Back in May I wrote a review for David Gaughran’s short tales If You Go Into the Wood with bonus story The Reset Button which I gave a ‘triple with a splash of milk’ espresso rating (that’s 4.5 stars in my over caffeinated world) So when I was given the chance to read Gaughran’s latest piece Transfection, I jumped.
Dr Carl Peters is a molecular biologist so wrapped up in his work that he didn’t even hear his wife’s car back out of the garage when she left him. His research grants have been disappearing that is until medical researchers discover that genetically modified (GM) animal feed has tainted the food chain and now Dr Peters has all the funding he ever wanted. His research concludes what the reason is behind the GM food cancer link, but it is so insane that the Carl barely believes it himself.
I truly enjoy David Gaughran’s writing style and was, again, pleasantly pleased by his work with Transfection. Coming in at just 5,500 words, this is a tale that grips you and keeps you wanting more. Even with it’s short length I felt sympathy for the Dr and the predicament he had gotten himself into. Other emotions were involved in the reading of this story….I became angered at the treatment of Carl and, at times, I even laughed out loud at some of the antics as I was reading. Transfection is well worth the $0.99 pricetag.
Transfection is yet another well written and, dare I say again, thought provoking, tale from David Gaughran. Learn more about author, David Gaughan by keeping tabs on his blog David Gaughan and by following him on Twitter: @DavidGaughran
Transfection can be purchased for the Amazon Kindle by clicking the image above and at Smashwords for other eReaders (HERE)
Espresso rating: Triple