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Sleeping Giants { download } BY Sylvain Neuvel

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Ted   But some can never stop searching for answers   Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code And along with her colleagues she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery and figuring out what it portends for humanity But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction  Advance praise for Sleeping Giants  “This stellar debut novel masterfully blends together elements of sci fi political thriller and apocalyptic fiction A page turner of the highest order. In my humble opinion this book was 320 pages of info dump The Martian style except somehow overwhelmingPlease don t get me wrong I am not new to this kind of format Like World War Z and Illuminae Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff the story of Sleeping Giants is told in the form of interviews conducted by a mysterious nameless person who seems to have a lots and lots and lots of power as well as in the form of oral diary entries I loved it when it was used in WWZ and Illuminae because despite it being uite straight forward and in the form of documentaries these books were still able to touch me on an emotional and personal level They showed many perspectives and angles about a particular seemingly but absolutely dreadful situation and they made me care care about the characters care about the outcome care about how they would cope with their trials and tribulationsSleeping Giants made me feel indifferent at bestHere s the thing the premise is fantastic I love the idea of aliens having visited the Earth thousands of years ago back to that time we were still grunting and snorting to each other in order to communicate and having left this gigantic monstrosity of a robot for us to find when we have progressed and evolved enough In paper that really sounds intriguing Think of all the political drama that can come out of this Think of all the philosophical moral ethical discussions The drama The panic and the riot and the coming together of mankind as they realize its potential as a defensive manuever against extraterrestrial forces In an ideal world I would have loved this to pieces and I would have paraded this all over my street saying Science fiction fans come get your mamaBut alas it is not an ideal world and this book lacked the emotional pull needed for me to completely and deeply immerse myself in it 1 Nameless interviewer 80% of the book is comprised of interviews with a cast of characters There s Kara Resnik a well trained pilot There s Ryan Mitchell her co pilot Rose Franklin a motherly figure who leads the project of finding all the robotic parts putting them together again and finding out what it can do Vincent Couture an introvert linguist who hails from uebec among others The anonymous interviewer is connected with all of them yet we don t find anything at all about him He s their Daddy Long Legs funding their research and making sure everything is going smoothly taking care of problems people or otherwise as how you would expect an ultra rich guy would take car of them But what else We see the story through his interviews and we get to know about the characters through his uestions and then that s it He was definitely a pragmatist and he was definitely very objective in his uestions What did this scenario make you feel even though I already know about it but we ll need to repeat it again just so our beautiful readers here are aware What happened to you when this thingy happened even though I already know about it and we re just wasting our time here reminscing about it Non verbatim but you get the picture 2 Telling than Showing And then there s the problem Because of these uestions we are forced into reading a narrative that is 100% telling than showing I was doing this I was doing that I felt this I felt that I didn t like this etc etc It was absolutely dreadful to know that these people were experiencing these things and yet I couldn t feel them I don t know maybe because of the format it was hard to do so Maybe because it was just so limited and there s no other way of showing them otherwise But then how did World War Z and Illuminae do it amazingly There s also the problem that things would happen in this book but we would never ever EVER see them happening We re only told that it happened post situation when the interviewer is asking them to tell us about their feeeewings It was hard to just care when I was never with them when that happened when I never felt the adrenaline or the tension that they experienced that would make me relate to what they were doing 3 THE SCIENCE MADNESSSSSS Now let s draw a line here I love science I love talking about aliens I find space and the universe and everything that is in it fascinating If I could I would love to die floating in the vastness of empty space But the science here made me cringe There were just so much that it became overwhelming The process of how to get the robot pieces EXPLAINED IN DETAIL The process of how they are trying to get the robot to work all the theory and the steps EXPLAINED IN DETAIL The process of how they plan to do this and that and then this and then that EXPLAINED IN DETAIL THAT IT HAS BECOME PAINFUL I get the need for science to be incorporated but it alienated the reader in me so much because so much of it were jargon So many big words and none of them resounded with me Maybe I m just stupid Maybe I m just not the target audience But I DO love science and I love it when it weaves together with the character s personal lives so maybe it s just the book being a huge ass info dumpIn conclusion I m actually very sad that I didn t like this book The ending was interesting if not a little too positive for me to take seriously But these three factors up there They totally ruined my reading experience The only reason I plowed on was because of obligation I may still check out the next book though seeing as this is a series in hopes that the narrative in that one will be a lot personal and emotional than distant However if you re the type of person who is a science geek and just want to get your science mood on with or without the emotional touch maybe this will appeal to youFOLLOW ME ALL OVER THE INTERWEBZThe Social Potato Xpresso Reads Not So Literary Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook Askfm Leah Starrs Revenge relic What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery and figuring out what it portends for humanity But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place will the Pieces 8 (Pieces, result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction  Advance praise for Sleeping Giants  “This stellar debut novel masterfully blends together elements of sci fi political thriller and apocalyptic fiction A page turner of the highest order. In my humble opinion this book was 320 pages of info dump The Martian style except somehow overwhelmingPlease don t get me wrong I am not new to this kind of format Like World War Z and Illuminae Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff the story of Sleeping Giants is told in the form of interviews conducted by a mysterious nameless person who seems to have a lots and lots and lots of power as well as in the form of oral diary entries I loved it when it was used in WWZ and Illuminae because despite it being uite straight forward and in the form of documentaries these books were still able to touch me on an emotional and personal level They showed many perspectives and angles about a particular seemingly but absolutely dreadful situation and they made me care care about the characters care about the outcome care about how they would cope with their trials and tribulationsSleeping Giants made me feel indifferent at bestHere s the thing the premise is fantastic I love the idea of aliens having 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though I already know about it but we ll need to King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers repeat it again just so our beautiful Factory of Death re just wasting our time here Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, reminscing about it Non verbatim but you get the picture 2 Telling than Showing And then there s the problem Because of these uestions we are forced into Rapid Math Without A Calculator reading a narrative that is 100% telling than showing I was doing this I was doing that I felt this I felt that I didn t like this etc etc It was absolutely dreadful to know that these people were experiencing these things and yet I couldn t feel them I don t know maybe because of the format it was hard to do so Maybe because it was just so limited and there s no other way of showing them otherwise But then how did World War Z and Illuminae do it amazingly There s also the problem that things would happen in this book but we would never ever EVER see them happening We Almost Late for School 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Sleeping Giants

