Pandemia and Coronavirus book. Bird Box

Author: Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman’s 2014 book (Harper Collins) may exist on the borderline of horror and thriller, but the story proves to resonate with the current climate. The story, also adapted into a Netflix feature film starring Sandra Bullock, centers on an epidemic in which people are driven to deadly violence after taking a glimpse at a mysterious phenomenon. Scattered survivors remain as they live in an abandoned home near the river, unable to risk going outside without fully seeing. Malerman’s story depicts a horrific snapshot of a world trapped and unable to risk exposure to outside surroundings, seemingly foreshadowing the social distancing many are forced to practice amid the coronavirus pandemic. Malerman is also set to release a sequel to Bird Box, titled Malorie.