George Brookes is a brilliant but reclusive plant biologist living on a remote Canadian island. After his mysterious death, the heirs to his estate arrive on the island, including his daughter, Isabelle; her teenage children; and Jules Beecher, a friend and pioneer in plant neurobiology. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives.
As Jules begins investigating the laboratory and scientific papers left by George, he comes to realize that his mentor may have achieved a monumental scientific breakthrough: communication between plants and humans. Within days, the island begins to have strange and violent effects on the group, especially Jules who becomes obsessed with George’s journal, the strange fungus growing on every plant and tree, and horrible secrets that lay buried in the woods. It doesn’t take long for Isabelle to realize that her father may have unleashed something sinister on the island, a malignant force that’s far more deadly than any human. As a fierce storm hits and the power goes out, she knows they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.
A. J. Colucci masterfully weaves real science with horror to create a truly terrifying thriller, drawing from astonishing new discoveries about plants and exploring their eerie implications. Seeders is a feast of horror and suspense.
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A Cliche Concept Well Executed
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I think one of the scenes towards the end was my favorite, when Jenny was half mad and digging in the dirt, basically digging her own grave.
The romantic subplot between the two teens was not something I enjoyed, or I felt the story needed. However, over all though the concept was executed well enough that I suspended my disbelief and wanted to keep listening. I finished in three days with only minimal interruptions and I look forwards to my next listen.
I think I will go work out in the garden...
Actually does have some rather interesting twists and turns, featuring characters that, while maybe abit too shallow ( at least intially ) turn out to be more complex and this makes the story that much more enjoyable.
Triffids, anything to do with Pod People, anything to do with plant/human communication.
I had somewhat of a tough time with her at the start ( and, dare I say, she did as well! ) . However, we both warmed to the task, and I was taken by her work in the last 3rd.
Honey, please cut the lawn?!
This is a very entertaining offering, much more so than I originally thought when I read about it and started listening. Bookshire's teenage girl is excellent, and she brought to life some domestic drama at the start that was truly discomforting.
Not to be too trite ( but somewhat so ! ) this book does..ahem..grow on you.