While The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy could certainly classify as a horror novel, I found it to be less scary and more of a science-fiction thriller.
The delivery by such luminaries as James McAvoy, Kat Dennings, John Lithgow, David Tennant, and Jeffery Wright make this audiobook an event to be heard.
In a futuristic society people are grown as nearly identical embryos & conditioned to remove strong desires. They take a drug called soma to keep them docile.
The novel has several twists which I thought were pretty clever. The ending leaves the reader, and Unit Four, in a philosophical conundrum.
This is a short book, a novella, with a lot to say. The interviewer in this book seem to ask questions she cares about, different from other reporters.
The novel does jump around, and when that happens the reader has to pay attention. Even if you do , what’s real and what’s not is always up for questioning.
This book has a lot going for it, police drama, corporate intrigue, murder, action, a new kind of tortured super-hero, and the effects on a small community.
The Apocalypse Seven by Gene Doucette tells of seven people wake up one morning and slowly realize the rest of humanity has simply vanished.
Dr. Ryland Grace woke up on a space-ship with no idea why he’s there. His crew-mates are dead and the spaceship is millions of miles from home.
Ms. Divya captures all the fascinating nuances of sci-fi, such as how people eat, sleep, bath, communicate, commute and other such mundane, everyday activities.