Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Del Ray
Expected publication date: April 2016
Synopsis via www.goodreads.com
17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts.
I am not one to write a succinct review, but I can say this: this was a great story! I liked how ancient history was brought into the story, and I love the format of interview/ reports to tell the story.
Initially I was a tad put off by the lack of urgency. There was a lot of science, and not a lot of awe at the discovery. I'm also puzzled by the format choice; usually one reads a "found document" book because something catastrophic has happened and records were wiped out, etc.
Overall, a good read, especially if you like anthropology and wondering what else is out "there."