Bird Box - Josh Malerman

Bird Box

By Josh Malerman

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,224 Ratings


Now a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar and John Malkovich!

Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.

Something is out there . . .

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.


  • WOW

    By corban.v
    This book had so much suspense while reading. It had me hooked by the first page!
  • Wow!

    By twerkingthruthepeasants
    I finished this in a day! Such a GREAT book and completely different from the movie but in a great way! I absolutely loved it and it left me wanting more! Crazy that I also live in a small town called Ovid, Michigan. I will definitely read this again and again!
  • Loved it but I hated the way it ended but I heard that there was going to be a bird box two

    By decayla.triska
    Loved it but I hated the way it ended but I heard that there was going to be a bird box two
  • Loved it!

    By ColleenK83
    Didn’t want to put it down. Much better than the Netflix movie. The writer takes you along on a super creepy, thrilling and suspenseful ride, from start to finish. Best book I have read in a long time. Fantastic!!! Highly recommend!!
  • Bird Box

    By T minus one
    Excellent! Couldn’t put it down. Would love to see a sequel.
  • Nothing like the movie...

    By Victoriannerd
    The movie on Netflix is nothing compared to the book. At all. It’s like they took the premise and names of characters and that was it. Definitely worth the time reading! I couldn’t put Bird Box down! Looking into other works by this author. Recommend reading this before watching what they call Bird Box on Netflix. Now the movie is just a disappointment.
  • no

    By indoraptorrex
  • chris

    By mcncjc
    this is the best movie
  • Amazing and great deal

    By Era10s
    Loved it
  • Excellent!

    By Rdcin
    Totally engrossing until the very end. Intense and mesmerizing! I loved it!