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File Name: Annihilation Southern Reach 1 By Jeff Vandermeer Total Downloads: Formats: djvu | pdf | epub | mp3 | kindle. Rated: /10 (02 votes). Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been 1 - 48 of 97 Next · cover image of Annihilation Jeff VanderMeer Author (). series The Southern Reach Trilogy #1. The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). In Annihilation.
No category Subject: No topic. In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September Area X—a remote and lush terrain—has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.
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In this series Book 2. Book 3. Skip this list. Ratings and Book Reviews 4 81 star ratings 4 reviews. Overall rating 3. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Report as inappropriate. An organic integration of human and environmental life entities, as the narrator begins to merge with the area she is biologically canvassing. I found myself needing to reread passages repeatedly to take in the content. Not a fun read. I found myself flipping pages to find some action. Very slow, moving.
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Would you like us to take another look at this review? The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" Kim Stanley Robinson. Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades.
Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another.
The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. The group is made up of four women: Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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But Jeff VanderMeer is not interested in putting his readers at ease. With Annihilation --the first volume of The Southern Reach Trilogy --he carefully creates a yearning for answers, then boldly denies them, reminding us that being too eager to know too much can be dangerous.
The story follows an expedition of four women who are known only by their professions: We are a bit like fifth members of that team perhaps "the Reader" , learning at the same pace, guided by the observations of our narrator, the Biologist. Still the context remains blurry as VanderMeer twists each discovery into a deeper mystery. Through potent description and unrelenting tension, he achieves a level of emotional manipulation that should appeal to anyone who embraced the paranormal phenomena and maddening uncertainties of Lost.
The purpose of the mission is to collect data about Area X and report back to the government, the Southern Reach, but circumstances begin to change when the group discovers a tower or tunnel that was previously unmarked on the map. Inside the structure, strange writing scrawls across the walls, and a spiral staircase descends downward, beckoning the members to follow.
Previous expeditions ended badly, with group members disappearing or returning as shells of their former selves, but little is known about what actually occurred on those trips to Area X. A gripping fantasy thriller, Annihilation is thoroughly suspenseful.
In a manner similar to H. Moreau , VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: February 4, Sold by: Macmillan Language: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Literary Fiction. Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
Customer images. See all customer images. Read reviews that mention southern reach science fiction jeff vandermeer reach trilogy well written looking forward twelfth expedition writing style character development read the next highly recommend anthropologist and a surveyor second book even though quick read next two books really enjoyed thought provoking rest of the trilogy house of leaves.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. TL;DR The book is full of decent and intriguing ideas that are poorly executed. There is no character for the audience to use as an anchor. It takes pages for anything resembling a story to get started. This book is a surprise and mystery if you have never read metaphysical horror before.
To see what Annihilation would look like if executed flawlessly, read House of Leaves. The now-commonplace horror elements of humans encountering the utterly foreign and unknowable make up the backbone of the narrative. But whereas it is on glorious and staggering display in Lovecraft, King, amd other giants, here it is reduced to a bizarre oddity that induces head-scratching instead of spine-tingling. The primary reason for this is the clashing styles. The first pages of the book are so sterile and cold that even the strangest things are as interesting as unfinished jigsaw puzzles.
The main character, The Biologist, states that this is to provide an objective account of events which necessotate a subjective experience in order to terrify. The last 30 pages are forced to give up the objective description, and only then does Annihilation actually become interesting.
The Biologist herself is done great injustice by the first pages. In providing nothing but objective descriptions of events, the author fails to establish her as anything resembling a human being. She is nothing more than a camera lens that requires occasional flashbacks by the author to establish that she has Emotions and these are often at odds with the character as portrayed. The Biologist is a heavy introvert.
She eschews people for her work. This is mentioned often and in bold fashion. Yet this person married, for reasons that are never explained beyond "he offsets my introversion".
The Biologist is not portrayed as a person interested in the feelings or experiences of others. Why marry? At the end of the book the semblance of a person begins to emerge from the Biologist, but by then the narrative has established her so firmly as a non-presence that her character feels like something the author shoved in when he realized there was no point to which the audience could attach.