Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Unbury Carol

Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love...


Details Unbury Carol

TitleUnbury Carol
ISBN9780399180163
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Fantasy, Fiction, Westerns
Rating

Reviews Unbury Carol

  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    "I'm a thing old enough to know that old was once young and that because young becomes old there is not love of life, only a fear of decay."Unbury Carol is sort of a mash up between a spaghetti western, the Brother's Grimm's Sleeping Beauty and do I dare say it, a Quentin Tarantino movie? I could seriously see Tarantino doing a movie with this book. Some of the characters are almost cartoonish such as Smoke - and I do mean that in a good way. He ...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Outrageously Far-Out Stars.......UNBURY CAROL is a bizarre story of good vs. evil with a strange mix of....magical realism....old time west...tricks and tricksters....and even a bit of paranormal when monster ROT enters the dreaded world Carol calls Howltown. Carol's frightening (secretive) health condition makes her appear dead as a doornail when she literally falls into a coma and almost no one knows about it, so....after confidant and best...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    1970-01-01
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/WARNING: THIS IS GOING TO BE A HOT MESS.You ready???? Okay . . . . . Carol is “dead” – her evil husband (who was TOTALLY Justin LaMonte in my brain). Sidenote (yes already a sidenote): Do y’all know who Justin Lamonte is? Probably not because you’re not ancient, but if you too are old you might remember him as a super douchebag from North and South . . . . Anyway, Justin Lam...
  • Dan Schwent
    1970-01-01
    Carol Evers suffers from a bizarre condition: at times of stress, she lapses into a coma that closely resembles death, only she can hear what's going on around her. Now she's in one of her comas and her husband is planning on burying alive. The only man that can save her is a notorious outlaw that ran from her and her condition years ago, James Moxie...Josh Malerman is all the rage these days. What better way to give him a shot than a Netgalley A...
  • Zoeytron
    1970-01-01
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.How dead can you be, and still be alive? Carol Evers can tell you all about it the next time she wakes up.  She can listen with her mind's ear, no one else can hear.  The Trail, where legends are made, where you can expect tricky lighting, and space that is "off".  Now, throw in Smoke and a mirror.  A sour memory and a lost love.   I'd advise steering clear of Smoke.  He has a penchant ...
  • Bill
    1970-01-01
    To be fair I only made it 10? 15? 20%? into this one. I don't even know and don't care enough to look it up. Whatever percent it was, it was too much and I couldn't go on.I hated everything about this one except for the "idea". Too bad, I was looking forward to it and it sounds good on paper...but not on the page.Edited 3-23-18After recently watching a video on beta readers by my friend Edward, I felt bad that I just gave this one a single star w...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    1970-01-01
    Being an active Goodreads user, I put great importance on writing and, especially, reading reviews. I will admit reviews definitely impact what I choose to read: my TBR is long and I want to read the best books possible. Unbury Carol, the upcoming release from Josh Malerman, has not been getting good reviews — especially from my friends, people I trust in the GR community. Since his book was chosen as the second Nightworms read, however, I had ...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    No one likes to be one of the pioneering negative reviews for a book, especially when you're already invested in the author, so let me start out by saying: some readers are going to love this. Unbury Carol is not a bad book by any means - it was just not the book for me.I recently read and adored Bird Box, and even though the summary for Unbury Carol seemed about as different from Bird Box as anything could be, I had enough faith in Malerman's st...
  • Sadie | sadie_reads_them_all
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to the publisher for an Advanced Reader's Copy for all seven of the Night Worms review group in exchange for honest reviews. This book is out on April 10th.Of course, after reading Bird Box, I put Josh Malerman in the group of "authors that write books I want to read." Malerman's female protagonist in Bird Box exists in an apocalyptic state of events with a major physical handicap. In this book, Unbury Carol, our protagonist Carol is in...
  • Michael Hicks
    1970-01-01
    DNF at 15%. This one is just not clicking with me at all, and Malerman's latched onto certain words he repeats ad naseum. Every single character, apparently, must utter the phrase "Hell's heaven" in every conversation they have (word search shows 45 instances of this throughout the book). And if I have to be told one more time that John Moxie is an outlaw, I'm going to break my Kindle. Word search shows 150 instances of the word "outlaw" cropping...
  • Mindi
    1970-01-01
    I have literally just finished this book, and it completely exceeded my expectations. I will often take a peek at spoiler-free reviews before I pick up a book, and I was a bit disappointed when I noticed that quite a few of the reviews on Goodreads were negative. People that I respect were calling this one a DNF, and others just flat out didn't like it. I was worried going in, especially since this book was selected as the second book for a revie...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    "Fear was no stranger to Howltown, no traveler from the Trail, but the fear she felt now was shattering." I read Unbury Carol as the second book for the Night Worms review team. This was a rollercoaster for me - I really enjoyed some parts, and struggled with others. I want to say up front that I am not particularly fond of books with a lot of traveling, so keep that in mind when reading my review. I think I would classify this as a paranormal we...
  • J.D. Barker
    1970-01-01
    Fantastically clever. A breakneck ride to save a life already lost, proving sometimes death is only the beginning.
  • Marvin
    1970-01-01
    Anyone who reads my review knows that I am heads over heels in love with the novels of Josh Malerman. You must believe me when I say I am not being paid to say that. He is that good. His first novel was Bird Box which is the type of horror novel veteran writers would give their non-dominant arm for. The second novel, Mad Black Wheel, is just as good. Now we have his third novel, Unbury Carol and, for reasons to be related soon, it is the most unu...
