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Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance (original: 2014; edição: 2015)

de Jeff VanderMeer (Autor)

Séries: The Southern Reach Trilogy (full series)

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"A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014. Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third. Area X--a remote and lush terrain--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 suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach--the secret agency that monitors these expeditions--is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves--and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that. It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown--navigating new terrain and new challenges--the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying"-- "Omnibus edition of the Southern Reach Trilogy"--… (mais)
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Título:Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance
Autores:Jeff VanderMeer (Autor)
Informação:HarperCollins Publishers (2015), 608 pages
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Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance) de Jeff VanderMeer (Author) (2014)

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Fascinating

NB: Review is for the trilogy overall.

As fascinating as it was frustrating; as triumphant as it was dark; beautiful, if occasionally flawed. An original and thoughtful book.

Longer review (no spoilers):

I found the first couple of chapters of Annihilation difficult and distant, much like the narrator herself. However, it was worth the time to get to know her, and the novel; I was, I admit, disappointed that she didn't narrate all the way through, although she does reappear throughout 2 and 3.

Any fan of Lovecraft would find a lot to enjoy in Southern Reach. Haunting, lyrical writing; endless spirals of paranoia; complex, layered reflection; unreliable narrators; and something I refer to in books (in my layman way) as the "total ruination of a human being", ie the deeply personal apocalypse of a single individual.

I waffle a lot, and I mean A LOT, about character interiority and emotional landscape (for more on that, check with The Master, Donald MAass, and his incredible nonfic book "The Emotional Craft of Fiction"). Southern Reach is absolutely rammed with emotional interiority. The internal landscape of every character is intricately, relentlessly, and painfully integrated into the larger narrative. The events of childhood and the essence of self is of equal importance (really, more) to the plot as the various military maneuverings and political ploys. The books almost verge into being a character study, and you could read them like that if you chose, with the background events a canvass for painting their personal woes.

The creepiness factor was wonderful and evocative, in the best sort of horror tradition (cosmic madness of a single brain, natch). Particular standout moments: Control ascending into Whitby's attic, which could have been cheap but was executed brilliantly. The deepening gloom and stratospheric levels of paranoia were *so* good in the best way.

My favorite aspect--there were many--is the reoccuring theme of not acknowledging things beyond understanding, as a way of controlling or resisting them (ie, refusing to look at a monstrous sight) which sounds odd, but will make sense when you read the novels. It was just done really well and has, of course, scientific implications (i.e., the observation effect).

However, there were sections which gave me frustration, and in the end I reluctantly have marked down 4 stars (really, though, I'd give 4.5 if I could. It came down to a question of structure, and ineffectuality re the characters. Hardly any of the POV characters *achieved* anything, and by that I mean (because I don't want to give spoilers) in a normal Cthulhu-esque novel, your investigator character would go off investigating, getting steadly madder as they uncover secret after secret.

In Southern Reach, the emphasis of the books tilts very strongly to examining their pasts, and internal worlds, in order to give clout to the decisions made. All fine and good. But in terms of advancing the plot, very little progress is made by the characters themselves; they discover things, but don't understand their significance; they succeed or fail largely on terms not defined by them. In short, if Southern Reach were a Cthulhu novel, most of the investigators go mad while barely uncovering any clues.

When information is revealed, it tends to come all at once, usually in the form of the right person asking the right questions at the right time. It's a little bit akin to afore-mentioned Cthulhu investigator getting frustrated and doing a google search, a few chapters from the end (okay, not that bad, not nearly--I'm exaggerating--but you know.)

Yes, that sounds finicky, but I am a finicky reader, and when--for me--combined with a resolution that felt abrupt, I couldn't quite justify 5 stars. What can I say, I'm a picky bastard. I'd still recommend the book unreservedly as I think it is provocative and memorable; it not only rewards multiple re-reads, but practically demands them. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
I'm going to change my review. As I read it again I can't believe the flawlessness of the prose. The beauty and depth. Structure and horror like none other. Absolutely incredible. And the biologist is totally autistic. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
I liked the first book the best. The second one was clearly a set up for the third. And the third one was like an extended 2001 ending. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
Rich, introspective, multiple perspectives finally converging into one coherent story arch in its final pages. Good, but not my cup of tea. The clues of the mystery is embedded in the mundane... and you’d miss it if you don’t pay attention. It took a lot of patience to get through the pages, yet the reward was only marginal.

