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Date finished: January 24, 2018

Rating: ★★★★

Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer

If you’re looking for a sci-fi/horror with a ton of plot, I would pick a different book/series. However, if you’re intrigued by great descriptions of a world where humans don’t know the rules and are trying desperately to figure them out while not being killed by the plant life/each other, I’d recommend Annihilation.

I really, really enjoyed the world building of Area X and the mystery around the (unknown number of) expeditions into it, but I’m desperate to know who/what the Southern Reach is and what its motivations are. You won’t find out in this book, but this is a great introduction to Area X itself, and I’m excited to see how Alex Garland interprets it for the movie adaptation.

Photo courtesy @samsaraparchment (Instagram)

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