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Malorie: One of the best horror stories published for years' (Express) (Bird Box 2) (English Edition) eBook Kindle
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- ASIN : B07PY4VDTT
- Editora : Orion (21 julho 2020)
- Idioma : Inglês
- Tamanho do arquivo : 1105 KB
- Leitura de texto : Habilitado
- Leitor de tela : Compatível
- Configuração de fonte : Habilitado
- X-Ray : Não habilitado
- Dicas de vocabulário : Habilitado
- Número de páginas : 236 páginas
- Ranking dos mais vendidos: Nº 184,689 em Loja Kindle (Conheça o Top 100 na categoria Loja Kindle)
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Principal avaliação do Brasil
Ocorreu um problema para filtrar as avaliações agora. Tente novamente mais tarde.
E tudo vai acontecendo para ser ótimo como o original, mas a parte final fica devendo.
Tudo é corrido no final, e acontece muito rápido, perdendo aquele suspense que existe em toda a história (desde o primeiro livro). E isso tira a história do ritmo... mas uma terceira história (se é que vá existir) tem que corrigir isso, para que o 'trem volte aos trilhos'.
Uma pena, mas que não tire as 4 estrelas que o livro mereça!!!!!
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I very rarely buy hardback books - I only buy them in the rare instance where I desperately want to read what has been released and don't want to wait for the paperback. I say this because I bought this in hardback which shows you how much I was looking forward to it. I absolutely loved Bird Box (book not film) and couldn't wait to see how Malories story had progressed.
This book finds Malorie and her kids, Tom and Olympia, 14/15 years after the events of the first book. They escaped the School of the Blind after the residents went mad and have been living relatively peacefully at a remote disused camp ground for 10 years. Malorie is still cold, clinical and regimental in how she raises her kids - blindfolds on, do only as I say, keep your body covered, stick to the rules. However their "safe" existence is turned on its axis with the arrival of a census man who leaves information which ends up revealing that (a )Malorie's parents may still be alive and (b) There is a 'blind' train in existence which could conveniently take them where they need to go. I have condensed all of this into one paragraph but the reality was that all of this dragged on for a long time in the book - about 100 pages or more if memory serves me right. And that was the books first downfall....
Yes the downfalls... There were many:
1. The first half of the book dragged on and on so much so that I found myself putting it down quite early on and struggling to want to pick it back up again. It was only my love of the preceeding book that made me keep going.
2. So much of this book from beginning to end consists of Malories internal musings, worries and flashbacks. This quickly became very repetitive and boring to me.
3. The journey from Camp Yadin to the railway station made no sense whatsoever (I realise Olympias revelation at the end explains a lot but while you are actually reading it, you are left scratching your head). Malorie's journey on the river in Bird Box seemed in some way plausible to me - the water flow carried them in the right direction and as a reader you felt the perilous journey had been well thought out. It seemed possible. But the idea that 3 blindfold people could walk for 30 miles (presumably with unseen cross roads, byroads etc to navigate) to a destination they had never been to to get to a precise spot (the railway platform) well that just defies logic. I mean I live in a small town with a railway station and I get asked for directions to it at least once a month and that's with all of the benefits of sight/ road signs / sat nav etc!!! My point being that if people in the real world cant find their way, how on earth are we expected to believe a 30 mile journey blindfolded without any visual or technological aids is possible!
4. Gary. Do I really need to explain this?! I saw this coming a mile off because he was mentioned so much throughout the book and yet the whole thing felt unnatural and ridiculous. We are lead to believe he has been silently stalking Malories family for years and yet Tom who can hear blades of grass flatten never heard a sound from Gary and Olympia who can actually see never saw him?!
5. Malorie was thrown from the train and wakes in a hole in the ground. This whole scenario received no explanation. How did Olympia find her? I know she has sight but is she also psychic?!
6. Olympia has the power to see: This actually did make sense to me from the explanation we were given but this revelation raised as many questions as it answered. One of the big ones being what do the creatures look like???
7. Athena Hantz and her merry band of crazy people: Malorie and Olympia walk through a horror of bodies piled up. We are lead to believe that bodies are literally piled up in their hundreds just yards from where this camp is based and yet Tom, Olympia and even Malorie, all with heightened senses, don't get the unbelievable stench something like this would create from miles back? Also, after it is discovered that Tom is the Elon Musk of the new world and that Malories dad has not only survived but is living in this crazy camp, everyone seems to conveniently forget about the mass open graves a stones throw from where they are now living!
I was on a path to only giving Malorie 2 stars but the final third of the book upped the ante and felt more exciting and reminiscent of Bird Box so that made me feel a little more generous and add an extra star - but it only just scrapes into the 3 star territory. Unfortunately I feel that this book is not a patch on Bird Box. I do feel that the makings of a great sequel is here but it is not well thought out enough. As a reader we can suspend with belief to a point but it has to make sense.
I've been waiting for this story for a long time, however the plot isn't really worth the wait. The start is great, however it descends into confusion and unrealistic events.
Malorie finds out that her parents are alive and takes her teenage kids to find them, using a train to get there. This is one of many impossible events. It doesn't make sense for somebody to be able to construct a train and get it working, all while blindfolded.
On the train is where things get fuzzy. Malorie slaps Tom for some inexplicable reason. Tom is understandably angry and walks away, where he finds Gary. A few moments before this Gary's accomplices throw Malorie off the train/trap her somewhere. I really don't know. After this Olympia rescues her and reveals to her that she can see the creatures, however the reason for this is never revealed and Malorie reacts with no shock or anything. She doesn't even ask her what they look like. Then they somehow walk the entire distance to Tom, where they find that he's created something that allows them to see the creatures. Then Malorie finds her father and kills Gary.
I read it exactly how I wrote it. The ending is extremely rushed and unrealistic. I think the author was in a hurry to finish it.
Overall, quite disappointing, but not the worst book ever.
As a mother, everything and everyone outside the safety of their little nest is a threat, and opening their eyes outside remains unthinkable. Seventeen years of obeying rules might have kept them alive but they’re not really ‘living’, which begs the question: they’ve all grown older, but who is wiser in this broken new world – the parent or the child?
This balancing act creates harsh exchanges between the three and is superbly written. Conversations aren’t protracted making what IS said hugely effective, especially when Malorie shuts down any seed of a fresh idea before it can take root.
The irony of this blinkered way of life, both literally and metaphorically, propels them all into taking the greatest risk since they left the refuge of the School for the Blind at the beginning of the book. During their journey, Malorie becomes acutely aware of changes happening outside her knowledge and control. Determining if this shift is gross stupidity or progress is a profound experience for her.
I enjoyed the intenseness right up to the end of the ‘train’, at which point it started to go a little off the rails for me. And while the ‘finale’ was an eye-opener (excuse the pun), it all felt too convenient. After all that endurance and horror I had hoped for more than what felt like a tick-box exercise to briskly tidy up most of the loose ends.
Shame that. Still happy to have read it though.