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by Jeff VanderMeer
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 6 months ago
AudiobookIf there was a drinking game for every time the author wrote "perhaps" I'd be dead. Things happen but not really. Things are seen but not really. Is that a rat or something else becoming a rat? I could never really figure out whether events really happened to the characters. And there was w...
XOX
XOX rated it 8 months ago
That's what the book is like, The strange life form found on walls are not scary. It is a bit creepy. The worst are the manipulative humans who would harm their own teammates. Being hypnotize is a mistake. The biologist found out the hypnotic suggestions when she tried to find out what happene...
My Books
My Books rated it 8 months ago
I loved this book. Could not put it down. It was a very quick read but the suspense and tension made it even faster. I could not wait to find out what the hell was going on and what would happen. And although after reading this book there were definitely more questions than answers, I absolutely lov...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 10 months ago
I'm pretty sure I bought my copy of Annihilation sometime late last year. I probably wouldn't have read it until months or even years later, except I saw a preview of the movie and was intrigued. I wanted to read the book before the movie came out. The book begins with the start of the latest exped...
Aerin
Aerin rated it 10 months ago
Annihilation is a beautiful mindfuck of a book. Told in evocative, meticulous prose, it describes an expedition into an uncharted and sinister terrain. Four women, referred to only by their titles - biologist, psychologist, anthropologist, surveyor - are recruited by the Southern Reach, a shadowy go...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 10 months ago
I don't get it. This seems to be a book people either love or they don't. I read it mostly at work, which maybe contributed to my 'eh' reaction. If I had read it all at once I might have appreciated the writing more? I kind of wish the book hadn't been framed as the biologist's notebook. There w...
Jeffrey Reads
Jeffrey Reads rated it 10 months ago
I first picked up this book last year, after I saw the trailer for the movie. I was very intrigued. The movie looked really great. But when I first picked it up, I could not get into it. I got about 40 pages in and gave up. But I decided to give it another chance this week, since the movie comes ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 10 months ago
I've always been luke warm about Vandermeer. On one hand, I love what short stories of his I have read. He also wrote one of the best essays in the world on Angela Carter, and for that, I will forgive him much. But the one longer work of his I read City of Saints and Madmen, I didn't really care for...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it 11 months ago
Yeah, this was a weird one. Don't even know how to sum it up. But I wanted to read it because I've seen it around the library quite a bit and am very excited for the movie coming out since it looks awesome. Just so y'all now, I think the movie is gonna be really different from the book. I enjoyed ...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 1 year ago
This was pretty much a meh for me. I don't really feel like the author got the tone right, but am also on a lot of cold medication right now, and it is entirely possible that I missed something. I want to give the author the benefit of the doubt because he clearly knows how to write, but the dry nar...
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