A wickedly observed, disturbing, darkly funny and surprisingly moving parable for a new tech-obsessed age by the acclaimed author of Jennifer Government.
Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It’s not a tragedy. It’s an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.
Prostheticist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman.Or a product.Or a weapon . . .
A story for this age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a darkly funny unravelling of one man’s quest for ultimate self-improvement.
A meticulously devised, deviant little parable – once it starts, you can’t look away
Wickedly entertaining. A brilliant book: caustically funny and – by its closing chapter – surprisingly moving
Using precision-engineered prose, Max Barry has built a gleaming, terrifying device: part love story, part horror story, part thought experiment, all entertaining
Don’t open this one unless you’re prepared to keep reading until the last page is done
Wickely entertaining...a brilliant book: caustically funny, and - by its closing chapter - surprisingly moving.