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, who think of their enigmatic school's founder as t ...more
A lot of people, not…moreSome people get advanced copies from the publisher to review, so there are some reviews/hype before the book is available.
A lot of people, not knowing how reviewing works, like to leave 'reviews' for books they want to read that they haven't read, thus making the average rating for the book absolutely worthless. (less)
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
Like so many, I love, love, loved BIRD BOX, (both novel and movie) enjoyed THE HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE and UNBURY CAROL, and now after reading INSPECTION, one thing I know for sure is....with Josh Malerman, you never know what you're going to get!
"They deserve the truth."
Malerman sets the stage by introducing the reader to a bizzare school of trusting young teens (with letters for names) living in a secluded world of strict laws and fear of disease. O...more
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 loved Inspection.
Our plot is so very different from anything I’ve read before. Within the first couple of pages, I was completely entrenched in this dark fable of our boys and girls who have only letters for names and no clue about any of the truths of life ...more
In the forests of Northern Michigan stands two towers being operated by an organization of scientists and ex-felons. The Parenthood, as they call themselves, have an underlying theory about the human condition that they a ...more
Ok, I'll get of my ranty rant and focus on Inspection now.
Mr. Malerman, you have truly outdone yourself with this one.
Nature vs. Nurture.
Genius vs. Reality
Boy vs ...more
Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Inspection. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing.
Author: Josh Malerman
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Del Rey
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: April 23, 2019