Saturday, June 2, 2018
Book Review: Annihilation
Book 1 in the Southern Beach Trilogy
AUTHOR: Jeff Vandermeer
GENRE: Science Fiction
PREMISE: A group of scientists get sent on a mission to a mysterious wilderness that society is still trying to explain...
MY REVIEW: This was...an interesting book. I'm not sure how good it is (opinion on that seems to be wide and varied). But it is definitely interesting. If you're into battles and whatnot, then this is not going to be your book. It's a very slow moving and more psychological and atmospheric sort of sci-fi book.
I personally kind of liked it. I think it ended very abruptly. So you basically have to have the second one right away. It does read very quickly. My favorite part of it was how atmospheric it was. There's this building sense of dread throughout it that is used very well. So it's kind of like a sci-fi A Quiet Place.
This is one of those things that I suspect is not for everyone. You either like this sort of book, or you just get bored with it. I have not seen the movie at all, but from what I understand they kind of butchered it. So I probably never will see it. But I will be picking up the next two books in the future sometime.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Bird Box, fans of A Quiet Place, those who like more psychological sci-fi
MY RATING: Four out of Five wtf plants