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Acceptance 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 task

  • Title: Acceptance
  • Author: Jeff VanderMeer
  • ISBN: 9780374104115
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 remoIt 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.Meanwhile, Acceptance tunnels ever deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of Area X what initiated this unnatural upheaval Among the many who have tried, who has gotten close to understanding Area X and who may have been corrupted by it In this last installment of Jeff VanderMeer s Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may be solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound or terrifying.

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    1. Jennifer on said:

      I'm not sure why, but everything kind of fell apart for me on this one (and, looking over the reviews, I'm clearly in the minority on that.) The only story that was truly compelling to me was the Lightkeeper's. Otherwise it just felt like a race to wrap up different story threads and tie it with a bow. When you step back, not a whole lot of anything actually HAPPENS in this book. People walk around. Thoughts are processed. We flash back to the past. People marvel at Area X's oddness. They see an [...]

    2. Jeffrey Keeten on said:

      ”Writing, for me, is like trying to restart an engine that has rested for years, silent and rusting, in an empty lot--choked with water and dirt, infiltrated by ants and spiders and cockroaches. Vines and weeds shoved into it and sprouting out of it. A kind of coughing splutter, an eruption of leaves and dust, a voice that sounds a little like mine but is not the same as it was before; I use my actual voice rarely enough.”There is this need for people trapped in Area X to write about what th [...]

    3. Claudia Putnam on said:

      Bumping to 4 because the writing really is terrific. And because I'm still thinking about it, and about some of the comments on this review, below. Thanks all! Spoiler alert I'm not hiding this review, but I'm giving something away. Don't read if you don't want to know anything in advance. ******Actually, I don't have much to say. Basically, (this is the spoiler) Earth is being terraformed (whatever-formed, really) by an alien organism to prepare the way for colonization by aliens who have proba [...]

    4. Wei Lien Chin on said:

      That's it? Well, I must admit, I feel a little hoodwinked. Acceptance is a noticeably better book than Authority, but that is not saying a lot, considering that the second book in the series is dreadful in every sense of the word. Just when you thought that the middle chapter of a trilogy cannot get any more weighted down, Authority showed up to prove us all wrong. Every page towards the end felt like a sucker punch to the guts, and it took great determination to pick up the next and final book [...]

    5. Carol. on said:

      From my blog: clsiewert.wordpress/2014/Once again, Vandermeer astonishes me with evocative, symbolic language:“The fifth morning I rose from the grass and dirt and sand, the brightness had gathered to form a hushed second skin over me, that skin cracking from my opening eyes like the slightest, the briefest, touch of an impossibly thin later of ice. I could hear the fracturing of its melting as if it came from miles and years away.“And once again, Area X takes center stage in the last book o [...]

    6. Kaora on said:

      For those of you like me who loved Annihilation and struggled with Authority, you will be happy to know that this book is more like Annihilation than Authority. We are back in Area-X with Ghost Bird and Control, although there are multiple view points alternating through this book that also bring us back to the history of Area-X.The thing that I adore most about these books is the writing. The haunting metaphors that set the tone for this mind-fuck of a novel. The pacing was perfect, and the boo [...]

    7. Mike on said:

      I am afraid to report that I found the final installment of The Southern Reach Trilogy to be a disappointment and let down. After really enjoying the first two books in this series, Annihilation and Authority this verdict pains me. VanderMeer succeeded in creating this weird, amazing world populated by fascinating characters. But all the promise and potential of the first two books were squandered, in my opinion, by Acceptance's ending.Spoilers for the series and this book follow, so be wary.The [...]

    8. Heidi The Hippie Reader on said:

      Acceptance answers any lingering questions that the reader may have concerning Area X. I found it much more satisfying than the second entry. But, I don't think that either the second or third book approached the brilliance of the first.Beyond the revelations about Area X, this book also explains some of the relationships between characters. "Sometimes other people gave you their light, and could seem to flicker, to be hardly visible at all, if no one took care of them. Because they'd given you [...]

    9. Tobin Elliott on said:

      So that's it? That's all we get?I wish I had known. I wouldn't have wasted my time. With this frustrating final book in the trilogy, I alternated between anger (because VanderMeer continued to stuff the pages with useless, time-wasting back stories), and annoyance (because the story wasn't going anywhere for the most part), with frequent side-trips into unadulterated boredom. There were large swaths of narrative that my eyes slid over but my brain couldn't get the gumption up to care about.I'm e [...]

