|Sci-Fi Book Discussion|
Event Type: Public Services|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:15 PM
Join us for the Science Fiction Book Discussion to be held at Joe Daniels Bar and Grill for a discussion of the book "Annihilation" by Jeff VanderMeer. Books are available at the library. Joe Daniels Bar and Grill is located at 12218 Harlem Ave.in Palos Heights.Palos Heights Library Map
"*Starred Review* An expedition of four women is sent into an unknown region called Area X, beyond the borders of humanity: a psychologist, a surveyor, an anthropologist, and our narrator, a biologist. The purpose of the mission is to collect data about Area X and report back to the government, the Southern Reach, but circumstances begin to change when the group discovers a tower (or tunnel) that was previously unmarked on the map. Inside the structure, strange writing scrawls across the walls, and a spiral staircase descends downward, beckoning the members to follow. Previous expeditions ended badly, with group members disappearing or returning as shells of their former selves, but little is known about what actually occurred on those trips to Area X. A gripping fantasy thriller, Annihilation is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells’ in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy."
--Heather Paulson, Booklist Review
Presenter: Jose Gallegos