Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and one of two singer/ songwriters for rock band The High Strung. His debut novel, Bird Box, is the inspiration for the hit Netflix film of the same name. His other novels include Unbury Carol and Inspection. Malerman lives in Michigan with his fiancee, the artist/musician Allison Laakko.
Inspection proves that Josh Malerman is a master magician of narrative form. He's distilled the zeitgeist of our terrible times into this dazzling chameleon of a story, part Grimm's fairy tale of innocent youth, part dystopian gender politics, and authoritarianism run amok, with a satisfying Tarantino-esque ending. - Alma Katsu, author of The HungerA twisted fairy tale set in a truly unique world that should not be spoiled, Josh Malerman's Inspectionreimagines the pillars of childhood in a smart, witty, and compulsively readable story of growth and rebellion. Read it and enjoy the discovery. - Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount CharEngaging and suspenseful! Malerman creates a fiendish fairy tale of a world where boy was never meant to meet girl and the hell unleashed when they finally do. - J. D. Barker, internationally bestselling author of The Fourth Monkey and DraculInspection is Josh Malerman's best work to date, a riveting, terrifying, and ultimately life-affirming fable. I'd put Inspection on the same tier as other great novels of dictatorial manipulation such as Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. An experience not to be missed by an author who is firing on all cylinders. - Philip Fracassi, author of Behold the Void