VanderMeer has crept into being one of my favorite authors, although I just discovered his books this year. I love the Southern Reach series and was ecstatic to read Borne. It is a very fantastical novel set it a post apocalyptic world. Rachel is just trying to survive by scavenging and hanging around with her drug dealing boyfriend. Her world is changed when she meets Borne, something from deep within the organization.
While I enjoyed Borne, it did not have the same connection that The Southern Reach series did. The writing was not quite as lyrical, although it was still very well done. The story was entertaining and the world building was more developed. It is not a story that would resonate well with everyone, but if you do not need concrete, and you are interested in reading something a little different, then Borne is worth checking out.
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