Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
by David Wong (2015)
Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements.
An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move.
Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes.
A young woman from the trailer park.
And her very smelly cat.
Together, they will decide the future of mankind.
This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot give advice. At least not any that you’d want to follow.
This was an enjoyable book of over the top comic violence and some sharp writing. The problem is, it’s like chocolate. I like chocolate, but it’s best in small quantities, eat too much and you stomach ache. This book is just too long. At times the plot seems to lose its way before getting back on track. What I really liked was that the plot was so unexpected. Just when I thought the premise and resolution was worked out, it took a different direction. So recommended, but consume in small quantities.