So the premise for this story was very cool but I'm going to have to agree with some other reviewers that this one sadly just didn't meet its potential. A group of women is hypnotized and dropped off into what is known as Area X for an exploration expedition in a slightly charted area that's been closed off from the rest of the world due to some unknown/undisclosed event leaving the area void of humans and in pristine condition. 👇
Listened to the audiobook after seeing the movie last year. Maybe I‘m not a very perceptive reader, but I still feel like I have little to no idea about what‘s going on in Area X. I wish it gave just a little more away.
I liked the premise of this book, but I found the execution to be pretty bad. Dry and boring at times and just plain confusing at others. I don't see any reason to continue with the trilogy.
And just a comment about the film, which I recently watched: Did they read the same book I just did?
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer is an unsettling story about a group of women that are sent into “Area X.” The reason why they are there is unclear. They know that there are dangers. They know they may not survive. And yet, they enter the area with a sense of excitement and fascination, ready to see what happens next.
I took a long hiatus from here to focus on my degree (almost finished) but for now I thought I‘d just post about a book that kept me on edge from start to finish.
It is true that this book is incredibly well written, gives enough away without ruining the plot which subsequently makes the reader think. The story is fantastic, a difference to my usual historical reads but was just so gripping!!
Okay, this might be one of my favorite reads so far this year. It was eerily unsettling, completely transporting you to this landscape. I already checked out the next book in the series. Is Environmental Horror a genre? #EnvironmentalHorror #ScienceFiction #Horror #Suspense #Pagetofilm #JeffVandermeer
I had been avoiding this because I don‘t do scary, but then it was a pick for one of my book clubs and it‘s so short I thought I‘d try it.
The first 2/3 there‘s a mounting dread and suspense that was really working for me. Then things got really weird and I just wasn‘t worried for her anymore and I didn‘t care as much what was happening.
Want to read the other 2 to find out what happens, but I‘m not sure I‘ll ever get to them.
Not only did my #botm come in the mail, but I also got a #bookhaul today! The only one I‘ve read is Annihilation. Buying it to keep! ♥️
Are any of these ones you‘ve read? Recommend them for the next book I pick up!
I actually really enjoyed it! ? The Litsy reviews are lukewarm, but the narration was both distant and personal. While I have no interest in thriller books, I felt like I kept wanting to guess the bigger picture, and uncover the next mystery of Area X. It spoke to self-purpose and love without directly addressing either. For others who enjoyed it I‘d suggest reading China Miéville or Chuck Palahniuk. ? for weird writing styles. (? T. Hanuka)
Watching annihilation, on a sci fi kick.
Wonder is this trilogy good? 🤔 putting it in the list
I read about 5 hours yesterday and finished Annihilation. I'm not a big fan of this book. Yes, it was creepy and this made it interesting, but it all stayed so far away. I didn't care about the characters. Everything was so unpersonal. Maybe it was supposed to be like this but for me it made reading it a bit boring. I'm curious about the Netflix movie now!
So far I read about one hour today. Not all that much but I need to get familiar with this entire concept first. It feels weird to stop the time when reading ^^' I finished 'The bell jar', but I only had a couple of pages left there. I will post a review about it later. Now I startet Annihilation. I'm really curious about this one! ^^ #twelveintwo
I needed to get out of the house today, so we went to my favorite grocery store(it was way too peopley today), and then we popped over to a Barnes and Noble where I picked these two up. They've both been on my wishlist for a while.😊
This story line just jumped way too much from present day to flashbacks and was hard to follow some times. There was promise of action and conspiracy in the beginning but I ended up not feeling literarily fulfilled by the end of it. I have no interest in this story line any further past this book.
So, saw the movie with #Coale and @BookBabe ! It was intense, trippy, and stimulating. Looking forward to reading the trilogy now! (Will there be any sequels to this? Since I'm not sure if the ending is the same as the book's.)
When I read Annihilation, I felt the story was too dense and I had a hard time picturing everything that was supposed to be going on. I just watched the movie on Hulu and it was...intense. I'm not sure if I liked it. I had to have my eyes shielded 90% of the time because it was so effing gory.
Has anyone else read and watched it? What did you think?
Finally finished, and only because I skimmed through the last 50 pages. While some parts (mainly the reminiscences of a past life) were interesting and moving, the rest was so dense and filled with almost impossible to imagine descriptions of places and creatures that I couldn't make a clear visual of it in my head. Overall, an okay book but I don't plan on reading the rest of the series.
I'm halfway through with the tagged book and am still on the fence about how I feel about it. It's interesting but it feels really dense with the strange descriptions and sci-fi setting. I am interested in getting to the end, just out of curiosity towards the storyline and narrator, but I'm not thinking this will be one of my favorites.
What's everyone else's thoughts on this one? How about the movie??
Jumping right into book 2 of 2019! This isn't a part of any of my challenges (at least not the reason why I chose to read it) but it's been on my tbr for waayyyy too long! Also, I have a HUGE crush on Gina Rodriguez and want to watch the movie sooo bad 😂😉 but can't do that til I read the book, so here goes! 😁
This book was very intriguing. It kept me interested all the way through and I'm definitely moving on to books 2 and 3. I read this after watching the film on Netflix and the film is very close to the book so it's well worth a watch. However the lack of names or physical descriptions in the book gave it a real sense of the importance of the plot, which isn't evident in the film.
It was too slow at the start and the writing style did nothing for me. Since it was a short book I kept with it, but don‘t see myself reading the next two in the series. I wanted to like it, but it felt all over the place and just never came together enough to really grab my attention.