World War Z meets The Martian. This inventive first novel will please devoted fans of sci-fi as well as literary readers hoping a smart thriller will sneak up on them.
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 love the way this book was executed. The pages consist of interviews, files, diary entries, and more from a project going on to discover the secret behind a giant metal hand found buried in the woods. Theories range from art to weapon to aliens in this book as a group of scientists, scholars, and military personnel try to crack this artifact's secrets.
It can be hard to translate things like passion, fear, and mot other emotions with just military documents. But the inclusion of interviews, recorded field tests, and diary entries, everything translated perfectly.
I was way more engaged in this storyline than I thought I would be and the characters, while not quite real, definitely held weight and depth.
I would definitely recommend getting this book. The cover is beautiful, and the story is enjoyable even for those who don't regularly dabble in science fiction.
My recommendation: buy it!
I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.