Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)
by Jeff VanderMeer
Published: Feb 2014
An unnamed biologist takes notes in her journal as she and four other scientists are sent on a data-gathering expedition into a mysterious territory known only as Area X. Though it starts out with measurements and observations, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern hallucination from reality the deeper they explore. VanderMeer’s fanstastical descriptions push the boundaries of our perception, and the narrative reads like the heady haze of someone lightly dosed.
4 out of 5: Here come the acid flashbacks! Short, sweet and I can’t wait to pick up the next in the trilogy.