Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Review: The Gardener by S.A.Boden
Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children’s book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don’t need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener.
The concept of this book was great. With famine and hunger plaqueing our world its only a matter of time before we run out of food, or so according to the scientist at TroyDyn. The story follows Mason as he tried to save a mysterious girl from something not even he can understand. The story was complelling at times extreamly shocking. I was very suprised by the originality and sciencefiction of this story, and normally I'm not really into science fiction.