Length 8 hrs sand 27 minsAn inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian told in interviews journal entries transcripts and news articles Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a uest for truth and a fight for control of earthshaking power A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood South Dakota when she falls through the earth She wakes up at the bottom of a suare hole its walls glowing with intricate carvings But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand   Seventeen years later the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved its origins architects and purpose unknown Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated then rejec. Update 21718Boy I keep re reading this stuff and I never seem to have any problems doing so I m still having fun and it s still popcorn fun WHAT ARE THE CHANCESSo why did I re read I just got the pre release of book three Only Human It s CALLING TO ME Update 121016Just re read and what can I say I still love it Didn t really miss anything from the first time but that certainly doesn t matter when I m just having fun Robots ROBOTS sueeeeeeeeeeeeeeAnd now that I ve got the ARC for the seuel it s like double sueeeeeeeeeeeeeee Old review 2216A big thank you goes to Netgalley and I can only ask for an apology for holding off so long before reading this novel I suppose I figured that anything that would give away such a long lead time is either playing the really hopeful card or the really cautious oneI m here on the other side of reading it to say that I had a great timeI do hate blurbs that say misleading things to link an author to other big items like The Martian or World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War and honestly this novel is really nothing like themIt deserves to stand on its own And thanks to a little reconstructive surgery I m sure it will Sorry That s a little inside joke Read it and I m sure that ll become crystal clear No if I really HAD to make a connection with this and some other media then it s closer to Pacific Rim or Neon Genesis Evangelion than some space adventure or a zombie apocalypse Indeed in some ways it s better written than either of those novels I ve had the pleasure to review a few novels with epistolary writing recently and this one happens to clock in at one of the easiest and interesting based entirely on transcripts so it s completely a novel of dialogue I loved it Out of all the characters I think I loved the interviewer best He or she whatever the person s name is has got to have one hell of a head on his or her shoulders All I can say is Bravo on the Long Game I wanted to cheer This is an absolutely delightful and pure SF novel that doesn t dumb down to us expresses true joy at revealing the nature of the universe and for the rest of us who are in it for a grand adventure with high stakes and much much higher stakes to come thanks to the Titans you re in for a treatI was never bored Not even once I loved the scientific progression that led to the political horrors all the way to the ruthless exploitations But what really sparked my fire was the uick return to something wonderfully idealistic even if or despite its being paraded about as an absolute necessity There s something delightfully evil about it If this isn t a brilliant start to a wonderful new SF series then I ll be a monkey s uncle I d read the living hell out of the entire series and chortle all the way knowing that SF is not dead or dying it s just preparing for a new and JUST life as a GiantIs this a Heroic novel Hell yes I think that s what we ve been missing all these long years Wonder and heroism and a nice handful of mythology to boot Read this Read it everyone We need stories like this on the market

