Hello Shravs3, Sorry for the late follow-up. My alerts and notifications are turned off which means I don't actively monitor likes, quoted posts or member tags and notice any interactive reply only when I fancy a return to the thread. I watched the trailer and was impressed. Well, I didn't particularly enjoy the book. It thinned and then condensed and so on. I chose it as my foray into the hyped New Weird genre. I wanted to dabble in this new form of futurist or dystopian or speculative genre. So, I read the book. Again, the movie could have cannibalised the entire trilogy into a film but I only read the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy. As is wont in serialised novels, there is no gratifying ending to the lead book. The novel is okay but not worth the read-time. The trailer is more attractive than the book. I hope the movie with artistic licence rose to the expectation of that visual teaser. One recent book that I loved more than the movie is Story of your Life by Ted Chiang. In the movie, the discovery around the Heptapod A (speech) and Heptapod B (writing) was rushed but in the book it unfolded more coherently. Also, the alien heptapods in the movie were devoid of sympathetic connects with humans as they were depicted as blurry and impassive whooshes but in the book the aliens had intriguing and amusing exchanges with the linguist Ms Banks. Story is one book which surpassed in style and narrative to the adapted movie. Alas, the text of "Annihilation" paled in comparison to the visual trailer.