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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy) - Community Reviews back

by Jeff VanderMeer
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rrkreads rated it 1 year ago
Synopsis Area X is a mysterious location cut off from the rest of the world. A secret organization called the Southern Reach is the only entity that knows something about this Area X if anything. It periodically sends expeditions into Area X with disastrous results. The latest expedition, the twelft...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
"Annihilation" is a deeply disturbing exploration of the truly alien. It's a difficult book, not because it's hard to read but because it's hard to stop, no matter how uncomfortable reading on becomes. From the very beginning, this story is a quiet nightmare that won't let you wake up. It's a vivi...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 3 years 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 rated it 3 years 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 3 years 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 years 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 rated it 4 years 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 years 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 years 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 4 years 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...
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