If you haven’t tried a VanderMeer book yet, give them a try. They are unlike any other sci-fi book I’ve read recently. I initially tried Borne many months ago and it just didn’t work for me. I decided to give it another try on audiobook and through that experience, I realized that I had the tone of the book completely wrong. Borne is supposed to be fun and lighthearted at the beginning but increases in seriousness but hopeful as it progresses. I took the book way to serious on the very first page. Anyway, a good book, though I thought the last act was a bit off in a way I can’t really explain.