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Unbury Carol
Title : Unbury Carol
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ISBN : 9780399180163
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384

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 herCarol 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, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.And a


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Unbury Carol Reviews

  • Debra

    "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 is a nasty piece of work.I am not a fan of western [...]

  • Carol

    Review on the way

  • Rachel

    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 storytelling to confidently dive in. What I found wa [...]

  • J.D. Barker

    Fantastically clever. A breakneck ride to save a life already lost, proving sometimes death is only the beginning.

  • Hope Sloper

    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 reasons to keep reading once you've started, but the author [...]

  • Dez Nemec

    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 trouble. Carol's "condition" is unique - she goes [...]

  • Colby

    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 her to fall into comas so deep that she appears dea [...]

  • Kate

    I received this ARC through a 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 is thrilled to have the opportunity to get rid of his wife o [...]

  • Carol Ann

    Heaven’s hell this is a rollicking good read. Bravo Josh Malerman! I had a blast. Highly recommended.

  • KC

    3.5 stars. This magical-realism old western is packed with a whole lot of bang. Carol appears to have died but she is still very much alive and yet her husband, Dwight, wants to finish the job by burying her as soon as possible but not before her former lover/outlaw, Moxie attempts to save her by riding into town before the dastardly deed is done all the while being chased by a very bad dude named Smoke who has a lust for fire. Maleraman has created something quite unique; as if Quentin Tarantin [...]

  • Bracken

    [review coming]

  • Kristen Burns

    3.5 stars - review soon

  • Philip Haagensen

    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 Malerman made an appearance at the recent NYCC earlier [...]

  • Mike

    A mythical outlaw returns to save his true love from being buried alive.3.5 Stars - a Cormac McCarthy style Western gets infused with magical realism in this dark story about life, death, love, and regret.

  • Jillian

    I won a copy of this from a giveaway. This started out really slow and I had a hard time getting through the first 100 or so pages. It wasn’t totally what I was expecting, I didn’t know the time or location it took place. But once I looked at a review saying it was like a western and something Tarantino would make into a movie it made more sense. I’ve never read a western and not sure I’d seek one out, but the premise of the story was interesting enough to keep me reading. Definitely be [...]

  • Katherine

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Part Western, part thriller, part paranormal, Unbury Carol is one of the more unique books I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year.Set distinctly in a Western-esque region with a writing style to match, this book may not be for everyone. The book is written in third-person POV but changes each chapter to follow a different character. This means that while the story is linear, the reader only gets bits and pieces of each plot-li [...]

  • David

    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 can get her fortune. Early in the story, Carol fall [...]

  • Erica

    I received an ARC of this novel from NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. Carol Evers suffers from a condition which causes her to appear dead, a condition she has kept secret most of her life. After losing her best friend and confidant, Carol suddenly feels the need to tell someone else. Just before she is able to tell her maid Farrah, she is lost to the coma once again. Her husband, Dwight, has been waiting for this moment. He is the sole beneficiary to [...]

  • Patrice Sartor

    3.5 stars, I rounded up.I received an ARC from NetGalley.Westerns aren't normally my thing, but the idea of a person kinda-sorta dying (Carol enters a coma-like state for a few days before waking back up) repeatedly got me interested. Thankfully, Malerman has a fine way with words, or else I would've given up. Most of the book is not about Carol. Rather, the focus is on her husband Dwight, who is trying to bury her, her ex-lover and famed outlaw James, who is riding his old horse as fast as poss [...]

  • Jeff Terry

    Malerman has one powerful imagination. And here, it serves up something incredibly original. It's a weird western with truly creepy/horror elements that centers on a woman who achieves a death-like state with sudden, seemingly random, episodic comas. She battles them her entire life, but with this coma in UNBURY CAROL, the stakes have never been higher. I loved this book and the unrealized potential is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Malerman created something huge with this book and I [...]

  • Becky Spratford

    Review in the February 1, 2018 issue of Booklist Magazine and on the blog: raforall/2018/02/

  • Elizabeth

    Carol Evers has a secret that only a few know of: she occasionally falls into a deathlike sleep. After being rejected over her condition, Carol is understandably more reserved about who she should tell until now, years after that incident. Her best friend John Bowie knew about her secret, but he recently died. Carol worries that someone will bury her if her husband Dwight is out of town and no one would know they were burying her alive. Right when she almost tells Molly, she falls into a coma. H [...]

  • Jackie

    This is my first Western type book and I have to say I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, mixing the classic tropes of the West with outlaws and duels with a bit of a paranormal element worked to create a story that deals with love, betrayal and redemption. “Unbury Carol” begins with a funeral and the revelation of an illness that mimics death with a husband all to eager to use it to his advantage and ride himself of a wife he was too well loved, independent and proud to need him in th [...]

  • Rachel

    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 with qualities that give each a unique claim on the [...]

  • Teri

    Somehow I missed this was a western, which I definitely don't read, but I was captivated by Bird Box, so I'll read anything Josh Malerman cares to write. As with Bird Box, the author has once again created an original premise, but in this book, Carol loses all senses except hearing.  She's completely helpless, but knows exactly what's happening to her.  And as a claustrophobic, the thought of being buried alive and unable to move is utterly terrifying.  Dwight is narcissistic, selfish, spin [...]

  • Elisa

    It's not fair. Bird Box is a masterpiece and Josh Malerman will have a tough time topping that. Unbury Carol is original, dark and suspenseful but it pales in comparison. I was surprised to see that it is a Western. With good and bad outlaws and a damsel in distress. Carol suffers from some kind of catalepsia. During these "comas" she looks dead, but she's not. Being buried alive must be a horrible way to go, and that seems to be in store for her unless she wakes up. Nobody but her evil husband [...]

  • Jamie

    In exchange for an honest review, I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Unbury Carol from the publisher. 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 story that deals with love, loss, fear, and guilt, [...]

  • Kim McGee

    Carol is a woman with an unusual condition - she sinks into a comatose state for days or weeks and then pops out of it as if nothing happened. The problem, other than dying frequently, is that only a handful of people know and that number has just been reduced. When Carol has another one of these episodes her husband takes advantage of the situation, grabs the inheritance and has her declared dead- for good. Dwight will do whatever it takes, including scaring off the maid and putting a contract [...]

  • Amanda

    I adored Bird Box and recommend it to everyone I know who's looking for a good horror novel, so I was very excited when I had a chance to read an ARC of Josh Malerman's latest book. It wast what I expected. It was a western? But not set in the Old West? With magic? Or not? You were pretty much dropped into the world of the book and forced to fend for yourself which worked for me in Bird Box but not so much here. I will give it this: I came back and kept reading. I cared about the plot and its pr [...]

  • Marisa Richardson

    I wanted to like this book, but I couldn't finish it. In fact, I couldn't get past 70 pages. The premise is great and it could be a great bookbut this seems like the early stages of a movie or TV series. There are good ideas, but nothing is fleshed out nearly enough. What the heck is the Trail? Where and when are these events occurring? *My ARC is missing a map, so perhaps this would help.* The reader is thrown into Carol's story with a brief description of her affliction and then she's gone. Th [...]