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by Jeff VanderMeer
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 7 months 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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