Bird Box - Josh Malerman
Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew.
Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing
And we couldn’t look outside anymore.
"They're like infinity, it seems. Something too complex for us to comprehend."
"If they don't know what they do, they can't be villains."
"If you've seen what's out there, it's already too late."
The sheer tension in this book is palpable!. It's been ages since I've read a book that's had me on the edge like this--and I'd already seen the movie (albeit awhile ago...) It has some of the most terrifying scenes I've encountered in a long time and I loved it. The concept of not being able to see is confronting enough, but throw in the horrific consequences of what could happen if you open your eyes and it's one hell of a horror story. It's the removal of such a key sense that inevitably heightens the fear factor, especially in scenes when the characters fear one they're not alone, but can't remove their blindfolds to know for sure. Tense doesn't cut it.