Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

195 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction horror science fiction dark mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

The first volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. 'Creepy and fascinating' Stephen King. Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years. For thirty years, Area X, monitored by the se...

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Moods

mysterious 89%
dark 74%
tense 65%
adventurous 56%
challenging 33%
reflective 27%
emotional 12%
sad 7%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 28%
slow 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 29% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 29% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

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