Saturday, October 13, 2012
Machine Man by Max Berry
"As a boy, I wanted to be a train."
"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. His employer, military contractor Better Future, has the resources Charlie needs to explore a few ideas. He begins to build parts. Better parts.
Prosthetist Lola Shanks admires a good artificial limb and Charlie admires Lola. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. Others see a madman. Others still, a product. And Better Future sees a weapon of unparalleled potential." -- from the back cover
I enjoyed this book. I liked the mix of human and machine and the way Charlie became more human as he replaced parts of himself.
Date read: 10/11/2012
Book #: 37
Challenge: Off the Shelf Challenge 2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Vintage Books
# of pages: 274
Binding: Trade Paperback