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Inspection
Inspection | Josh Malerman
42 posts | 25 read | 63 to read
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. And neither knows the other exists--until now. The innovative author of Bird Box invites you into a tantalizing world of secrets and lies. 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 their father. And his fellow peers are the only family J has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, but their life at the school is all they know--and all they are allowed to know. But J is beginning to suspect that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other. In Inspection, the masterful author of Bird Box crafts a sinister and evocative gender equality anthem that will have readers guessing until the final page.
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LiteraryLona
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I enjoyed this one as much as Bird Box!

Bklover This one‘s on my list! Looking forward to it- glad to hear you liked it! 1w
LiteraryLona @Bklover there‘s a sneak peek of the Bird Box sequel at the end! 4d
Bklover I didn‘t know there was a sequel coming! Yay!! 4d
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 4! From the author of “Bird Box” comes another tense read, according to the reviewers! J is one of 26 boys are being taught as prodigies at an isolated school deep in the woods. On the other side of the forest is a parallel school for just girls. K has never seen a boy, J‘s never seen a girl. They meet and work to figure out what their schools are up to...and learn about themselves. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Bklover I‘ve been looking forward to this one! 1mo
Rachel.Rencher This kinda sounds like 1mo
avgeyer I just checked this out of the library! 1mo
breemariegarcia Oh, I just finished this one! 1mo
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OnlyYoo
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Here‘s to hoping it spooks me! Doubt it tho haha I just don‘t get scared 👻

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Hooked_on_books
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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26 boys, A-Z, are being raised in an experiment separate from all females or even knowledge of them to determine if genius can be enhanced by reducing distraction. It took me a long time to get into this book, but when I did I realized how much it had to say about control and fascism. If you are interested in this book, do NOT read the description, which has a major spoiler. Just dive in. I found it quite thought-provoking.

vivastory Sounds very intriguing. I actually liked the following Malerman more than Bird Box 3mo
Hooked_on_books @vivastory That‘s interesting. I shied away from that one based on reviews by others but maybe I‘ll rethink that. I really liked Bird Box, so I‘m thinking he‘s an author for me. 3mo
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KimmyM
Inspection | Josh Malerman
Mehso-so

This was fun when I could turn my brain off. But any time I felt myself starting to nitpick and ask questions of the book, I sort of didn't like it. I have very mixed feelings on this one.

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currerbelle
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Happy Book Lover's Day from Jane Austen, Topanga, and me.

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TheLibrarian
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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In case you haven‘t seen, Josh Malerman‘s newest book is for sale on the Kindle for only $2.99! He also wrote Bird Box.

#kindledeal #ebookdeal

Craftylikefox And I just bought! 😊thanks!! 4mo
eanderson I bought this too!!! 4mo
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Geeklet
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Nice kindle deal going on right now. Bird Box author Josh Malerman‘s latest book is $2.99 for the kindle version today. I believe this book is fairly recent, coming out earlier this year. I‘ve been meaning to read it and this is an excellent price. #horror #ebookdeal #kindledeal

vivastory Thanks for posting! 4mo
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rachaich
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Blimey!
I'm kind of speechless.
Whilst the storyline was great, ambling along, as it gained momentum it was fantastic.
I can't say much in case I spoil it, but it us an epic finale.
Brings to mind Lord of the Flies. Really splendid story. He has a great imagination although creepy!

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rachaich
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Oooh... I loved Birdbox and this is just as enticing.

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Bookmarkie
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And the only thing worse than receiving all your information from one source is believing it entirely.
#tryingnottogetpolitical.

Interesting read!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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From the author of Bird Box comes Inspection ☠️
A group of 24 boys are raised in a secluded area under the watchful eye of D.A.D.,who works hard to ensure his boys grow up to be the greatest thinkers & creators. How will this be accomplished? Primarily by establishing a world built on lies & removing the greatest distraction from their lives: the opposite sex. Fascinating & creepy!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Currently reading...

