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by Jeff VanderMeer
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 4 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...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
From reading the other reviews of Annihilation, this seems to be one of those books which people either love beyond reason or are underwhelmed by and I've definitely fallen into the latter category more than the former. Not that it's a bad book and I certainly wanted to know what the hell was going ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
I put Annihilation on my "Book-to-movie"-reading list for one reason only: Alex Garland is writing the screenplay and quite frankly, he could write a screenplay based on the phonebook and the movie would be awesome. So I had high hopes for this novel and I wished for at least an engaging story (whic...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 2 years ago
This book was so wonderfully written and constructed. I didn't know what to expect beyond what was given in the blurb on the cover, and it just exceeded all expectations. It's probably one of the most convincing and well-planned out books in first person point-of-view I have read in a long while. I...
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