Springtime! And thus the bi-weekly ritual (or so) of trimming the grass. Personally, I think it an old-fashioned, uninteresting, and ultimately pointless ritual. But, if you’ve a lawn, or in my case, if your mother does, you’ve got a job to do. It’s a noisy job too, but, with a pair of hard-shelled earmuffs, some earbuds, and an audiobook it needn’t be an altogether unpleasant task. Thankfully, LibriVox narrator Lee Elliot has something very appropriate to pipe through those earbuds. A novel about unstoppable grass (like I said, very appropriate):
“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.”
I’ll be listening while mowing today.
Greener Than You Think
By Ward Moore; Read by Lee Elliot
45 Zipped MP3 Files or podcast – Approx. 14 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Published: May 22, 2008
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.
Posted by Jesse Willis