Review: Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

"...frustrating triumph" -- Slate.com, Mac Rogers I believe that neatly sums up my assessment of Jeff VanderMeer's magnificent Southern Reach trilogy. (SPOILER FREE REVIEW) First, a quick recap: Annihilation (Book 1) -- A mysterious, alien environment named Area X has taken over a spot of land in a location I presume to be the Florida…

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, creativity at its peak

Jeff VanderMeer could have stopped writing a year ago before he finished his Southern Reach trilogy and I would still have called him one of the most interesting and original authors of our time. He's an amazing world builder, and he's my go to guy when I teach workshops and tell students to "be like…