  • Bandit
    1970-01-01
    It’s never a good idea to go into a book with high expectations. In this case not so much about the book per se, but the author, who seems to have made a name for himself already with two well received literary terrorfests. So it is partly due to preconceived notions, partly due to the book’s western theme (which almost never works for me) and partly due to the story itself that this turned out to be such an underwhelming read. The premise is...
  • Ashley (bookishmommy) Saywers
    1970-01-01
    3.5 ⭐ First of all, this is a genre bending book. It can't really be contained in one category. It's horror/fantasy/paranormal/western all rolled into one. With that said, I'm sure if you are a fan of Westerns, you'll LOVE this book even more. That's the part I had a hard time getting into; the backstory of the outlaws on The Trail.I LOVED Carol's point of view as well as the other people in Harrows. I wanted more Howltown, more Carol, I even w...
  • Dez Nemec
    1970-01-01
    I requested to review this book because I just adored Bird Box, but it also sounded unique (just like Bird Box). I was not disappointed. Apparently, I am a Josh Malerman fan.The book begins with Carol and her husband, Dwight, at the funeral of Carol's friend, John Bowie. John is the only person outside of the couple who knew about Carol's "condition," and Carol is concerned that should she go under and something happens to Dwight, she might be in...
  • Philip Haagensen
    1970-01-01
    Josh Malerman IS Buckaroo Banzai. He's a rock star with a writing side gig and likely performs brain surgery in his spare time. And from what I can see he's a boss at all of them.The ideas coming from this guy are so fresh they easily translate into must read stories. Unbury Carol continues a winning streak of solid novels which include Bird Box, Black Mad Wheel, and the recently published Goblin. I received an ARC copy of Unbury Carol after Male...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Unbury Carol from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. It's no secret that Josh Malerman is one of my favorite authors, and this novel was another 5-star read for me. One of the things I love most about Malerman's writing is that it's difficult to box him into one genre; each of his stories is unique. Unbury Carol is no exception to this fact. Yes, it's a western, but it is so much more. This is a ...
  • Hope Sloper
    1970-01-01
    With notorious outlaws, explosions, guns, and death (and something like it), this book is an all-out must read. While I do love Moxie and rooted for him throughout the novel, Smoke caught more of my attention than any other. Smoke (another Trail outlaw) was meant to be one of the foes. However, I kinda fell in love with his songs, rhymes, and ruthlessness. This is a solid, interesting story, from start to finish. This novel gives you many reaso...
  • Bracken
    1970-01-01
    [review coming]
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes the beauty of a good story is to be found in how the story is told as much as in the story itself – this could not be truer of Josh Malerman’s Unbury Carol.Unbury Carol is a raucous mash-up of mythical Western crossed with Gaslight and seasoned with a hint of pathos all delivered by a cast of characters who would be right at home on a season of Westworld directed by del Torro. Malerman takes archetypical characters and imbues them w...
  • David
    1970-01-01
    This is one of the more bizarre books I have read recently. It is set in an alternate past similar to the American Old West. Carol Evers suffers from a rare disease that puts her into a coma deep enough that it mimics death. Unfortunately for her, the only people who know of this condition are either dead (her close friend), far away (her former lover, the outlaw James Moxie) and her husband Dwight, who wants her buried before she awakens so he c...
  • Tami
    1970-01-01
    I believe this is the first western horror story I have ever read and it was quite an entertaining experience. With a bit of romance, dark humor and a touch of the psychological thriller, Josh Malerman has given readers an engrossing second novel.What got my attention about the story was the concept of being buried alive. I remember watching The Alfred Hitchcock Hour as a child and on one episode a man in prison planned his escape via casket. Unf...
  • Colby
    1970-01-01
    Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman is a strange, macabre novel that combines horror, fantasy and western in a completely satisfying way.Unbury Carol is Josh Malerman’s third novel and so far he is three out of three when it comes to writing fantastic horror with great emotional depth. Following Bird Box (2014) and Black Mad Wheel (2017), Unbury Carol might be his best so far. Carol Evers is a woman who suffers from a mysterious illness that causes h...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC through a Goodreads giveaway!Carol Evers has a condition: sometimes she slips into a coma that looks very much like she's dead. Normally she doesn't fear being buried alive, because her husband Dwight and her best friend John both know of her condition. When John dies, however, Carol doesn't have time to confide in anyone else before she slips back off to Howltown (what she calls the in-between place of her coma), and Dwight i...
  • Carol Ann
    1970-01-01
    Heaven’s hell this is a rollicking good read. Bravo Josh Malerman! I had a blast. Highly recommended.
  • Jonathan Lees
    1970-01-01
    Hell’s Heaven! UNBURY CAROL is an Old West Cinemascope nightmare filled with sweat and savagery, galloping at the pace of a horse pushed to its limits. Highly recommended.
  • Ali (the bandar blog)
    1970-01-01
    Unbury Carol is a bizarre book. Period. In the copy of the novel I received, there was a letter from the editorial director of Del Rey Books discussing how Josh Malerman's originality is rewriting the rules of the genre, and that this particular novel is entirely unique. I don't think I could have said it better. This book doesn't really fit into any one genre, other than fiction, and that's just where the weirdness begins.I loved Josh Malerman's...
  • Leslie
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARCI was instantly intrigued by the back cover blurb and the book did not disappoint.Carol Evers suffers from a condition in which she falls into a death-like coma at times of stress. After her best friend dies, only her husband Dwight, and her long lost love, the outlaw James Moxie, knows of her ailment. Before she can tell anyone else, she succumbs to her condition once again. While unable to move or ...