Acceptance

Registered by wingmathgirl40wing of Waterloo, Ontario Canada on 7/29/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmathgirl40wing from Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 29, 2016
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Publisher's description:

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it—the Southern Reach—has collapsed on itself in confusion. Now one last, desperate team crosses the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. If they fail, the outer world is in peril.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Saturday, August 20, 2016
This conclusion to the Southern Reach trilogy was creepy, fascinating and absorbing, but it left my mind reeling as much as the first two books did. A good number of questions were answered and just as many new ones emerged. One aspect I liked very much was the greater insight into several of the characters, making them more human and less like the strange inscrutable beings portrayed in the first two books.

Journal Entry 3 by sjt105 at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 29, 2016
A thrilling conclusion to the trilogy. But I have to agree that there are many new threads created. Makes one wonder if there might be more coming. Enjoyed this nonetheless.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmathgirl40wing at Waterloo, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 04, 2016
I received this book back from sjt105 and it's now on its way to Brookler.

Journal Entry 5 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ooh, the finale! Looking forward to reading this one! Thanks so much.

Journal Entry 6 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
I enjoyed this book. Most of the questions are answered, or at least the answers are implied. You have to read between the lines a bit and draw conclusions from little hints and details. I found the way it jumps not only from character to character, but also backwards and forwards in time, somewhat confusing. I enjoy a complex, challenging book where you have to think and figure out what's going on, and this one certainly is that!

I pmed the next in line over a week ago, but so far no answer. I'll try again now.

Journal Entry 7 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Finally! Off to the next reader by surface mail to Australia, which I imagine might take a few months. Worth the wait, lol!

Journal Entry 8 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, January 13, 2017
Acceptance is here, thanks, Brookler.

Journal Entry 9 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Hmm! I'm really none the wiser & feel quite cheated by this 3rd book. Okay, I get the point that some things may be unknowable, that there may not be answers we can understand, but I do not have to like it, especially in the 3rd book of a trilogy that I've been looking forward too. Acceptance, my foot! This was just a big meander from one character to another, backwards & forwards in time - so tedious. Pah! I'm not surprised the Southern Reach "collapsed on itself in confusion", as per blurb. Maybe it was bored, too. There were odd chapters that grabbed my attention, but nothing over a sustained period so that I had no trouble putting the book down.

I daresay I have missed something vital that so many others have been able to find here. I had a feeling, maybe it came from the rapid ageing, that there was something environmental here, that this alien growth would take over everywhere perhaps to save the Earth - intentionally or accidentally -, & that humanity could take a flying leap, or get with the programme. I'm not even sure if something's going wrong or going right.

There is some striking language here, but I do not like not knowing. Acceptance is not my strong suit.

I'm off to read some reviews to see if I can work it all out.

ETA: I did find this GR review helpful.

Journal Entry 10 by catsalive at Next reader, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/31/2017 UTC) at Next reader, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent on to Billbooks.

Journal Entry 11 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Monday, February 06, 2017
Looking forward to this book mixed reviews will be interesting but will have to wait a little while as I finish two rays that are ahead of it

Journal Entry 12 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 19, 2017
Was it a book about paranoia alien invasion nature taking revenge or all of the above and more. It certainly was intriguing and well written I was feeling for the fate of the Light Housekeeper hoping something would happen to Control's mother so yes it did suck me in. I'm just glad that on the field trips to Area X they never wanted a Librarian

Journal Entry 13 by BaiLong at Shanghai, Shanghai China on Monday, April 10, 2017
Got the book, thanks!

Journal Entry 14 by BaiLong at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 26, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (6/26/2017 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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I find VanderMeer books both always catchy and frustrating at the same time, and this last book doesn't change this impression. A few interesting thoughts too to have while reading.

Sorry it took me so long, but the book is finally in the mail, en route to the next reader.

Journal Entry 15 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, July 06, 2017
Just received this through the post, thank you. I'm currently reading a book at the moment, that I'm close to finishing, so will get around to this one afterwards.

Journal Entry 16 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Well, this certainly took me some time to read. I am ever-so sorry for taking a few months, but I just wasn't all that engaged in this book compared to the previous two.

The first book was amazing and I was obsessed with Area X; the second book brought us to the Southern Reach and the experiments and what they were up to; this third book, it just felt like it threw up more uncertain questions than fully-fledged answers, and even though this trilogy is complete, it feels like it isn't and I still don't understand everything that went on.

Each chapter we swapped character, which I usually enjoy, but Jeff VanderMeer decided to experiment with past and present; as well as, first, second, and third person. Keeping up was slightly on the difficult side even though you were told who's story you were reading.

However, some questions were answered with some shocking results I wasn't expecting. Especially who Gloria was. Although, we never did find out what S&SB was, not properly.

I still don't get it and I reckon I will still not understand, ever. I'm glad I'm moving on to a book I will completely love from cover to cover. On the other hand, I'll certainly read more Jeff VanderMeer books in the future.

Will send on to the next reader in a day or two!

Journal Entry 17 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, September 15, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/15/2017 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Sent this book off, it's now in the post, off it goes to the next reader!

Journal Entry 18 by wingClairby11xxxwing at Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 18, 2017
Arrived safely, thank you.

Journal Entry 19 by wingClairby11xxxwing at A BOOKRAY , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/26/2017 UTC) at A BOOKRAY , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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I’m not going to read it as I didn’t finish the last one, now travelling on to the next reader, safe travels!

Journal Entry 20 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Received safely. It will take a while for me to get to this but will try not to hold on too long.

Journal Entry 21 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 08, 2017
The story ended up in the end of the world as we know it. All very gothic and loose ends tied up.
I enjoyed this trilogy, the characters were really strong and personable all in their own way. I liked most the 2nd part, as it was mainly taking place in Southern Reach and the events in the 'normal' world are just easier to digest. Area X on the other hand.... phew!
Thank you for sharing these books :)

Journal Entry 22 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (11/8/2017 UTC) at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sent to the next reader in this BR. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 23 by VintageVanguard at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Saturday, November 11, 2017
Arrived in the mail today. I'm happy that this ring finally reached me, I really want to know how the story progresses!

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