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Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy 3 | Jeff VanderMeer
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.
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rebeccat

best in the series tbh

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La_Cori
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💜💟 purple & pink 💟💜
#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro

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ju.ca.no
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I know - sometimes it is hard to tell that I‘m on a bookbuying ban😅 but I‘ve already read the first two parts, so I HAD to buy the third🤷🏽‍♀️ I very much enjoyed the first two books and am looking foward to this one! Hopefully I will get to it somewhat soon🙈

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Cartoom
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But what if you discover that the price of purpose is to render invisible so many other things..?

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Jocelyn73c
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Pickpick

Almost done listening to the Southern Reach trilogy!! I think I prefer reading this one to listening. It's easier to follow along that way. I really enjoyed/am enjoying this trilogy! I love how weird and nonlinear each book is, and I've really been eating up the exploration of Area X! We're reading it for one of my book clubs and some don't like the lack of explanation but I find that fun. I'm excited to read more of VanderMeer's work!

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Sammidnightsun
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Mehso-so

Disappointed

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Sammidnightsun
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Pedrocamacho
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Mehso-so

This book was fine. The Southern Reach Trilogy was fine. I enjoyed the sense of dread cultivated by the author. However, at times, I found the writing obscure to a fault.

britt_brooke Completely agree. 7mo
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Bad_Ass_Book_Jockey
Bailedbailed

I have tried and tried to get into the third book...to no avail. I am about 3/4 through and cannot complete it. Sad, because I loved the first, was slow to engage with the second but I loved it, too.

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LanieFitz
Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this series still, but enjoyed VanderMeer‘s writing style for this trio.

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LanieFitz
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Holiday Break To-Do List!

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Rudis
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Pickpick

I certainly enjoyed the final book in the trilogy, but having just finished it, I‘m not quite sure what to make of it. I liked the multiple POVs looking Area X from multiple times & perspectives, and I liked the main story...I just wish there had been a more solid ending.

britt_brooke I knew there were going to be loose ends, but there were just too many. I was let down. 11mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. 36! 🎉🎊 Last year I read 26, and that was unusually high for me. I‘m thrilled with how much reading I‘ve gotten in so far this year.
2. My Goodreads goal was to read 25 books.
3. Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
4. Hyperion by Dan Simmons

#2018checkin

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COLearyDavidson
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Pickpick

Book 3 of THE SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY beautifully brings together multiple timelines and character points-of-view, drawing the series to a satisfying conclusion, yet leaving the door open to this world and for the reader to see connections to our own possible futures. This series is a masterpiece of speculative fiction.

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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ I don‘t need endings wrapped in tidy little bows, but give me ... something. And preferably something that doesn‘t feel randomly thrown together. Rein it in a little. This whole series is so vague, and that‘s fine, but I shouldn‘t close the last book thinking “What the fuck WAS that?” It all felt so pointless. Entertaining, yet underwhelming.

I‘d rate the series ⭐️⭐️⭐️, with Authority being my favorite. And I‘m obsessed with the artwork.

SamHeartCoffee Nice review. I own and will begin this series soon! 12mo
britt_brooke @SamHeartCoffee I‘ll be curious to hear what you think! Reviews are all over place for it. It‘s very different. Hope you enjoy! 12mo
Leftcoastzen Oh man! I haven‘t read it yet. 12mo
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britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Review are pretty all over the place, so definitely still check it out. The series is not bad by any means and totally worth reading. I just needed a little more. I knew about the vagueness going in, and was okay with that, but it just missed the mark for me. (edited) 12mo
Leftcoastzen I‘ve read two of the three and liked them pretty well , just got distracted by other books .Series are hard for me cuz I like my book freedom! 😂The others implied a certain vagueness. 12mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen “Book freedom” - I love it! 😆 I feel the same. I rarely read series so this was way out of my comfort zone. Book freedom is another reason I don‘t belong to an IRL book club and rarely participate in buddy reads (though I‘m joining the Les Mis one next month). 12mo
mauveandrosysky I read Annihilation and loved it so much, then I was so underwhelmed by the second one that I never even read the third. I was honestly satisfied enough with Annihilation as a stand-alone read in retrospect. This is why I don‘t do series! 😂 12mo
britt_brooke @mauveandrosysky I rarely read series for this exact reason. I‘m almost always disappointed. 12mo
Reviewsbylola What a bummer. So this was the last book? I‘m glad my husband bailed on the series now because the no resolution thing would have seriously pissed him off. 😂 12mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆 Yep, it‘s the last one. I knew there was no major resolution going in, but it was just too messy. My husband finished it right before me and felt the same way. Such an intriguing series, but the end fell flat. 12mo
readordierachel I stopped after the second book but have often wondered if I was missing out on the big reveal/explanation. Guess not 😆 12mo
britt_brooke @ReadOrDieRachel Nope! 😆 So, I‘d heard many times that there was no major resolution, and usually that‘s okay with me because it‘s done with a purpose. It didn‘t work for me here. Some people love it, though. 12mo
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It‘s raining, so little buddy and I are hanging out in the play area at McDonalds before running errands.

