Jeff VanderMeer’s novel “Annihilation” bears little resemblance to the movie. If you were a fan of the movie, you may not like the book. The book is a slow burn cerebral experience that never really catches fire. Yes, there are many interesting things, but the story never ignites my imagination. It is just not my taste, though it may be yours. I’m glad I read it and believe there are many who will love it. I have no interest in reading the rest of the series.