Thank you for stopping by as I share my review as part of the blog tour for The Plastic Seed by Maisie Porter today! With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Two schemes uncoil—and,very quickly, begin to unravel—on the same day in the Australian town of WestGlassport…
Jean Hima isn’t happy withthe way her life has been going. First, her husband leaves her. Then, she losesher job as a midwife at the local hospital, over the easily-fixed misplacementof a baby or two…
Now, Jean is sure a snootyreal estate agent is blocking her efforts to find a rental in a nice part oftown.
Given possession of a batchof incriminating photographs, who wouldn’t begin thinking about a littlelife-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.
I’m not sure quite where to start other than to say that I was definitely left wondering what would happen to the characters especially as the story is shown in three acts along with jumping ahead in time. I guess it took me a little while to get a feel for things and I thought once the story did jump ahead for the first time it flowed just that little bit easier. From then on the momentum built and then kept up becoming both a fun and interesting story!
The characters were all flawed but this didn’t really bother me in fact it probably made them all the more intriguing. Then add in the fact they all found themselves in various scrapes and trouble making them pretty desperate to get themselves out of it, but how will it all turn out?
I have to say that I liked seeing the story from different perspectives as I felt it gave a more rounded feel overall. The plot of The Plastic Seed has a little bit of everything from drama right through to revenge! Using satire to show the quirks of the characters and the situations they find themselves in!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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