His shirt says “a little kindness can change everything.” Happy Friday! Be kind to others. And remember to be kind to yourself as well. 💕

LeahBergen 😘😘 12mo
Reviewsbylola We had to go to an indoor play place here too because of the rain. 😞 12mo
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UwannaPublishme 🤗💕 12mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola This one is not great, but better than nothing. 12mo
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Spacecowboytx
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Just dipping my toes in the water in this one but must say it‘s quite exciting for the queer element! ❤️

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COLearyDavidson
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Current read for over-the-pond journey. So. Good. #amreading #SouthernReachTrilogy

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Erofan
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Pickpick

Incredible book! The story keeps the reader in suspense all the time! I wanted to solve the mystery of Area X, but everything was more difficult! The book makes you think. I'm even on the last page 😢. I really liked the trilogy! I might even want to read it again!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #VanderMeer

akckitty I think having a book that you wouldn‘t mind re reading is awesome!! I love when that happens!! 13mo
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samesfoley
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Pickpick

I actually had a visceral reaction to the last few pages of this. A very good ending to a very good trilogy.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
samesfoley @rather_be_reading thanks! More like welcome back ;) 13mo
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cozynarwhal
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Does anybody else get excited when they find a typo in a book? (Should say forgotten *coast)

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Vanessa
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Pickpick

The journey is the destination with this book. If you are looking for answers, you will probably be frustrated. Some answers are given, but not enough to tie things up with a neat bow. And more questions are raised that will never be answered. If you are just looking for more time in Area X with the characters from the first two books and are willing to accept the fact that this doesn‘t end with you “knowing,” then enjoy.

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dixonrichardj
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A little outside my comfort zone, quite heavy and dense reading, was never sure if I was enjoying or purging the trilogy. Rewarding and satisfying all the same

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here. Also check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for some great ways to get more connected at Litsy. 👍 12mo
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readem_andweep
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Pickpick

Finally finished the Southern Reach trilogy 🎉🎈🎆 Haven't read a series in a long time, but it felt good.

If you're looking for all your burning Area X questions to be answered, this book isn't for you. But you'd be stupid not to finish this amazing series.

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shadowspeak17
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Total books read: 5
Ebooks: 3
Physical books: 2
Borrowed: 5

Average rating: 3.5 stars

#JuneStats #JuneWrapUp

LiteraryinLititz Two of those look very familiar... 😉 14mo
sudi 👏👏👏 14mo
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Vanessa
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Summer. 📚 🍷 😎

samesfoley Feels like a very appropriate bookmark for the series 😂 13mo
Vanessa @samesfoley Haha! You‘re right! 😆 13mo
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AshleyKorinE
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Pickpick

I‘m slightly unsatisfied but I knew not all the questions would get answered because a world built like this it‘s impossible. The separate perspectives and the time changes made sure you have to pay attention, I wish that would have been better laid out. I loved the creature horror element to all of these books, it‘s my favorite. I also wish Whitby had made an appearance too. Overall it was good, and I‘m glad I finished out the series.

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BookishShelly
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Pickpick

A good book. Probably my favorite of the three. (Local photo that made me think of Area X.)

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Vanessa
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In it for the long haul—this better be good...
(Also, I love Sprout bookmarks!)

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Jillsmith
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Pickpick

This was a little confusing, but I still needed to read it (listen to it) after making it through the first two! Creepy but good series.

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Michollio
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Pickpick

Unanswered questions and points of view from different people at various points in time were confusing, but other than that, I really enjoyed this book and the others in this series.

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Geeklet
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1) Oh! Probably Star Trek and Warcraft novels. They‘re fun and light. I grew up with the Star Trek books.
2) If Independence Day is playing, I will watch it. Every time.
3) I guess pizza. I have no shame in what I eat.
4) I don‘t know many of you yet so whoever wants to respond! :)

@JenlovesJT47 #tuesdaytidbits

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Geeklet

Ugh, I‘m trying so hard to get into this book but, poof, nothing. I‘ve forgotten half of the story since reading Authority but I just can‘t motivate myself to care. I probably should have just stopped with the first book.

