Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: Book Review - The Fantasy Review

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel: Book Review

Sleeping Giants Book Review

My Review

My Rating: 5/5

Sleeping Giants Book Review – Spoiler Free

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is the best science fiction book I have read in a long time.

In a way, I am glad that I did not pick Sleeping Giants up until now as the complete trilogy is available to read! I do, wish, however, that I had read it earlier purely because of how brilliant it is.

Written in an epistolary format, Sleeping Giants gives a surprising depth to the main characters. They felt real, even through the pages of interviews and reports.

The odd personal log helped with that, but there are very few of them (that’s not a criticism). Some of the main characters in Sleeping Giants felt like tropes but then became real people very quickly.

They all have motivations, desires, and will do anything to accomplish their goals – when all of the characters in a book have this, it makes for an incredible novel.

Sleeping Giants Book Review

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Owner and Editor of The Fantasy Review. Loves all fantasy and science fiction books, graphic novels, TV and Films. Having completed a BA and MA in English Literature and Creative writing, they would like to go on to do a PhD. Favourite authors are Trudi Canavan, Steven Erikson, George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson.


  1. I need to just pull the trigger and read this book. I’ve been going back and forth on it for quite some time and can’t seem to make myself pick it up. Great review.

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