Saturday, January 17, 2015


Author:  Josh Malerman
Genre:  Horror?!?/Apocalypic, Standalone
Published:  2014
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Cassandra Campbell
Yearly Count:  4

People going berserk has made it to the news.  Many times.  All over the country.  People need to protect themselves from the unknown.  Malorie is one of them.

This reminded me of Heart-Shaped Box (Hill) (Ahhhh!  Just realized they both have Box in the title), and I didn't like that one at all.  So, at least this one had something to keep me interested enough to finish.  However, there were times when I almost gave up.  It was so slow and boring.  The last 1/4 saved the book, and I have thought about it since putting it down.  That deserves a "just okay" for bringing it out of the dumps.  

I did not know what this book was about before diving in.  Had I known, I would had never picked it up.  I think this genre is ridiculous and not for me.

Thoughts of Joy


  1. I'm so glad I have you to weed out all the mediocre books for me. ☺

  2. Les ~ This genre just doesn't work for me. If you liked HSB, then you should really like this one. I promise I won't hold it against you. :)

  3. You've reminded me that I got about halfway through Heart-Shaped Box before having to put it aside for something else last year (can't remember what now). Obviously I wasn't too enthralled with it either...

    1. Trish ~ I was going to agree that if you set a book aside, you probably aren't enthralled with it, BUT then I remembered a book I have on my nightstand. I was thoroughly enjoying it, but set it aside. :( I haven't been reading BOOKS lately. If I read, it's an ebook at night when I'm only allowed a hidden glow. :) The book I set aside is a book-book. Needless to say, it's okay if you set HSB aside. :)


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