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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

kaylakayyyy's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

I liked it but it’s hard to rate

damjanotom's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

An incredibly focussed exploration of a human mind grappling with it's past and future and the horror of unknowable, unassailable threat to one's safety and humanity. There is nothing I would change about this book hence the 5 stars. It's characters were relatable, grounded and interesting and their interactions interspersed with their moving through the bizarre world of Area X brought nuance to the otherwise singular experience of the Biologist.

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razzzle's review against another edition

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challenging
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

thisrogue's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad tense fast-paced
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

2.5

affocato's review against another edition

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4.0

Gripping book - couldn't put it down from start to end. Kind of a bizzare plot, but very descriptive imagery for those who love to get lost in their imaginations. The ending was a bit inconclusive so I'm looking forward to reading the sequels.

justinnn98's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

lizard13's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

ivs36369's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

susannameusel's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

crisscrossedshelves's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0