Complex storytelling demands a second read. Not sure if it deserves such labor. Can’t relate to the characters - everyone with secrets they stubbornly withhold - nor can I appreciate the phantasmagorical recollections and observations that seem superfluous. And the manner in which important moments flow by, each of which is followed by a long suspense that quickly dissipate into thin air immediately upon occurrence without ever landing a real punch. Connections. As a reader, you know that the the story elements are connected to one another but how and why remain buried. You only have a vague sense of what is going on. The experience of the journey, then, must be worthwhile but that isn’t the case either. It’s as if the author is lecturing me as to how there is no such thing as a “master narrative” to explain anything in reality.

Yet, I finished the book. All 595 pages of it. Sigh.

I’m now going to watch the movie adaptation, mostly for the visual effects and some clarity to what I had just read, only to be dissatisfied, perhaps, by the simplified and one-dimensional storytelling that the author avoided. ( )
  pepperabuji | Jun 18, 2020 |
First things first, this book is an omibus a collection of the three novels that were published in quick succession in one year... is not for everyone or for every occasion. This isn't a quick casual read.

I'm going to proceed with this review as if these three novels: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance, are one novel. Mostly for simplicity, but also because I believe that the best way to read these novels is back to back, as if they were parts of a single novel. Though they are very different from each other and explore different themes, characters, and even have slightly different styles, they are linked in ways that a typical trilogy is not. I like to think of them as three segments of a circle. While I'd think of a standard trilogy/series more like a dotted line.

Area X, or the Southern Reach Trilogy, is one of the finest novels I've ever read. Maybe not in my top 10 of all time but definitely in my top 20. It has everything a serious reader could possibly want in a novel: beautiful and evocative (if haunting) prose, distinct and complex characters, an unbelievably well realized setting, a mysterious and engaging story, and rich thought-provoking subtexts and themes. It just doesn't hold your hand, which can make it challenging at times. If you begin to read with the idea that you are setting off on a path into a thick wood at dusk, by Authority, the trail will be faint and the light of day near gone, and by Acceptance, you're lost, its full night, and there are sounds all around you, mostly from unknown sources. You light your lamp to see, but it's almost more terrifying in the gloom than in the dark.

And that leads us to what kind of book this is: it's a creepy one. In fact, a scene about midway through Authority is easily the creepiest scene I've ever read in any book - and I've read a lot of creepy books (honorable mention to the phone ringing in the Ruins).

Again though, this book isn't for everyone. I can't stress that enough. It simply has a different mission than a more mainstream novel and yet it is a mainstream novel. Wild. You wouldn't sit down to a John Grisham book and be like, 'not as good as The Sound and the Fury', that wouldn't make sense. If you sit down to Area X with those kinds of expectations and aren't ready for a quick turn to something dramatically different, it will fail you, and you it. Personally, I turned my reading into a kind of daily meditation. I found that I could only read it when my mind was fresh and at its sharpest, and even then, I'd catch myself continually wandering. The imagery and pace are seductive to mind wandering, and I simply pulled back, went back a few lines, and started again. This weird mindful reading and mindful awareness of my own crazy thoughts was a singular and very rewarding experience. As a result though, I had to read some ‘regular’ books on the side to relax in the evenings.

This is a must read if you think you can do it. Don't be afraid, just be prepared. I'm thrilled to have discovered VanderMeer and plan on reading his other works over the coming years. ( )
  modioperandi | May 12, 2020 |
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"A single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014. Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third. Area X--a remote and lush terrain--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 suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything. After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach--the secret agency that monitors these expeditions--is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka "Control," is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves--and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that. It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown--navigating new terrain and new challenges--the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying"-- "Omnibus edition of the Southern Reach Trilogy"--

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