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Blindfolds Mandatory with Josh Malerman’s Bird Box Sequel

Bird Box by Josh Malerman Malorie by Josh MalermanWe know, we know. Wearing those facemasks can be a drag sometimes. But you know what could be worse? Having to wear a blindfold all the time, as in Bird Box, the movie that scared us all to death a couple years ago. The movie was based on Josh Malerman's novel of the same name, and hell, the novel Bird Box can scare you even more than the movie. You know the basic plot: a single glimpse of some terrifying entity can drive people to savage violence. Malorie, with her two young children and a handful,of other survivors undertake a blindfolded journey to safety.

Well, just when you though it was safe to take off that blindfold, Malerman is back with a sequel to Bird Box. Malorie: A Bird Box Novel will be released in hardcover on July 21st. Here is the synopsis:

"Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. 

There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive--and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. Don't get lazy, she tells them. Don't take off your blindfold. AND DON'T LOOK.

But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. 

Malorie has already lost so much: her sister, a house full of people who meant everything, and any chance at an ordinary life. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors--and risking the lives of her children again. 

Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. 

Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more."

You know you want to read it, and you can pre-order it with The Literate Lizard! Free pick-up in the store or local delivery, or we can ship anywhere for a modest shipping fee. We also have Malerman's earlier novels in paperback. Along with Bird Box, there is last year's Inspection, and his earlier Black Mad Wheel. AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR WEARING A FACEMASK! 

Inspection by Josh Malerman Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman