Black Mad Wheel (2017) 231 exemplar
Pearl (2021) 116 exemplar
Daphne: A Novel (2022) 115 exemplar
It Waits in the Woods (2023) 46 exemplar
Spin a Black Yarn: Novellas (2023) 41 exemplar
On This the Day of the Pig (2019) 25 exemplar
I Can Taste the Blood (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
In Darkness, Delight: Masters of Midnight (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Kafes (2015) 7 exemplar
Ghoul N' The Cape (2021) 6 exemplar
Incidents Around the House (2024) 3 exemplar
Carpenter’s Farm 2 exemplar
Super Spy 2 exemplar
صندوق طير 1 exemplar
V pasti (2016) 1 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Michigan, USA
Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary)
Kort biografi
Josh Malerman is an American author and also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show "Shameless." His book Bird Box is also currently being filmed as a feature film starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson. Bird Box was also nominated for the Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Herbert Award. His books Black Mad Wheel and Goblin have also been nominated for Stoker Awards.



4/3/2019 Edit: I'm changing my rating from 3 to 2 stars after more thinking. I've added in a little more in my review, but essentially I don't think Malerman's interesting idea for "Inspection" was well executed or excuses his clumsy pacing and characterizations, nor do I think he wrote a well-thought out or relevant narrative on anything pertaining to gender or sexuality. If anything, I think "Inspection" feels more dated than its 2019 release year. If you want a good Malerman story, go read "Bird Box"-it's way better.

I truly don’t know how I feel about “Inspection”. On one hand, I can honestly say I’ve never read a book quite like it. Malerman's story idea is one that is both enthralling and disturbing, and throughout the whole book I was very eager to see how things turned out. The ending was quite...dramatic. Harsh. Bloody. A blurb for the book calls the ending “Tarantino-esque” and I think that’s appropriate.

However, the pacing of the book felt off kilter, too. POVs are unevenly distributed, and really unsympathetic, droll characters are given the limelight (looking at you, Warren), and it takes away from the kids. It almost feels to me like Malerman had this really cool idea for a book and started outlining it, but didn’t spend enough time refining and really digging into parts of it. Portions of “Inspection” make for a very interesting suspense/horror novel, but those portions are kinda bogged down by unrefined, unrealized bits.
I'm also a little disappointed at the extreme black or white-ness of the story: because it revolves around a group of boys and a group of girls who are raised without the knowledge of the other, I thought gender and sexuality would be more of a narrative. But when it comes down to it, Malerman basically writes that boys are boys because they have a penis and girls are girls because they don't. It just feels a little dated and unaware.
I truly wish I had liked this book better because I've been looking forwards to it for some time! I think Malerman has potential (as seen with "Bird Box") but "Inspection" doesn't do it for me.
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deborahee | 16 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
So so creepy.

This isn’t my typical kind of book and because I read mostly before bed it took me forever to get through it because I didn’t want to read this particular book right before sleeping.
hmonkeyreads | 252 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
I guess I found it compelling enough to read but really I'm still not sure what all the fuss is about.

Edit: I watched the movie. The movie was so much better honestly wondering why I read this at all.
Blanket_Dragon | 252 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
This short read is a tale of two sisters, the younger apparently a talented actor and the elder a whizz at scripting and filming her on an iPhone. Then the younger one disappears in the Ucatanani National Forest. I wasn't sure how anyone knew where she had gone. The elder sister, out partying with friends, is blamed by their parents for not watching over her sibling. She takes part in the searches in the woods and hears two policemen discussing the "urban" legend of a creature that guards a bridge and wants people to donate their faces to it.

Eventually after three years the elder sister embarks on a solitary expedition into the forest to find out what happened. I found this interval unlikely: surely she would have done so soon after the disappearance? It seems to be just so that she can be eighteen and legally able to drive and to live away from home rather than something arising from character.

The walk into the woods takes days and is rather repetitive. There are spooky moments which rack up considerably towards the end, but the ending is rushed, inconclusive and not credible for me - despite taking days to reach her destination, she is back at the car in no time. So I can rate this at 2 stars only.
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kitsune_reader | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 18, 2024 |



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