Auslöschung

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Ausl schung Seit ein mysteri ses Ereignis vor mehr als drei ig Jahren das Gebiet ersch tterte ist Area X von einer unsichtbaren Grenze umgeben Niemand wei genau was dahinter geschieht aber es gibt Ger chte von

  • Title: Auslöschung
  • Author: Jeff VanderMeer Michael Kellner
  • ISBN: 9783888979682
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. ”but whether it decays under the earth or above on green fields, or out to sea or in the very air, all shall come to revelation, and to revel, in the knowledge of the strangling fruit and the hand of the sinner shall rejoice, for there is no sin in shadow or in light that the seeds of the dead cannot forgive…”An Anthropologist, a Surveyor, a Psychologist, and a Biologist, all female, make up the 12th expedition to AREA X. The expeditions that have come to this region before have not fared [...]

    2. I am sure that it will shock to many readers my low rating of this popular novel, but sadly I think that it's the best way to express my own personal reading experience with the book. And I prefer to be honest than just giving a high rating if I don't believe on it.First of all, I don't hate the author and I am not looking for affecting the average rating of this novel.Basically, I had to balance the meaning of each rating here on against what I thought about my reading experience with the nove [...]

    3. Really good books. Very different. Very atmospheric and different than anything else I've ever read.I read part of this trilogy off the page and listened to some of it on audiobook. And looking back, I wish I'd read the entire thing off the page. I think it would have been a better overall experience that way.Highly recommended.

    4. Well it seems like Annihilation has divided the SF community into two, lovers and 'meh'ers. I'm pretty sure I'm one of the latter. I have been trying to think why a novel with a blurb that instantly sparked my curiousity was just so bleh. There are parts here that I love. I think the whole novel was under a cloud of boring, grey fungus spores. While you have this wonderful premise of an expedition to a remote 'Area X' where the world is not quite right after some mysterious intervention from out [...]

    5. Really a waste of time. The book seems to be going for the eerie "each man is every man" type of feeling that you got from Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," in which none of the characters have names. Here we have a small group of women, among them "the psychologist," "the surveyor," and "the biolgist" (our narrator) exploring Area X, a supernatural-type district that borders our own mundane world. I found myself completely uninvolved and not at all scared or disturbed by the team's discoveries. It [...]

    6. Four women, the twelfth such expedition, enter the mysterious Area X to observe and collect samples. Will the calamities that have befallen previous expeditions befall them as well?I'd read four Jeff VanderMeer books prior to this one and they were all unsettling in one way or another. This one was par from the course.Annihilation is a horror tale about secrecy, the unknown, and insanity. The biologist is the narrator and an unreliable one at that. The other characters are known only by their jo [...]

    7. I was expecting more from this book. I will read the next one at some point, mainly because I know there is a next book. If I didn't know there was one, I don't think I would have been left expecting more. The book did not really draw me in and I found it to be somewhat repetitious. All this was disappointing considering the hype I have heard about it.But, since there are two others in the series, and the series as a whole is critically acclaimed - perhaps I will find something more as the story [...]

    8. Rating: 4* of five***MOVIE UPDATE: The Alex Garland adaptation will hit theaters on 23 February 2018. Garland's 2014 debut was Ex Machina, for which he got an Academy award nominationlet's hope this means good things.***The Publisher Says: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed sui [...]

    9. I am convinced now that I and the rest of the expedition were given access to these records for the simple reason that, for certain kinds of classified information, it did not matter what we knew or didn't know. There was only one logical conclusion: Experience told our superiors that few if any of us would be coming back.Area X is thought to be a myth. A conspiracy theory. Something whispered about in environmental circles.But it's real. Appearing 30 years ago and baffling everyone with its exi [...]

    10. 2.5ish stars. I wanted to like this, and I think I probably did - I convinced myself I did - until I realized that maybe I didn't. I finished and had to have an internal conversation with myself (much like the biologist in 90% of the book) to identify that, beneath the eerie, suspenseful surface, the feeling I was left with was, well, a vacancy of feeling. I'm down with New Weird (VanderMeer's Borne is one of my recent favorites), and I can burn with the slowest of burns, but for whatever reason [...]

    11. “Silence creates its own violence.”My initial reaction: BUT WHAT DOES IT MEANAnd I'm still sitting here, wondering and pondering. This novel was spectacular in every aspect. The best books are those that keep their secrets to themselves. Those, that don't tell you everything, that make you desperate for information that you will not receive. It's the mystery that keeps one interested, the depths that you want to explore. They make your fingers tremble because you want to touch everything, kn [...]

    12. What occurred to create Area X ? Is it an alien outpost ? Is it another dimension breaking through into ours ? The Southern Reach, the political entity in charge, is keeping it all a secret from humanity at large. Yet expeditions are put together to investigate and research it's existence. None of the previous expeditions have returned alive or have survived long after returning.Interestingly everyone who "crosses over" must be hypnotized in order to keep them sane. The exact methodology of "cro [...]

    13. Dr. Moreau + Sphere + Hunger Games + Lord of the Flies + the first half of the MaddAddam trilogy = this bizarre intro into the "Southern Reach" trilogy. There may even be some groovy transcendentalist Thoreau thrown in there! The platform here is potent enough a dose to ensure the future reading of the next novels. Yay!

    14. Welcome to Area X. Ecologically pristine. Cut off from civilization. Hostile to humans. What lurks there? Does it have a name? Will you live to tell about what you've seen? Who will believe you?If one can be said to "do" weird, then I don't think I do it very well. Annihilation -- the first book in the Southern Reach Trilogy -- is Weird with a capital 'W' with its roots in H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood. It has a post-modern mindfuck vibe as well reminiscent of House of Leaves. That is to [...]