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Branwen
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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All the new books that I picked up from the library a few days ago! I'm going to have to hustle to get them all done before they're due! 😎 I've already finished Miranda in Milan. A queer imagining of what happens to Miranda after the events in The Tempest. SO FREAKING GOOD! So many amazing books have come out this summer so far! Chaplin is hogging the tagged book, as you can see! 😁😸📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #librarylove

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 6mo
Hufflepuffle Chaplin is such a cutie!! 6mo
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spookysara
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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I need to stop buying rare books that break the bank 😍 Litsey won't even let me tag it they don't know it exists 😂 yes I submitted a suggestion. I can't wait to read this!

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cookreadsleep
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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As this book started, I found myself wondering what was going to be scary about it. But I quickly found myself drawn into this world and wondering what would happen to everyone next. I did not anticipate anything that would happen in this book. I found it to be a creative, well-written story. It is probably better described as suspense than horror.

I'm so curious about what the author's fiance recommended he add now!

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JoScho
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Most of my books are packed away so this is the best is could do for #rainbowspines #jazzyjune 🌈

Eggs Pretty pretty! ♥️🌈♥️ 6mo
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Jeannineth
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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My #goodreadssummerreadingchallenge tbr. The top book is my current read. By the way , Inspection is creepy good. Where should I start?

LiteraryinLititz I liked Crawdads a lot! 7mo
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Jeannineth
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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What the heck is going on? !?!

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DavidDiamond
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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From the author of BIRD BOX comes this f‘d up Hogwarts-like tale (minus magic and owls) of what happens when the best scientific intentions are based on an immoral and deceptive hypothesis. It‘s hard to talk about this book without spoiling the twists and turns, so I‘ll stop here. Just know that this starts off as a slow moving train that quickly goes off the rails...but in a good way!

Reviewsbylola This doesn‘t sound like my cup of tea but I loved BB! 7mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Starting this beauty today. I love the color of the cover (I know that‘s random). The plot sounds intriguing and if it‘s like his other books than it will be amazing.

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Godpants
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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I really liked this one. The reviews are so mixed, and I think there are definitely intentional obsfucations or omissions for the sake of pushing the plot. If anyone else has read this and wants to talk in a spoiler-y fashion lets do it.

Gennic I just put a hold on this at the library! 7mo
Godpants @Gennic can‘t wait to see what you think! 7mo
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jackilynn
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Mehso-so

Meh 🤷‍♀️🤔

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jackilynn
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Enjoying my quiet start today. So much I want to get done but first I am going to read while I finish my coffee. I am finally starting to get somewhere in this book.

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Godpants
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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I‘ve seen many mixed reviews for this. I really didn‘t like Unbury Carol, but like all his other work, so hopefully this is a hit for me.

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MissSarahLou
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Mehso-so

A group of boys are raised without ever having seen or met a female to prove that the opposite sex is a distraction and hinders their potential for academic greatness. I had a huge issue with this idea because the possibility of homosexuality is never addressed. Out of the 26 boys, odds are that at least a few of them would be gay! If you can get past that, it is a unique idea and ends up being quite scary.

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CaitlinR
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Pure Malerman! Horrifying and fascinating. Not for the faint of heart, but an excellent read.

“D.A.D.‘s voice. Always direct, always athletic. J wasn‘t the only Alphabet Boy who equated the man‘s voice with strength. Comfort. Security. Knowledge.” (p. 7)

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Neuvel
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Malerman gives a master class in mood-building with this deliciously creepy coming-of-age story. I don‘t want to spoil anything because you need to savor every line, but I‘d call it Dead Poets Society as directed by Tim Burton. Sounds good, doesn‘t it?

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JoScho
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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TGIF! Happy Friday friends! What are you reading this evening? I am about to start the tagged book.
#fridaynightbookclub

hermyknee I‘ve been watching the new season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ☺️ but I‘m also still reading and LOVING 8mo
Eggs I‘m reading 8mo
SmartSassery @hermyknee Sabrina is in my list! 8mo
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Daisey Just getting ready to join in tonight by starting 8mo
AnansiGirl Half way through my re-read of 8mo
JoScho @hermyknee I can‘t wait to watch but I know I will want to binge it and I don‘t have the time right now so I am waiting. Love it! 8mo
JoScho @Eggs what you think of that one? 8mo
JoScho @Daisey 😊❤️😊 8mo
JoScho @SmartSassery sounds like fantasy fun. 8mo
JoScho @mcipher I still haven‘t read that one yet. 8mo
JoScho @AnansiGirl I never got past the first one in that series. 8mo
Eggs Goo oo d! Almost finished 8mo
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ericarobynreads
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Mehso-so

Inspection by Josh Malerman is a slow-burning tale about two groups of children that are raised as a science experiment.

