Velvis wrote:Darkness_Fish wrote:Velvis wrote:
I just grabbed Annihilation.
Have you ever read anything by him before? I only discovered today that Finch is the 3rd in a series, and given the odd concept, it supposedly helps a lot to have read the first two.
Never read him before. But the word has been good on the Southern Reach trilogy for a couple years now.
I finished this last night. It was hard going at first, I haven't read much sci-fi for years, and I found the setting and different classes of being (human/strange-mushroom overlords/half n half) really quite off-putting. At it's heart though, it's just a hard-boiled detective-noir set in a dystopian future, with three or four different tribes of people trying to survive and dominate. The language and imagery is superb, I just wish there'd have been a bit more depth to some of the characters (I seem to be reading a lot of male writers who have no idea that females have personality and character too), and a bit less fungus.