Review: Machine Man – Max Barry
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.
Max Barry is one of my favorite authors he knows how to tie corporate humor with science fiction, and I do enjoy his wit that you can tell through the characters of his book. You think you are inside the mind of the main character who in this case is Dr Charles Neumann, and all he cares about is science and getting his machines and experiments together. Its a hilarious point of view between scientists and managers, and excluding the limitations of government. He never felt emotion before but as his experiments and inventions progressed he might Lola and things started confusing his logic. This book is light, entertaining and fully grasps your attention, I flew through it and was surprised about the ending, I can’t wait for another book from Max Barry.