Monday, January 19, 2009

Really, really, really quick review of Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore

Because I'm crazy busy but just finished listening to this book from Librivox, read by Lee Elliott who did such a great job that I am going to look for more narrations from that source.


I want to do a better review than that later but here's the description from Librivox:
Do remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences. A triple-genre combo of science fiction, horror, and satire, Greener Than You Think is a forgotten classic that resonates beautifully with modern times. This is a faithful reading of a 1947 first edition text.

So timely.

Such a surprise ending.

So very funny! Low key funny but it is there continually and emphasized perfectly by Elliott.

Can't praise this book enough.

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