Machine Man

Machine Man

Book - 2011
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"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. Prosthetist 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 the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2011
ISBN: 9780307476890
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 21 cm


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May 14, 2012

I'm a big fan of Max Barry's works, and was a tad let down by Machine Man. It's by no means a bad book, the beginning is fantastic, and had me laughing out loud, a feat that is rare for me. However, as the book went on, I found myself losing interest, and the final climactic scenes had me bored, and the ending left me unsatisfied. Still, overall a solid read with some great social commentary that, though dull at some points, had me hooked till the end.


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