Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (96)

I again got attracted by the cover and title of this book. It is unique and wonderful to read. It is a piece of fiction like no other that I have read this year so far.

A girl name 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 origin, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief. Military reports are re-dated. Theories are floated, and 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?

This is a book that the reader won’t be able to put down. I know I couldn’t. It has enough of a psychological background and interest that I read the book within a few hours.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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