Annihilation Author:Jeff VanderMeer Paperback. Pub Date :2014-02-04 Pages: 208 Language: English Publisher:. Fourth Estate Ltd If JJ Abrams and Margaret Atwood collaborated on a novel. it might look something like 'Annihilation'. the first in an extraordinary trilogy Area X . has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of huma... more »n civilisation 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 This is the twelfth expedition Their group is. made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist. the de facto leader; and our narr...« less
This book is terrifying, but beautiful. Short as it is, I read it incredibly slowly both because I was too scared to turn the page and because I wanted to drag out the experience as much as possible. The sense of place and description of the setting is nearly unparalleled. It's written in a slow creeping style, which I guess may annoy some readers but I think it works well for the material. I'm not sure how to describe this, but if sci-fi with a dose of horror is up your alley, read this.