The OA

Most people won’t get this innovative form of storytelling, most people want a beginning, middle and an end to a story – that’s for the practically minded audience who likes things to be neatly wrapped up in the realm of normal. The OA does not offer a clear form of storytelling, and it lures the audience into an unnatural setting …

Amorphic shape comes to life.

Borne, A Completely Mind-Blowing Experience

I was spellbound and compelled to finish Borne after only starting Jeff Vandermeer’s latest science fiction masterpiece this week. I describe Borne as a combination of Blade Runner, Planet of the Apes and Monument Valley. Vandermeer did it again, but differently than the Southern Reach Trilogy. This time he made me feel an overwhelming empathy for the characters, especially Borne. …

Primordial Soup Theory by Tery Spataro

Area X and The Southern Reach Trilogy

At the urging [suggestion] of Tom Lombardo and Jeanne Lombardo, whose descriptions of Jeff VanderMeer’s writing, persuaded me to put aside all other authors I was reading. After reading Annihilation, I was compelled to take in the entire The Southern Reach Trilogy, no lapse in time between each book. Jeff VanderMeer’s lyrical writing about Area X is stunning and poetic. He …