THE PRETTIEST BOOK. And I know I say this a lot, but it really is the prettiest thing I’ve ever laid my eyes on.
It actually has a different slapdash cover that I hate. I had to search far and wide for this one and pay a few extra bucks to get it in hardcover, but it was worth it.
If you’re interested in this book and cover, I got it on Book Depository. They’re typically a good place to look for rare editions of popular novels.
- Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
God, that’s a great title.
Also, I was flipping through this book a bit, and I noticed the way it’s told is almost in Q&A form. I don’t know what that’s about, but it’s cool and different.
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?