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Flowertown by S.G. Redling

Flowertown (edition 2012)

by S.G. Redling

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Authors:S.G. Redling
Info:Thomas & Mercer (2012), Paperback, 378 pages
Tags:sf, The Change, read in 2012

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Flowertown by S. G. Redling



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When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, hundreds of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Seven years later, the infrastructure is crimbling, supplies are dwindling, and nobody is getting clean. Ellie Cauley doesn’t care anymore. Despite her paranoid best friend's insistence that conspiracies abound, she focuses on three things: staying high, hooking up with the Army sergeant she's not supposed to be fraternizing with and, most importantly, trying to ignore her ever-simmering rage. But when a series of deadly events rocks the compound, Ellie suspects her friend is right—something dangerous is going down in Flowertown and all signs point to a twisted plan of greed and abuse.

Wow, what a surprise! This book was a knock-out, despite running under the radar -- I’d heard about it a couple of years ago and stuck it on a to-read list, and there it rotted for a while, surviving the periodic purges but never really picked up. I started reading it, and didn’t do *anything* until I finished it. Great book.
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  lyrrael | Sep 3, 2015 |
It was okay. The ending was great, but getting there was not quite worth it. I think the author partook in the bud a bit too much in doing research. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
I found this engrossing. The development of the story was a little slow but I enjoyed all the plot twists. ( )
  hopebird | May 7, 2014 |
While the author tries to explain away Ellie's behavior, she is just TOO unlikeable and unbelievable. No one, at least an adult over the age of 10 years old, behaves that way in real life. The deaux ex machina devices at the end were a bit ridiculous as well. ( )
  amandacb | Jan 21, 2014 |
It was okay. The ending was great, but getting there was not quite worth it. I think the author partook in the bud a bit too much in doing research. ( )
  AutumnTurner | Dec 29, 2013 |
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Seven years ago, a chemical spill brought the U.S. Army to rural Penn County, Iowa, where soldiers established a long-term, medically maintained quarantine. Officially, it's called the PennCo Containment Area. But to the people trapped inside, their bodies tainted with chemicals that give off a sweet smell, it's known simply as Flowertown.… (more)

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