Area X The Southern Reach Trilogy Annihilation Authority Acceptance Alternate Cover Edition can be found here 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

  • Title: Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance
  • Author: Jeff VanderMeer
  • ISBN: 9781443428453
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate Cover Edition can be found here 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 gAlternate Cover Edition can be found here 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.A new team embarks As they press deeper into the unknown navigating new terrain and new challenges the threat to the outside world becomes daunting.

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    1. This book/series of books is extremely frustrating and unsatisfying. It's like listening to a person describe a very detailed but also very boring dream, with the logic of dreams that, if you are not the dreamer, appear only as gaps or blanks to the listener. If you have heard good but vague praise about this book and are considering reading it, I would suggest passing. This book seems not to realise that we live in a Post-Lost world and on network TV (not even cable) everybody & their grand [...]

    2. Note: my spoilers are from all three partsAnother note: this series works the best if you chain-read all three parts (as this one book, or the three books available separately). I feel that all are needed to be read to see what the quality of the story is for the reader, thus for me this was 4 stars.A little over 30 years ago, a part of (possibly, slightly) southeastern coast of US was cut off from rest of the world, today known as Area X. It has since been observed by government agency Southern [...]

    3. I would never, even on my best day, consider myself an optimist. But how else to explain the way I doggedly slogged my way through Jeff VanderMeer's Area X trilogy beyond all reason in the hope that it would eventually get better? 600 pages of tedium and nothing happening and all that nothing happening so slowly and yet I read on, thinking, "It'll get better, right?"Nope.It should've been better. Vaguely post-apocalyptic, focusing on a weird dimension that exists just one step to the side of our [...]

    4. Literary in ambition and new weird in execution, the writing and ideas pull you along but ultimately lead you nowhere.

    5. **Note: if you're looking for a useful review that will provide cogent analysis of the book, please look elsewhere. This is my random, 10-minute, offhand reaction. I'm going to talk about themes. Depending on your definition, you may consider it spoilery. You've been warned.**~3.5In some ways, speculative fiction often balances precariously on the boundary between detective fiction and horror. Some books--hard scifi is a prime example--seek to make a world that they can explain. No matter how be [...]

    6. 3.66 stars overall.was a little underwhelmed with acceptance and not totally satisfied with the final entry in trilogy.

    7. 3 and a half, rounded up. This was an intense bookJeff VanderMeer's books are always difficult to describe and review. I love where that man's brain goes: his weird and atmospheric stories have a way of sticking to my mind in the most haunting way. "The Southern Reach" trilogy had been on my shelf for a while, and I got so excited seeing the previews of the upcoming "Annihilation" movie adaptation (see thoughts about the movie at the end of the review) that I abandoned other books for this one's [...]

    8. Stunning and mesmerizing. A masterpiece of the weird fiction genre. Many readers will surely be drawn to the unique ecological setting and horror. But what I found most gripping were the linguistical and relative meanderings about the nature of meaning and knowing - - about how ever much we can know a thing and yet not know it at all; illusion and progress co-existing. Anyway, a unique and wonderful trilogy. Definitely recommended for newcomers to weird fiction.

    9. I don't usually write reviews. But, I felt I needed to balance out the mostly glowing reviews here and around the internet. I really wanted to like these books. The premise is intriguing, there is an area in the southern United States that some mysterious force is trying to reclaim from humanity. Unfortunately, that's the best part.The first book is just interesting enough to make me keep going to it's very unsatisfying end. Sadly, the writing is not unlike what you might encounter in a freshman [...]

    10. Annihilation (book 1) still stands out as the strongest in the trilogy to me. It's crazy how quick and dry/painless of a read it is, until you get to the end and wish there were another couple hundred pages that might clue the reader in to whatever Area X has become (or becoming). A nameless expedition team sent into isolated territory to study the unnameable. It's pure discovery and reaction, like an episode of Lost that eschews character development in favor of building up the mystery and myth [...]

    11. So you know when your brain is fried, you're sleep deprived, and more info is slipping out than going in? Yeah, that's me. 13 hr days and weekends right now. So when I started this audiobook and the narrator seemed rather dry and monotone, I considered giving this one up to a later date when I could be more with it. You know, when I wouldn't be lulled to sleep while I drive. But no, I trudged along. I'd been putting this 26 hr monstrosity off long enough. So when things didn't seem to improve an [...]

    12. A very unsatisfying, confused journey to an otherworld. The story has a number of flat characters whose thoughts and acts occur at various times and places. It seemed like every chapter was written, stapled and then when all was done they were thrown into the air, selected randomly and made into 3 books which should have been one. I ended up speed reading to get it over with.I completely agree with Dustin's Review: "Literary in ambition and new weird in execution, the writing and ideas pull you [...]

    13. I don't know if I always understood it, but I was always fascinated by it. VanderMeer's brand of literary environmental dystopia feels fresh and exciting, and maybe even the start of something new.

    14. I purchased all three books as they appeared in the UK as hard covers, and I am glad that I did as I really enjoyed the series. Now imagine my surprise when I see this American Hardcover appear out of no where containing all three books. Well, I went ahead and purchased the book again.

