Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Hey ,

I just finished this week’s book, and man was I impressed.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is incredibly inventive, full of interesting plot twists I didn’t see coming, and stunning in its ability to be both familiar and completely original at the same time.

Much of my fascination with this novel stems from how it’s written—the series is appropriately called The Themis Files because every chapter is written as a case file. They vary, but the vast majority are written as conversations between a psychologist and a patient.

At least, that’s how they begin… ;)

What held my attention most of all was how the characters evolve and change and reflect one another. That they do so dynamically, naturally, within a case-file format that relies almost exclusively on dialogue, is testament to Neuvel’s storytelling ability.

I will be reading more of his books. The sequel to this book is already out, with a third planned for the spring.

Read it, enjoy it, let us know what you thought in the Facebook group.

See you next week with another SFF book.

-MG Herron

P.S. Local libraries are awesome! Are you a member of your local library? Borrow this ebook using Libby for free.

I want this book!


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