Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

A real conversation with me over the last 2 days.

“Dude. Dude. Dude. I am reading the best book!”

“Oh yeah? What’s it about?”

“Well, um, a giant alien robot.”

Cue awkward silence.

This book is about so much more. It’s a mystery. About people. Humans. And war. And space. And machines. And love. And fear. It’s a little book about big things.

I fell in love with the narrative style – interviews. It cuts out a ton of boring crap while always leaving you wondering. What aren’t they telling you? How skewed is their perception? What really happened? It builds tension and propels the book along.

Literally from page 20 til the end I was enthralled. I felt I was in the presence of genius. Science. Math. Robots. Languages. Love. Betrayal. Mystery. All wrapped in a book that felt light as air. Even when I was on the edge of my seat I never felt weighed down or constrained.

This book is giving 42 dead Japanese kids a run for their money.

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