vandermeer-annihilationAnnihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My recommendation this month goes to Jeff Vandermeer’s “Annihilation.” This is a book about a doomed expedition following on the heels of other expeditions into country that has proven to be all but impenetrable and which appears to change those who go into it. The writing is first rate. At times I was reminded of Ursula LeGuin. The author has that uncanny ability to see an issue from more than one side and to make a story that has little actual violence into a a thrilling page turner. This is the first in a trilogy, and the next comes out in May. Better get on this one before it does.

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Written by Terry Brooks
I am the author of the Shannara, Landover, and Word/Void series, as well as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Street Freaks. I love to write, read, and travel. For more information about me, you can read my writing guide/memoir, Sometimes the Magic Works.