Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Gardener

The GardenerIf you like suspense and spookiness then this book is right up your alley. I've just finished it and couldn't help writing a review about it. The Gardener is an excellent read and can be finished in a couple of hours because it is such a short read. (A little over 240 pages.)

It deals with a young man by the name of Mason, he is an average everyday boy, the only thing that is different about him is the scar he received from a neighbors dog and his unusual six foot three self. With friends and always being the hero, he's pretty average, until something strange happens. After sneaking into his mothers work, a retirement home called the Haven of Peace, strange things start to happen. The first of which is, there aren't just elderly people at this home, but teenagers.

When by accident he plays a DVD of his father reading, one of those teenagers awakens from her catatonic state, with no memory. Now I can't tell you the rest of the story, but if you have ever read 'The Runaway Bunny' then you might understand the story. (Yes, I've read that too.) There is one very important sentence in that book that pretty much explains the whole story.

This is a surprisingly good read, don't always judge a book by it's cover. Sure it's creepy, but that's what makes it so good. It's high paced and you really can't stop for a second when reading this book, you might miss something. The only thing I can say about S.A. Bodeen's books is, always, and I mean always really take time to read the first chapter. A lot of very important seeds are planted there. (No pun intended.)

Until next time....

The Egg Wolfing, Exhausted Librarian

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