Monday, November 9, 2015

DNF Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel


Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 320
Rating: DNF
Source: eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Summary (from Goodreads):

World War Z meets The Martian. This inventive first novel will please devoted fans of sci-fi as well as literary readers hoping a smart thriller will sneak up on them.

17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts.

I requested this book because I had been seeing it around and it sounded like it could have been really interesting AND it mentions South Dakota in the summary. That was 3/4 of the reason I requested it. I love when things mention South Dakota. But I was horribly disappointed.

To be perfectly fair, I read maybe the first 30 pages and then skimmed a lot of it. I really don't like how a lot of it seems to be told in the form of an interview or news articles or whatever else. I'm just not interested in any way, shape, or form in continuing to read this book. What I did actually read I found to be really boring and just a huge info dump.

It seems to have good reviews on Goodreads which made me think that I would enjoy it, but I couldn't enjoy how the story is told. It's not for me.

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