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” Kirkus Reviews “Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for and lands among the stars” Pierce Brown New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising   “First time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants It bursts at the seams with big ideas and the uestions they spawn How much human life is worth sacrificing in the pursuit of scientific progress Can humanity be trusted with weapons of ultimate destruction And the biggest Are we alone But all that really matters is that this book is a sheer blast from start to finish I haven’t had this much fun reading in ages” Blake Crouch author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy From the Hardcover editi. Sleeping Giants was a truly delightful reading experience worthy of all the SCIFI starsWhen Rose Franklin is 11 years old she falls into a giant hole whilst out riding her new bike After she is found and rescued it is discovered that she is laying atop an enormous metal hand Less than 8 hours later the US Military arrives to take over the sceneAs an adult Rose works at the University of Chicago One day an opportunity is presented to her to study that very same hand she stumbled upon in her youth In addition to the hand there are four panels that are riddled with writing from an unknown language Could the writing perhaps solve the mystery of where the hand came from and what it truly isArmed with a large grant from the NSA Rose sets to work Soon there is a world wide search for the missing pieces of what was once apparently a ginormous robotWith action mystery political intrigue and entertaining science this heart pounding novel kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end and oh what an ending it was I cannot wait to move on with the Themis Files and highly recommend this series to any science fiction fan particularly those who enjoy a mixed media formatBottom line


10 thoughts on “Sleeping Giants

  1. says:

    You have to understand that this flies in the face of everything we know about American civilizations Sleeping Giants is being compared to the

  2. says:

    This sci fi novel got a lot of buzz when it came out and I see why The basic story pieces of a gigantic metal robot thousa

  3. says:

    Update 21718Boy I keep re reading this stuff and I never seem to have any problems doing so I'm still having fu

  4. says:

    In my humble opinion this book was 320 pages of info dump The Martian style except somehow overwhelmingPlease don't get me wrong I am not new to this kind of format Like World War Z and Illuminae Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff the story of Sleeping Giants is told in the form of interviews conducted by a mysterious nameless person who seems to have a lots and lots and lots of power as well as in the form of oral diary en

  5. says:

    I'm really dumb so I didn't realize I had the first book in the series already and I read the second one but I

  6. says:

    This book is a work of art Even though it was written in interviews journal entries articles and transcripts the details were never once left out and there was not a single moment when a certain interview felt detached from the rest of the book which is extraordinary All the files merged together very well and once you finish reading a chapter the part of the story revealed in that chapter adds to everything you already know and f

  7. says:

    Man I loved this SF novel The seuel Waking Gods was published at the beginning of April 2017 and the last book in this series is being published this springFinal review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureI first read Sleeping Giants six months ago and was immediately sucked into its world I stayed up far too late reading it finishing it the next day when I really should have been working History repeats itself

  8. says:

    So much Deus ex Machina

  9. says:

    Sleeping Giants was a truly delightful reading experience; worthy of all the SCIFI starsWhen Rose Franklin is 11 years old she falls into a gia

  10. says:

    Sleeping Giants is an interesting read for anyone who loves Sci Fi and mecha or giant robot in their storyThis first book in 'Themis Files' Sci Fi series by Sylvain Neuvel and it began with an 11 years old kid Rose Franklin falling down through a rabbit hole not really but still a hole After she was saved turns out that the place she fell upon was on a giant metal hand The story then fast forward to 17 years later with Rose now l

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