Oct 25, 12
Read in July, 2012
GenTech controls the only food viable food source, genetically modified corn, in a post-apocalyptic world. Surviving in wasted world with pirates, voracious locusts and a broken sense of morality, Banyan, a builder of metal trees, searches for his missing father and real trees.
One word can sum up this book – disturbing. I’ve delayed writing this review because I didn’t know what to think about this book. I didn’t even want to like it. However, good writing stays with you – it grabs you and doesn’t let go. Why is this book disturbing? Because it isn’t that far of a stretch to imagine a controlled food source, drought and genetic manipulation.
Chris Howard has done a commendable job weaving story that tackles the hard stuff. This book keeps your attention as it moves through unexpected twist and turns. Well done.