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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 more daunting.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780374710798
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Mar 29, 2017

The very fragmentation of this third in the trilogy is deliberate, and in itself completely unsettling - point of view, narration, timeframe, how quickly time passes, how reliable a narrator might be, even the very use of language and perception - nothing is stable when the reader desperately wants it to be so. VanderMeer is taking the genre to a different level, in all three books: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance. Horror does not need to explain itself, but as he shows, can be even more effective if it feeds your imagination and makes it hungry for more explanation than will ever be forthcoming.

Jul 15, 2016

I loved the characters. Each character's story adds a different piece to the puzzle that is Area X. The environmentalist theme is timely. The story is deliciously mysterious, ambiguous, and open to interpretation.

CRRL_ScottPhillips Jul 14, 2016

Third of his "Southern Reach" trilogy; anytime I hang in there to read three consecutive parts of a series, you can bet it is really really good. O you'll be hearing more about these.....

Apr 25, 2016

Not sure what to make of this final installment of the trilogy, and that right there is the problem for this book... Perhaps I just didn't invest enough time in trying to understand the points being made, underlying themes, etc... but while there are moments that I enjoyed as a whole I found it hard to appreciate.

Jun 01, 2015

Since I really enjoyed the first two books in this series I forced myself to read this book just so that I know how it all ends. Without giving away any spoilers (because they aren't any) I would not bother to read this book. It is horribly fragmented and filled with completely irrelevant pieces of...words? Honestly at times you feel like you are reading poetry rather than a novel. The story stumbles around in fits in starts but never really tells the reader anything. It completely ruined the first two books for me as now I can't feel like I could recommend this series to anyone.

lib_apart Mar 21, 2015

I started this trilogy with book 3, Acceptance, so I was a little lost as to the characters and intrigue and what exactly Area X may be. However, Vandermeer's writing style is so compellingly readable that I stuck with it. Plus, the beautiful cover art really is striking and the owl on the cover does have a scene that, like the book itself, is beautiful, wild and complex.


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