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Jeff VanderMeer's Borne

5 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Nicky Agate 2 years ago
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  • #4209

    Nicky Agate
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    @terrainsvagues

    My copy of Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne arrived this morning in the mail. Has anyone else read or taught it (or his Southern Reach Trilogy)?

    #4215

    Sophia Booth Magnone
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    @sophiamagnone

    I was totally entranced by the Southern Reach trilogy. I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to teach it—probably just the first book, since the trilogy’s so long. If anyone has put it on a syllabus, I’d be really interested to hear how that went!

    #4216

    Sophia Booth Magnone
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    @sophiamagnone

    Oh, and I’m looking forward to learning more about Borne at a reading Vandermeer is doing here in a couple weeks.

    #4219

    Nicky Agate
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    @terrainsvagues

    The LA Times just gave it quite the review. I can’t wait to start it, but I’m reading Cryptonomicon right now, and have to finish that first (almost there…)!

    #6785

    Sophia Booth Magnone
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    @sophiamagnone

    Picking this thread up months later… I wrote a little piece on the Southern Reach Trilogy for the website Somatosphere. I’d love to hear thoughts on it if anyone is interested!

    http://somatosphere.net/2017/07/human-contamination-the-infectious-border-crossings-of-jeff-vandermeers-area-x.html

    #6798

    Nicky Agate
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    @terrainsvagues

    Thanks, Sophia! Will check it out tonight.  As an aside, I just binge-read Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland’s The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., which, because it featured (a) time travel, (b) excessive bureaucracy, and (c) the military-industrial complex, was a thoroughly enjoyable read!

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