All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 15

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 15th episode of All in Good Storytime we finish reading Acceptance, the final book in the Southern Reach Trilogy (previous books: Annihilation and Authority). We discuss Saul's final transformation into the Crawler and share our thoughts on the Director's decision to let the linguist back out of the 12th expedition. We examine our feelings toward the Director in light of the fact that she was cast as the villain in the first book, but by the end of this book she was the emotional heart of the story. We are finally given a clearer understanding as to why the biologist was so sought after by the Director, due to her connections with Area X through her husband. We touch on key details that we had somehow missed in our reading such as the fact that Control became a rabbit and the Director had cancer. Finally, we discuss how satisfying this ending was given that the origin of Area X was basically aliens all along.

By the week of October 1, we will have read sections 1 and 2 of Human Acts by Han Kang. For the next two weeks we are on break! (Hurricane catch-up.)

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