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Josh Malerman

Autor/a de Bird Box

29+ obres 5,706 Membres 401 Ressenyes 5 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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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Crèdit de la imatge: Photo of author and musician Josh Malerman.


Obres de Josh Malerman

Bird Box (2014) 3,241 exemplars
Malorie (2020) 472 exemplars
Unbury Carol (2018) 397 exemplars
Inspection (2019) 352 exemplars
A House at the Bottom of a Lake (2016) 303 exemplars
Goblin (2017) 247 exemplars
Black Mad Wheel (2017) 234 exemplars
Daphne: A Novel (2022) 123 exemplars
Pearl (2021) 122 exemplars
It Waits in the Woods (2023) 55 exemplars
Spin a Black Yarn: Novellas (2023) 48 exemplars
On This the Day of the Pig (2019) 25 exemplars
I Can Taste the Blood (2016) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
In Darkness, Delight: Masters of Midnight (2019) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
A Little Red Book of Requests (2021) 8 exemplars
In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night (2019) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Kafes (2015) 8 exemplars
Ghoul N' The Cape (2021) 7 exemplars
Incidents Around the House (2024) 7 exemplars
Carpenter’s Farm 2 exemplars
Super Spy 2 exemplars
صندوق طير 1 exemplars
V pasti (2016) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Col·laborador — 164 exemplars
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream (2018) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror (2022) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered (2023) — Pròleg — 88 exemplars
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Anthology) (2016) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror (2023) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Scary Out There (2016) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Lost Signals (2016) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Doorbells at Dusk (2018) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles (2020) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Dark Matter Presents Human Monsters: A Horror Anthology (2022) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre (2018) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
You, Human: An Anthology of Dark Science Fiction (2016) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Beyond the Veil (2021) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road (2018) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Hardboiled Horror (2017) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors (2022) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (2022) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Out of Tune - Book II (2016) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Cemetery Dance Issue 74/75 (2016) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny: Tales of a Very Weird West (2023) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (2021) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Ten-Word Tragedies (2019) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Chiral Mad 5 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Michigan, USA
Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary)
Biografia breu
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.



At its best, creepy, disturbing, and makes you tense up like a snake's about to bite you. It makes you speculate and gives you enough information to be interesting but not enough to make it stop being interesting. Some of it I found unnecessarily heavy-handed (I find body horror to be gross, but not frightening). Still, better than 99% of the horror out there.
amandrake | Hi ha 253 ressenyes més | Apr 17, 2024 |
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 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 253 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 253 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |



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