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The Beauty of Annihilation.
on 29 May 2014
I'm always on the search for a book that will drag me into it's plot and eventually become part of it's environment. Annihilation certainly does this smoothly right from the start. Even before researching the location that it is based on, I had a colourful (or maybe dark) vision in my mind of The Southern Reach.
The deep exploration of the characters minds and the ever deeper plunge into the depths of the protagonist, is pretty mind blowing. The skill of stopping the story and taking snapshots of the histories and memories of our hero.
I could hear the creature howling from across the land, the face in the ground and the rotting notebooks so so vivid.
Deep, dark, eerie and surreal just what the doctor ordered.
I look forward to the next.