My middle-ish rating is not indicative of Malerman’s writing. Malerman is a fantastic writer. However, I think this book was maybe 80 pages too long, or may have been more impactful as a short story.
It does start to get a bit slow and repetitive at times, but the ending is fast and insane and…brutal.
Inspection has elements reminiscent of 1984, Never Let Me Go and The Giver.
It’s an incredibly unique story, and although not quite as memorable as Bird Box, still enjoyable for those who like some sci-fi/light horror.