    10. Carmen on said:

      NO SPOILERS. NO TE PREOCUPES.Bodies could be beacons, too, Saul knew. A lighthouse was a fixed beacon for a fixed purpose; a person was a moving one. But people still emanated light in their way, still shone across the miles as a warning, an invitation, or even just a static signal. People opened up so they became a brightness, or they went dark. They turned their light inward sometimes, so you couldn't see it, because they had no other choice.The final exploration of Area X. After the catastrop [...]

    11. Bradley on said:

      Really 3.5 starsI'm already tired of my previous argument that the first book was the unconscious and the second was the superego. There's no where else for this book to go except a healthy balance: Hence the name, Acceptance. My argument is too trite and obvious.So, instead, I'll move on to how this novel either succeeds or doesn't as an actual novel meant to entertain us.I had issues with the previous novel which did get much better once the Authority crumbled, and this novel takes place entir [...]

    12. Caro M. on said:

      Wow, this book. Wow, this series. I know it will haunt me for a while now and I will have to read something of completely different genre, because I will try and compare any other sci-fi or fantasy book to it through some period of time. And it will win. Because the language was gorgeous and the world was hypnotic and Biologist/Ghost Bird wormed in deep into my brain like that Saul's sliver of light. I guess this whole story had this effect on me.Acceptance was as good as Annihilation was, while [...]

    13. Melki on said:

      Area X was looking at her through dead eyes. Area X was analyzing her from all sides. It made her feel like an outline created by the regard bearing down on her, one that moved only because the regard moved with her, held her constituent atoms together in a coherent shape. And yet the eyes upon her felt familiar.I'm not sure why none of these books have captured me like Annihilation. There was just something about those four nameless female scientists that held me rapt and it has not been repeat [...]

    14. Richard on said:

      There's a paragraph or two in Acceptance that perfectly sums up my feelings about this trilogy(So much so that I had to look it up!). The key line is - "The allure of the island lay in its negation of why". The author is talking about how humans constantly need to have a purpose, constantly need to find the why behind something and neglect to just accept the `what` of something.Its so apt, because its exactly what happened to these books. Area X is summoned up in all its glory in the first book. [...]

    15. Ilenia Zodiaco on said:

      "Accettazione" - capitolo conclusivo della trilogia dell’Area X - è l’ennesima apnea nel conturbante oceano creato da Jeff Vandermeer. Preparatevi a rimanere intrappolati, come i protagonisti, per delle lunghissime ore nell’Area x, per di più nel bel mezzo dell’inverno. Se Autorità - secondo capitolo della trilogia - adottava un punto di vista esterno alla Zona anomala e ci offriva un quadro meno compromesso, un’inquadratura dal confine, in Accettazione ci troviamo di nuovo nel caos [...]

    16. Trish on said:

      You could know the what of something forever and never discover the why.The only solution to the environment is neglect, which requires our collapse.In my opinion, these are the most important quotes from this book as they explain the entire trilogy. Sometimes there just aren’t the kind of answers we’d like.In this third and last book of the Southern Reach trilogy we get three different POVs: the one of the lighthouse keeper, Saul Evans, beginning before the border came down and Area X was c [...]

    17. Maria on said:

      After Authority's "nothing happens and you're gonna like it" plot line, this was exhilarating. The excellent pacing from Annihilation is back! And the beautiful, disturbing prose is still here, as ever.There are no neat answers here. In fact, I have several questions. I call this "my own damn fault for reading so quickly" (forgive me, it was exciting). Well, I'm not sure how much is that and how much is intended/unintended ambiguity on the part of the author. Which is fitting, for Area X.If anyo [...]

    18. Andrea McDowell on said:

      I have a hypothesis about this series. If you like boundaries between civilization and nature, humans and animals, intellect and emotion, you would probably classify these books as horror. And if you aren't particularly invested in those boundaries, you won't.I've read a number of reviews (both official and non) about these books that discuss how terrifying they are. But they're not. At least, not for me, and believe me, I've got a thin skin and a poor stomach for most horror. This was just life [...]

    19. Althea Ann on said:

      I loved 'Annihilation'; I had a few doubts about 'Authority' - but 'Acceptance' pulled it all back together.However, if anyone reading this is thinking about starting here: don't. You will be totally lost. I actually think you could conceivably skip the middle volume, but 'Annihilation' is a required prerequisite.'Acceptance' brings us back to the depths of Area X.The book has a lot of jump-cuts and flashbacks (I actually think it might've worked better chronologically, but that's not what Vande [...]