While the slow burn format and the repetition just wasn't my favorite, I would still say that I enjoyed this read. I thought the idea behind the tale was super interesting and eerie!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-inspection-by-josh-malerman/

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Amanda23
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Been in a bit of a reading slump this week. Hoping that today's mail and library haul will snap me out of it.

Reggie I got the Malerman yesterday. Here‘s to hoping it‘s good!!! 🤞🏼 9mo
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Geeklet
Inspection | Josh Malerman

Anyone picked this one up yet? I guess I‘ll wait until payday but I think I‘m interested in it. I liked Bird Box well enough.

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RainyDayReading
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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I am SO excited!!! I won an advance copy of Inspection! Which rarely happens, I never win anything haha. This is the first ARC I‘ve ever received before the publication date. I‘ve had two previous through Goodreads but they always arrived well after publication date. I cannot wait to get to this. After a hellish day this is just what I needed. #bookmail

WorldsOkayestStepMom I hope your day is better tomorrow! 9mo
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
RainyDayReading @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thanks! I‘m hoping that it is! 9mo
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BookwormAHN Congratulations! It sounds like a really good book 👏🏻 9mo
gradcat You post a LOT of interesting books—I‘m stacking! The description of this book reminds me of one of my all-time favorites: 9mo
RainyDayReading @gradcat Thank you! 😊 My reading tastes can be a little odd so I‘m glad that you find them interesting at least 😁 I‘ve never read that one, I‘ll have to look into it! 9mo
RainyDayReading @BookwormAHN Thanks! It‘ll be my first by him so I‘m excited to see what I think. 9mo
wordzie Super 😎 🙌💝 9mo
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Kappadeemom
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Reading the advanced copy of Malerman‘s new book! #Birdbox

LauraJ Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. 10mo
Kaye 😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮 10mo
Kappadeemom @LauraJ it‘s no Bird Box. 10mo
LauraJ @Kappadeemom Bah! Better than Unbury Carol? 10mo
Kappadeemom @LauraJ yes, I didn‘t like Unbury Carol at all and I did like this one. It was a drag in the first 40% and then I finally starting enjoying it. I think it was too long. 10mo
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kyraleseberg
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Probably going to be an unpopular opinion but this was honestly between a pick & a so-so for me. While the idea is intriguing and the details we learn are creepy, this probably would've worked better as a short story for the amount of action and resolution readers are given. Still, a slow burn with a creepy premise that was worth reading.

RadicalReader Can‘t wait to check it this novel was completely glued to bird box 9mo
ericarobynreads I 100% agree! There was too much repetition for me based on the set up. If it had been a novella, it would have been a stronger tale IMO. The idea behind it was so chilling! 8mo
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kyraleseberg
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30% in and this is creeeepy!

Slajaunie Sounds good! 11mo
RadicalReader Can‘t wait to check out this incredible sounding novel. I highly enjoyed this incredible novel by John Marrs that will be a Netflix movie next year 9mo
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NoFrigateLikeABook
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I‘m a sucker for Josh Malerman. I loved BIRD BOX. INSPECTION is a lot longer—more slow-burning dystopian fiction than thriller/horror. I think it could‘ve been tightened up and edited down. I made it to Part Three, and I‘m enjoying this section much more than the first two sections. I‘m going to keep reading it, even though it‘s not my favorite.

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Hazel0303
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Look who is the lucky recipient of this ARC today from #netgalley!!!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
LauraJ Please tell us it‘s good! 11mo
BillBlume That book sounds freaky. 11mo
RadicalReader @Hazel0303 can‘t wait the description I read off of Goodreads says if you enjoyed bird box you‘ll enjoy this one!! 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Already counting down!

BookishTrish Me too! 1y
Callemarie 😍😍😍 1y
laundry_piles Yaaaasssss! Can't wait! 1y
RadicalReader Love how it came out in March best news of 2019 for any and all bookworms 9mo
WanderingBookaneer @RadicalReader : 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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