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This book took me forever to read, I just could not get into it... until I did. And then I couldn't stop. Unfortunately for this book, that didn't happen until nearly the end. However, I keep reminding myself that this is only book 1 of a trilogy, which means it's going to entail a lot of story set-up. For those interested, I've read the second book (the third was released in 2018, but I haven't read it) and it was in my opinion a lot better than the first. Definitely worth the read!
Loved Sleeping Giants! I am currently reading The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes with my 4th grade class and can't help to recognize so many similarities between these two stories! I wonder if the author of Sleeping Giants was a fan of The Iron Giant?
Perhaps it's just me, but does anyone else get distracted by Neuvel's allusive writing style? Don't get me wrong, the story is very compelling (I haven't finished the book yet, bear with me), but there are times when the details seem too suggestive, like he's almost breaking the fourth wall. For example on page 126 where Dr. Pavel Haas is being interviewed prior to Mr. Couture's surgery, "You will enjoy unlimited funding, and you may use any and all of the resources at the United States Army..." He goes on to talk about the "colossal amount of resources at his disposal." A doctor is being forced to perform high-risk surgery on an agent assigned to a top-secret case with an outcome that cannot go wrong. Would top ranking officials need to clarify that to each other or would it be inferred? If it's the latter, is there another way to say it without awkwardly interrupting the course of the narrative? Please share your thoughts.
How did Alyssa manage to get Ryan Mitchell out of prison of when the United States Army wasn't involved in the project and the United States' government supposedly didn't know that the robot had been recovered? Maybe they explained it, and I missed it?
What do you think will be revealed about the robot in future books? Additional powers? Origin? A visit from the creators?
Did anyone else think that experimental leg reconstruction surgery was very "Nazi Germany"-gruesome? I found it very disturbing.
Who was your favorite character on the team of investigators? They all seemed to have a lot of issues!
Do you think the unnamed interrogator is going to turn out to be a good guy or a bad guy? Any other theories about who this person is?
I have to ask: Do you believe in aliens? Do you think they they have ever visited Earth?
Did you expect Rose to make another appearance after she was dead?
I've never read a book set up quite like this one. It's like reading a scientific journal, or case files about an investigation. I'm excited to dive in deeper.