Blackbird by Michael Fiegel


A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths―and the destruction left in their wake.“When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger. And so I believe in neither free will nor predetermination. I believe in condiments.”A cold-blooded killer-for-hire, Edison ...

Details Blackbird

Release DateNov 14th, 2017
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Horror, Suspense

Reviews Blackbird

  • karen
    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand miles of blood vessels, connected to a fist-sized muscle pushing five liters of blood around with enough force to squirt ten yards through the air should someone put...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book.The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he is at a restaurant and sees eight year old Christina. He takes her. She deserves a better life than the one she is living (he feels.)Don't get all excited, he doesn't ta...
  • Jennifer
    [considering 3.5 stars]Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not scheduled for release until November 2017 but now I have to get my hands on it, right?! Edelweiss had a review copy available and I snapped it up. It took me two weeks to rea...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it means to be evil, and more importantly, what it means to be good.
  • Emily Hemenway
    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know you had? Most definitely. On every level this book isn't really something I would usually go for, and yet here we are with me gushing about it. Somehow in its own dark ...
  • Corey
    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been worth the wait. I hope that you'll all enjoy reading about our favorite pair of misanthropes as much as those of us lucky enough to have been along for the ride hav...
  • Emily
    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock.
  • Amanda
    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know!I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at least 3 more before genetic factors and a super mediocre diet bury me with heart disease. 10/5 would recommend.
  • Karla Peterson
    What does one say about a book as dark as this?"She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her neck. Ripening bruises purple her thin, pale arms, giving her the appearance of a fallen nestling, thin and floppy, not even worth a cat's time. Or a trapped bird, stuck...
  • Branden
    4.5 stars. I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket.Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (especially in these times), but it's a work of fiction. So I'm going to overlook it.