Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review: Sleeping Giants

TITLE: Sleeping Giants
Book 1 in the Themis Files series
AUTHOR: Sylvain Neuvel
PUBLISHED: April 2016
GENRE: Science Fiction
PREMISE: Over a series of interviews/documents we learn the story of a group of scientists that study an alien artifact found by accident...
MY REVIEW: This is a book that has been slowly, but surely gaining a lot of popularity. I've been seeing it make the rounds and have now finally gotten to it and I have to say: it is pretty damn good.
I will warn: it is very slow. It's sort of like Illuminae where everything is told through documents or interviews. But unlike Illuminae it's got a lot of science in it. So reading it can...sometimes be a bit of a head scratcher. But it is worth it in the end. Characters develop and the story unfolds into something pretty awesome at the end.
So it definitely is a slow burn of a book. But if you stick with it, I promise it is worth it to get to the end. If you're new to sci-fi, I say this is a good one to try first. It's more character driven and less interesting in showing off science babble, so I suspect it might be a good gateway book.
WHO SHOULD READ: Sci-fi fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five random alien robot hands laying around

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