Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box - Josh Malerman

 

A remarkably different sort of post-apocalyptic novel, one that stems from Lovecraft's "the sight of which will drive men insane" riff in his Cthulhu Mythos tales. Something is loose in the world, something that leaves insanity and suicide in it's wake if it is seen.
By taking the visual away from the reader, who, along with the characters, travels this road blindfolded, and concentrating almost entirely on what the characters hear, the author tweaks the suspense up considerably, and gives his story an interesting radio show vibe. I could imagine this being a featured series of episodes for "Lights Out" or "Inner Sanctum", and the result of listening to it causing a good bit of hysteria among it's audience.

I will be keeping an ear to the ground for more from this author.