“Imaginative, compulsively readable and at times unnerving, I loved this book, it dragged me into it’s weird world and wouldn’t let go.”
Annihilation was published in 2014 I wasn’t blogging then but I was reviewing books for a Lovereading review panel and this is one of the books that I chose! This is my review from then.
Annihilation is book one of the Southern Reach Trilogy, I’ve read book two: Authority but I still have Acceptance to buy and read. I’ve also read and reviewed Borne by Jeff VanderMeer my review is here Jeff VanderMeer has an unique imagination and I love his books.
Today the film adaption, which I have been eagerly awaiting, has been released on Netflix in the UK. I hope that it lives up to my expectations and more importantly does the book justice.
To celebrate the release of the film I giving away a copy of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (so you can see for yourself why I love this book) To enter the giveaway just scroll down and fill in the rafflecopter. Best of Luck.
My Review of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (from 2014)
readable and at times unnerving
I loved this book it dragged me
into it’s weird world and
wouldn’t let go. A unusual book,
an antidote to popular ‘normal’
“It was a test of our curiosity and
fascination which walked side by side
with our fear,” this quote from, the
book, sums up my feelings despite the
moments of unease I felt reading
particular parts my curiosity
compelled me to read on. I just had to
see what was around the next corner.
I read this book within a day as I
could not tear myself away. I found it
enigmatic and unusual, I was curious
and fascinated as to what “Area X” is,
what’s that moaning they hear at dusk? Why aren’t they being told everything
about the place? It’s unusual because the characters are not given names but
titles, this is because the book is the journal of the biologist of the group. We’re
not just told about this expedition but drawn into the mind of the biologist so
that we can understand who she is; an interesting character. Area X itself seems
like a unspoilt paradise, except it’s not a paradise there’s something unnerving
about the place, the abandoned villages, the expeditions sent in again and again
with no idea what they’re getting into it. I don’t want to say too much and spoil
I loved this book for it’s weirdness, I don’t usually like sci-fi but I forgot about
genre and I enjoyed this book for it’s ideas and style, it’s uniqueness.
I think this is one of those imaginative books you either understand (as much as
you can) and love or don’t get, which will explain some one-lined reviews on
I am always looking for a book to drag me into it’s world, keep me there and
show me things that nobody else has, something different that stands out
against the numerous others books out there.
This is one of those books.
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