Published by Crooked Cat Books on November 19, 2018
Also by this author: No Reception
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.
Today I welcome back Maisie Porter back to my blog with my review of The Plastic Seed! Do be sure to check out the other stops today, Stephanie @ Literary Flits, Stefanie @ The Magic of Wor(l)ds, Lacy @ Lacy Ace Book Reviews and my #booktwinnie today Rae @ Rea Reads
✮ My Review ✮
When I saw Maisie’s name pop up in my emails from Rachel, I knew I had to join this tour. As I loved No Reception, I knew that I would be in store for another quirky crazy intense ride with this novella.
Following the story of Jean, with some chapters of Amy, her daughter, and Carlana, her former neighbour, you realise how disjointed Jean is. She has/had a drinking problem, and she can not take responsibility for her own actions, instead of seeking to blame everyone else, mainly Carlana. Can she carry out her crazy schemes? Or will she stop before it is too late?
Another fast-paced cat and mouse story, another crazy story and it was fun. So easy to lose yourself for an evening in this book, as you focus on what is truly driving Jean.
I was quickly sucked into the story. I think No Reception is definitely my favourite but in its own standing, The Plastic Seed is a fab little read.
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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