Black Mad Wheel

Black Mad Wheel

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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From the author of the hit literary horror debut Bird Box ("Hitchcockian." --USA Today) comes a chilling novel about a group of musicians conscripted by the US government to track down the source of a strange and debilitating sound

The Danes--the band known as the "Darlings of Detroit"--are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert--a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.

Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious--and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day.

Part Heart of Darkness, part Lost, Josh Malerman's breathtaking new novel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can't always believe everything you hear.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062259684
Branch Call Number: FIC Maler
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 cm


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Radharc Oct 17, 2017

As Malerman used the sense of vision as the basis of his previous book, Bird Box (soon to be a film on Netflix!), this novel relies on the sense of sound. In this book, our protagonist is on the hunt for a mysterious sound in an African desert - a sound that has rendered a nuclear weapon inert, not to mention what it can do to people... equally eerie and compelling, you won't easily predict how this book ends.

Aug 20, 2017

A rare combination of sci-fi, horror, and rock band literary genres. The 2nd half of the novel is completely unpredictable.

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