Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants is a great science fiction thriller/mystery with a fun hook: a girl biking through a forest falls in a hole and lands on the palm of a giant metal hand. The more people learn about this artifact, the weirder it gets. And it gets seriously weird.

The book is told through journal entries and interviews, with the interviewer being a nameless interrogator who wields shocking amounts of political and military power via unknown means.

Recommendation: Read it! I haven’t revealed much about the plot or characters because I don’t want to give away any of the juicy reveals of the book. But definitely give this one a try.

2 thoughts on “Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

  1. Book number one of a three book science fiction series about giant robots. I read the well printed and well bound trade paperback published by Del Rey Books in 2016 that I purchased new from Amazon. I have ordered books two and three for future reading.

    This book is written in the style of interviews with various people. Much like the book “World War Z”. Except, the prologue is written in conventional first person style.

    On her 11th birthday, Rose Franklin was riding her new bike in the woods near her house. She see a eerie turquoise light and gets off her bike to investigate. Walking towards the glow, she suddenly falls through the soil and lands in a giant metal hand.

    Twenty years later, Dr. Rose Franklin is leading the research team investigating the giant metal hand. And then another part of the giant robot is found.

    Dan Livingston recommended this book to me:

    My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Amazon rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4,050 reviews)

  2. Lynn and Dan. I have greatly enjoyed both of you on here. Clearly ineed to read this book. I generally trend toward the apocalypse type stuff. But am trying to find something with some hope in it. Thanks for yor work. I appreciate it. All mispelling and punctuation errors are mine.

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