Buddy Read: Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

Book Lair is doing a buddy read of the book Annihilation (Southern Reach #1), by Jeff VanderMeer.

This book is a classic I have been wanting to read for a long time now. I was lucky enough to find it on Netgalley and that my request was accepted, so I cannot wait to dig in!

The buddy read begins today, October 9th.
I hope you will join us!

Please click the cover to access the buddy read topic and check out the synopsis below.

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)
by Jeff VanderMeer


If J.J. Abrams and Margaret Atwood collaborated on a novel, it might look something like ‘Annihilation’, the first in an extraordinary trilogy.

For thirty years, Area X, monitored by the secret agency known as the Southern Reach, has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border– an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness. Eleven expeditions have been sent in to investigate; even for those that have made it out alive, there have been terrible consequences.

‘Annihilation’ is the story of the twelfth expedition and is told by its nameless biologist. Introverted but highly intelligent, the biologist brings her own secrets with her. She is accompanied by a psychologist, an anthropologist and a surveyor, their stated mission: to chart the land, take samples and expand the Southern Reach’s understanding of Area X.

But they soon find out that they are being manipulated by forces both strange and all too familiar. An unmapped tunnel is not as it first appears. An inexplicable moaning calls in the distance at dusk. And while each member of the expedition has surrendered to the authority of the Southern Reach, the power of Area X is far more difficult to resist.

10 thoughts on “Buddy Read: Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

  1. I’ll be fascinated to know what you make of this interesting, disturbing read… If your taste runs to dystopian gothic, then Annihilation should tick all the boxes. One of great strengths of this book, I think, is VanderMeer’s beautifully descriptive prose.

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