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Good morning and happy Friday! I cannot wait for the weekend to get started, roll on 2pm when we pick up the little lady for a weekend of fun!
The Plastic Seed – A Novella by Maisie Porter
Two schemes uncoil—and, very quickly, begin to unravel—on the same day in the Australian town of West Glassport…
Jean Hima isn’t happy with the way her life has been going. First, her husband leaves her. Then, she loses her job as a midwife at the local hospital, over the easily-fixed misplacement of a baby or two…
Now, Jean is sure a snooty real estate agent is blocking her efforts to find a rental in a nice part of town.
Given possession of a batch of incriminating photographs, who wouldn’t begin thinking about a little life-restorative blackmail?
Written in three acts and covering a quarter of a century, The Plastic Seed is an environmental thriller that explores the hypocrisy of some aspects of the philosophy of wellness. This novella is part satire of the human potential movement, and sincere testimony to the ability of humans to face facts when given no choice.
What I Thought
The blurb really enticed me and I was looking forward to reading this one. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite as good as I expected it to be, and it wasn’t one I was reaching to pick up at every opportunity.
I found the language was stilted. Had this been typical of one character (the book is told from several of the main character’s viewpoints) I would have felt this added to their character, but as they all spoke the same way it felt very odd and disjointed.
The storyline was good, interesting and as a fan of short stories, I am not one to not enjoy a well written novella too. Unfortunately, the writing did not flow as well as I would have liked which made it difficult to really enjoy. I think this is going to be a marmite type book – you will either love it or hate it!
Where To Buy
The Author – Maisie Porter
Maisie Porter works as a professional photographer in Australia, with wide experience covering weddings, though she has neither abducted nor been abducted by any competitors. No Reception is Maisie’s first novel.
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Thankyou for taking the time to read my review. Not my favourite read for sure but I am sure it is going to be one that some really enjoy!
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Thankyou to Rachel’s Random Resources for including me on this bklog tour. I received the bok in return for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.