    20. David on said:

      i slogged through all 3 of these slim volumes, waiting for a rational explanation of area x. didn't happen. guy can write, but this short story sized plot went on and on and by the end i was sick of the all of the whinny characters and felt stupid having spent all these hours reading the series instead of watching re-runs of battlestar galactica with loren greene.oh well. peter hamilton has a 600 pager coming out this month, and if you haven't read the void series, get busy.

    21. J Edward Tremlett on said:

      Call her Ghost Bird. That’s not her real name. But then, when she was the Biologist, she wasn’t supposed to use her real name, either.But then, was she ever the Biologist at all? Or is she merely a copy of the woman who went into the topographical mystery known as Area X to find answers about her dead husband?Yet another explorer who went into that deadly and subversive enigma and never came back out again?That’s just it — she’s not sure. She’s not sure of a lot of things, to be hone [...]

    22. Benni on said:

      Review: bennitheblog/bookbiters/acThis isn’t a review of only Acceptance, but also the first two books of the Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation and Authority. Some believe that Annihilation, in particular, can be a standalone novel, and while I do not disagree, I have no idea why anyone would not read the entire trilogy.In Annihilation, the Southern Reach sends its twelfth expedition into the mysterious Area X. Four women—a psychologist, anthropologist, surveyor, and biologist—are taske [...]

    23. Katie on said:

      But what if you discover that the price of purpose is to render invisible so many other things?So.I loved this a lot. This was better than I ever hoped that it would be, and after the first two I hoped that it would be pretty great. Acceptance is weird and abstract and beautiful and sad.The final book in VanderMeer's trilogy follows three parallel plotlines: Saul the lighthouse keeper, Gloria's first trip into Area X, and the rag-tag remnant of survivors from Authority. The thing that really mak [...]

    24. Sheila on said:

      This is a tough one to rate. I'm giving it 4 stars ("I really liked it") based on the whole trilogy, and I think this is the strongest book in the series.This is impossible to review without spoilers, so here are some garbled comments! I like how this book goes back and forth in time. I absolutely adored getting to know Seth and Cynthia, who were great characters. I even came to see how Control, who was so "meh" in the last book, is important to the story. I'm happy with the explanation of what [...]

    25. Richard Derus on said:

      Rating: 4* of fiveMy review, inexplicably unwritten until now, is live at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud. How Alex Garland plans to film these books is completely beyond my grasp.

    26. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      I saved this book to read until I was on a trip to Florida, so it had been about six months since reading book #2 in this trilogy. At first a few of the details that are referenced were specifics I had forgotten, but it made more sense as I went on.There are some answers in this book, some of what I was expecting, some that was surprising and more disturbing. A very good finish to the trilogy and I was glad to read all three in one year. I know this was an impossible feat but I wish more trilogi [...]

    27. Jason on said:

      3 Stars4 Stars for the overall series.Acceptance, the bold final installment of the Southern Reach series fell flat for me. This was the slowest book of the series even though we return to the mysterious Area X. If you have read the other two books you know what to expect from this one.Unfortunately, by the very nature of the Area X in combination with our Identity crisis protagonists, we the reader are left with very little to connect to. I felt impatient while reading this. The mystery and the [...]

    28. Sharon on said:

      I'm going to liken VanderMeer's series to the movies Mulhulland Drive and Primer, both very different in terms of subject matter, but both absolutely beautiful to behold--mysterious, dreamlike, and utterly captivating. VanderMeer has a way with words, enhanced by the audiobook performances by Carolyn McCormick and Bronson Pinchot (Xe Sands, who I have adored in past performances, faltered a bit as the Director--she sounded too blase and went in a completely different direction than McCormick did [...]

    29. Fiona on said:

      I got this on Netgalley and promptly went out and bought the first two. Because I am ridiculous and apparently really easily marketable to. Anyway, I liked them a lot. The reviews for them are here and here. Since you are, I think, best off reading all three of them in order and in one go, I’ll try and make the review below devoid of too many spoilers for any of the trilogy. Do hiss/spit feathers at me if I fail, but I’ll try.Acceptance is a weird beast: in a way it felt a bit like neither o [...]

    30. Evan Jensen on said:

      Since a precise analysis of Area X would be the death of its effects as a character and central funnel around which the story pulls, I have to say that the balance between a supposed understanding and a surrendering to its incomprehensibility was nicely weighed. It loses none of its weirdness and groping disconcert, and the implications are just as staggering as could be hoped for.This one is a departure in narrative viewpoint from the first two Southern Reach books, moving in a round between fo [...]

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