TheInterpretationOfBooks I loved the first book. And the second one took me a little bit but I also ended up really loving. I have been struggling to get into the third one for MONTHS now. I am having the hardest time caring what the psychologist does or thinks. I get it! Aahhh 1y
Geeklet @TheInterpretationOfBooks I very much feel the same way. I really dislike the psychologist in this book. She‘s never been very endearing but at least she‘s been interesting in past books. 1y
TheInterpretationOfBooks @Geeklet Right? I may go back to it but for now I‘m taking a break. :) 1y
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoyed this book! Actually, I really enjoyed the entire trilogy. This book covers 4 perspectives and does a good job keeping you interested in all of them. I didn‘t think I‘d be a fan of the chapters in 2nd person, but everything is written so well I ended up hardly noticing it. Some questions from the previous books are answered, but others are left uncertain, and I think that was a fitting way to end things.

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shadowspeak17
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1. The tagged book and North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud.
2. Nope
3. Hot dogs

#ManicMonday

JoScho ❣️💙❣️ 1y
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ssravp
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Pickpick

Oh look at that. More weirdness. 🙃 Not really a satisfying ending, but if you‘re reading VanderMeer for a satisfying ending, you‘re going to be disappointed. 😀 This was a great series in audio form.

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kayceecruz
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Pickpick

As a conclusion to a series, it was solid in the way Vandermeer managed to take four different perspectives and make them work together effortlessly in the narrative. I had hoped for more of an answer to the question of what was happening but leaving us with questions fits more I suppose. The prose as always got your attention and made it hard to put the book down.

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nofutureparttwo
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The final (and weirdest) book of the #SouthernReach trilogy, Acceptance adopts a fractured, multi-perspective narrative to recount both the beginning and end of the story of Area X. The effect is something like the temporal dilation of the quarantine zone itself; timelines run together and echo each other. My least favorite, and the weakest overall—but a worthwhile and fitting conclusion feat. This trilogy was unlike anything I have ever read.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. 1y
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tessavi
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I am still feeling a bit conflicted about this series. The books are quite slow and when trying to talk about it to friends I think to myself "that sounds boring". However, there is something gripping about it and I noticed my thoughts kept wondering back to Area X. I feel like one of the characters in the book, noticing things slowly falling apart around me and for that I give it a pick.

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knp4597
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Mehso-so

I. Am. So. Confused. 😕

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kayceecruz
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Starting this today! I loved the others in the series so here is hoping it won't disappoint. The cover is beautiful.

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knp4597
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An unsentimental beacon 💡

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Jabberwocky
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Pickpick

I would definitely recommend this trilogy. I don‘t really have words for a true review right now, suffice it to say that this is the kind of story I love to read and that will stay with me. ☢️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk These books wore me out but they were absolutely stunning. 1y
Jabberwocky @TobeyTheScavengerMonk that is the most accurate description 1y
lucifare This sounds really interesting! I have never heard of this, so I will definitely have to check this out. 1y
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Slugabed
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I was riveted till the end of book 3 but thought it could have ended more conclusively. The series was a bit intense but I liked how the stories weren't told in the same voice throughout, though all three books were uniformly creepy.

#southernreachtrilogy #acceptance #jeffvandermeer

saresmoore I‘m looking forward to reading this trilogy! 1y
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Ekkross
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Pickpick

Confusing. But full of beautiful imagery, strong, flawed, wild characters. An excellent ending to this trilogy. I think I‘ll even miss them.

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Jabberwocky
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It‘s been too long since my last Sunday off. 💖😌 #readingbuddies #sundaze

JoScho Enjoy it 💕 1y
Eyelit Aw! Hope it‘s a great one! 1y
CouronneDhiver Adorable! 1y
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wanderinglynn Looks like you‘ve got a good snuggle buddy! ❤️🐶 Enjoy! 1y
peacegypsy Sweet puppy! 1y
ladym30 Such a sweet face! 1y
Jabberwocky @ladym30 @peacegypsy @wanderinglynn @CouronneDhiver @Eyelit @JoScho ♥️♥️ She is the best snuggle buddy (edited) 1y
Bookzombie 💕🐶 1y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 1y
Jabberwocky @Smrloomis Thank you but I‘ve been on litsy for over a year? ♥️ (edited) 1y
Smrloomis @Jabberwocky oops, better late than never??? 😆 1y
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Jabberwocky
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So today has been an infuriating day of playing tech support to my parents. 😅 At least all the uploading and downloading allows for some reading time? 💻🤦🏻‍♀️

CoverToCoverGirl You have my complete sympathy.. I‘m the tech support for my 74 year old Mom.. I‘m happy to help her but sometimes I feel like I‘m banging my head against the wall. 😳😊 1y
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Ekkross
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Just when I thought the brightness was one thing, it would become another.

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Hidie
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I'm ready! Let's do this!

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