Friday, September 30, 2016

Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel - 320 pages

A girl falls in a sinkhole with a giant robotic hand in the bottom.

Years later, she becomes exactly the scientist needed to find all this mysterious golem's pieces and put them back together, but what the robot is for and who made it are the main mysteries that unfold as it all comes together.

Presented as a series of interviews, reports, and recordings rather than in a traditional narrative style, this novel is mysterious and mercurial as the pieces are slowly gathered from around the world and assembled into a mechanical creature of epic proportions.  But the implications are as complex as the machine itself, pitting powerful individuals, corporations, and governments against one another in a race to figure it all out.

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