    15. So I went to the Natural History Museum in NYC and watched a wonderful IMAX film about the wonders of the ocean world, the horrors of a living coral reef, and animals that more properly resembled plant life. One life form slowly devours another, using all the myriad tricks of evolution, from symbiosis and natural selection, to rise, unerringly, to be the top of the food chain.I felt like I just read a SF/Horror hybrid that was just narrated by Jacques Cousteau, full of even and progressive prose [...]

    16. The first thing I noticed on the staging level before we reached the wider staircase that spiraled down, before we encountered again the words written on the walle tower was breathing. The tower breathed, and the walls when I went to touch them carried the echo of a heartbeatd they were not made of stone but of living tissue.Four scientists embark on an expedition to Area X. From the beginning, they view each other with suspicion and doubt; it does not help that they have been encouraged NOT to [...]

    17. Curiosity could be a powerful distraction When the 12th expedition planned on further investigating the mysterious Area X, things started to get weird again. The team was comprised of a biologist, anthropologist, surveyor, and a psychologist. This expedition proved to be just as dangerous as the first 11. Will this one finally be the successful one, or will it be the worst one of them all?Annihilation received a huge amount of buzz and positive feedback over the past few months. I've also been s [...]

    18. Oh I liked this so.I had this book on my TBR for what feels like forever and I am so glad I finally read it. Jeff VanderMeer has a brilliant imagination and the world he creates feels utterly original, startlingly so, but still grounded in something like believability.There is not all that much to the plot: four women embarque on an expedition into Area X; they are the 12th expedition of this kind and all the ones that came before ended somewhat mysteriously. The reader never really learns what [...]

    19. I don’t know why I was feeling so generous, when I initially slapped a two star rating on this book. Perhaps I was still riding the high of Paradise Sky, or perhaps I was willing to ignore some of my annoyance due to the brevity of the story. But whatever the case may be, it’s time to rectify that error because, overall, this was a pretty awful reading experience. Annihilation recounts the twelfth expedition into the mysterious Area X—an ecologically devastated swampland in the southern Un [...]

    20. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“We all live in a kind of continuous dream. When we wake, it is because something, some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we’ve taken as reality.”Welcome to the place that lies outside of Trump’s wall that Mexico paid for. It is known as Area X . . . “Our mission was simple: to continue the government’s investigation into the mysteries of Area X . . . We were the twelfth expedition.”After my failure yesterday I was lookin [...]

    21. A group of female scientists and professionals are sent to explore a region that is not like the world they know. Annihilation is a hypnotic science fiction/thriller that weaves its spell slowly. Then, all at once, it has your complete attention and you find yourself hanging on every word. I loved it.Isolation from the modern world and technology places this tale in an anachronistic bubble: "One rule for an expedition into Area X was that we were to attempt no outside contact, for fear of some i [...]

    22. "The effect of this cannot be understood without being there. The beauty of it cannot be understood, either, and when you see beauty in desolation it changes something inside you. Desolation tries to colonize you." So is it with Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Summaries do not do this book justice. Its story colonized me. It was not an invasion; it did not attack my brain, insistent that I continue reading. I was not forced by fear to discover if the hero lives. My limbic system did not spike m [...]

    23. The next stop in my end-of-the-world reading marathon was Annihilation, the first entry in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy. While the novel doesn't introduce a doomsday scenario or send the population of a major city fleeing in terror, an apocalyptic vibe permeates the story, which is elliptical, imaginative, removed, occasionally creepy and mostly lifeless.The heavily concept oriented novel deals with an expedition into Area X, an ecological dead zone that has appeared in an unnamed re [...]

    24. ChangeSo often people fight it. Fear it. Don't understand it. Fight it because they fear it due to their lack of understanding. This book, in a way, is about change and mankind's fight against it even before we understand what it is.The book details how there is an area in the US that is different. About 30 years ago this somehow came to be although we don't know if it was all of a sudden (which it almost has had to be in order to be perceptible) or gradually. In any case, the area is called Ar [...]

    25. I picked up this book at my local library because I saw the movie trailer and was intrigued. Knowing it was based on a book, I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. Four women, an Anthropologist, a Surveyor, a Psychologist, and a Biologist (the narrator) make up the 12th expedition to AREA X. They do not share their names - names aren't necessary, their research is the most important thing these women need to focus on while in Area X. Area X is an area which has been cut off from the r [...]

    26. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201This is the first time I’ve ever read anything by Jeff VanderMeer, and I’ll admit at first I had my misgivings. I’d picked up this book because of the great things I’ve heard about it, and also because the premise sounded fascinating. However, VanderMeer is also best known for his contributions to “New Weird”, a literary genre that’s been hit or miss with me – but mostly miss. Still, I looked at the modest page count of Annihil [...]

    27. Welcome to Area XOur tour guide and MC is known to us only as the “biologist”. Your exploration of Area X will revolve around what the biologist wants you to know and what the biologist wants you to see. You will grow to like the biologist, pity her, and route for her. Unfortunately you will also question her judgment and her state of mind. Everything in this brilliant novel is vividly, almost deliriously described. You can smell the decay and the sweetness; you can almost taste the honeysuc [...]

    28. 3.5 or 4.This book kept me up until like 4am and when I finished it, I was so confused but just like "woah". I didn't know what to think of it. Did I love it? Did I like it? Did I even understand it? I was so impressed but I was also like what did I just read Fast forward to like over 2 weeks and I still feel the exact same way. I don't know what to rate it and so I'm going to give it a 3.5 / 4 out of 5. I'm not really happy with that rating but I don't know what else to do. I think for me to fu [...]

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