I remember when I got this book- actually books. They sent me two and I was thrilled to embark on such an adventure. You know me, I read a synopsis and suddenly I'm hooked before opening the cover! I have the ARC's, so I wasn't blessed with this amazing cover that puts me in mind of Prometheus...
Sleeping Giants, by Sylvian Neuvel, is written in a style that's been used by novels like Illuminae and World War Z. There's not always a person telling the story, but documents and reports that let you know what's taking place.
A particular artifact was discovered; a piece of something very large and inexplainable. So large in fact, it sets off a series of events and not all for the better. Planetary Federation type events- it's world changing! And that's what was so cool about the story. The situations of the story put placed humans into intergalactic progression.
What lost me was the way it was put together. I didn't like the colorless characters ( i.e. the mystery man in black). The science fiction portions of the story are amazing though! From what I understand, Neuvel is a linguistic morphologist or something, so he has the knowledge to put this together, but when it came to conversations and interaction, it didn't carry too well. A+ for the science but B- or a C on the synergy. I just didn't feel it.
To sum it up, the story is cool, but the style and exchange pushed me towards a lower rating. I'm off to the next read!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓out of 5 specs
*Try Not To Breathe is next.
**Book published by Random House Publishing.
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