…is the name of a book by Chuck Wendig that I just finished yesterday. I cannot recommend it enough. I’ve spent every spare minute I could carve out of these past few days, immersed in the story of Miriam who is many kinds of fucked up, and who just happens to know when and how you will die, if your skin touches hers.
Blackbirds is like a gritty roadmovie on steriods, with Miriam as the atypical swearing, drinking and chain smoking heroine. When she has two chance meetings, one with Louis the truckdriver and one with Ashley the con-man, things get even more fucked up, and Miriam is mixed up in things, terrible things that are even worse than watching people die so she can steal their cash.
Blackbirds does not blink, flinch or back down. It is relentless, fastpaced and dark. And it is extremely entertaining and hilarious. Even the bits that are wince-inducingly violent.
So run along. Go to amazon, kobo, your local book pusher, whereever. Just go plonk down your hard earned cash and strap in.
Enjoy the ride..