    15. Sheer ambition and outlandishness make it easy to look over the flaws of this series. Some of the language seems stubbornly pseudo-dense, and the end left me with more questions than when I started, but I have nothing but admiration for the Southern Reach Trilogy. Never have I read anything that has balanced terror, dry humor and suspense so deftly. The format of a trilogy, I think, automatically conjures associations with an 'epic', but just the fact that he took the concept of an epic and made [...]

    16. The end I will have to give some more thought, but this was extremely way better than I expected or it had any right to be. Can't wait for the movie.

    17. This book was in turns horrifying (made me sleep with the lights on at least once) and intriguing – although I did skim some passages that were given to rambling descriptions and side plots chasing their own tails, doing little to further the overall plot; hence the four stars instead of five Other than that, this trilogy had all the things that I look for in a good book of this/these genre/s. The post-cataclysmic after-human milieu; the constant sense of mystery and mutability; the quasi-reli [...]

    18. Having just read this trilogy all in a row, I can say that I think releasing the books separately was a weird choice. I'm sure that I liked it much better, when taken in essentially as one book, than I would have if I had needed to wait for months in between each. I will probably read the whole trilogy again, because I believe it will be an even richer experience to see the beginning and middle with the benefit of knowledge that is delivered by the end. The premise and prose in the trilogy are b [...]

    19. I read the three books in the Southern Reach trilogy in succession. I had heard and read about the trilogy several times and finally gave it a shot (the $2.99 Kindle price for the first book was a significant influence). I enjoyed the series much more than I expected that I would. The books appealed to the sci fi/mystery lover and conspiracy theorist in me (and stop picturing me mumbling to myself surrounded by piles of newspapers while wearing a tin foil hat).

    20. Annihilation was adjacent to being very good, the other two were a total slog. Would be perfect without plot or characters.

    21. I don't really know what to say about this trilogy, but I'll try to break it down in three sentences--one for each book.Annihilation - Very strong, creepy condensed novel that feels dangerous and mysterious.Authority - Office drama about the people who study Area X which is incredibly uninteresting.Acceptance - The return to Area X is sort of a miasma of unsatisfying answers and implications to interesting questions.Annihilation is a very good novel. I didn't like it as much as I expected, but t [...]

    22. Struggled through this trilogy. The chapters are too long for my liking, as I only have limited time to read.

    23. I made it through Annihilation, but no farther. Nothing wrong with the reading; I just don't think I'm cut out for fiction in audio format. Good thing I loved the books!

    24. The human mind craves for order. Ever since we started walking with two legs, we observed the world around us, trying to find explanation for the inexplicable things we witnessed. Why there are days, and nights, and why sometimes it rains We even created Gods to explain what we could not understand, later replacing these explanations for others, as our understanding of the universe grew. In that aspect, something manmade that intentionally devised not to be explained is alien, and annoying to ou [...]

    25. This trilogy was really built up before I read it; my darling fiancé and a good friend were "OMG"-ing over it on social media, I had heard the accolades, and so I went ahead and read Annihilation to pass some time, and then quickly tore through the next two books (in this edition/format).It just wasn't THAT good.This could possibly be a situation of very high expectations and good but not very high delivery; I may not be giving the trilogy the credit it deserves. I will say that the investment [...]

    26. When these came out, one after the other, I noted the covers as kind of cool, and the teaser plot as intriguing, but didn't buy. First, they're shortish books, and I didn't want to spend the money to have a few nights of reading, when I could continue catching up on Brandon Sanderson's monstrosities and be absorbed for weeks. Second, I didn't hear any buzz. Not a single friend told me I should read it.Friends, I'm telling you now: read this book. I checked out the full trilogy from the local lib [...]

    27. Well written, fun novel. Little bit of everything for the kids here; vague post apocalypse/dystopian doings that are left mysterious enough to be effective and should date well over time; moments of Lovecraftian light horror; and the mystery of unraveling both the history and the future of the story, which stay vague as well (thank goodness).I found the characters enjoyable if a bit wooden - good luck telling the biologist from the director in any real sense in the second and third parts. The ch [...]

    28. Beautiful language, imagery, and settings. Very memorable characters that VanderMeer put a lot of love into. Great and weird SF elements. Just a beautifully written series. Like Peake and Miéville, Jeff VanderMeer has really mastered tone and setting.Not easy reading, for the simple fact that you need to pick up small clues dropped along the way like breadcrumbs, not so different from a Wolfe novel. I'm almost positive I missed some stuff, and I really want to re-read the first book immediately [...]

    29. This is a novel trilogy that isn't concerned with solving its own mysteries or "moving the plot along." Moments pass from one to another, voices interchange and fade away, but all such movement is slow, precise, intense in its intricacy. Description becomes narrative; narrative becomes character. Area X is simultaneously a space of silent nothingness and an intensely dramatic "something" that we cannot know or understand.The question that comes up over and over again: what should we do when face [...]

    30. This is the Audible bundle of this series. I listened to books 1 and 2. ANNIHILATION and AUTHORITY. I'm setting this aside for a whileNIHILATION was an interesting start to the series, with an intriguing mystery. I'd rate it 3.5 stars. My personal difficulty involves the style of the narrative. It is written in a journal style which translates into less dialogue, more expositionTHORITY highlights my difficulty with the narrative. It reads (or is read) like a stream of consciousness account which [...]

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