Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
By David Wong
It seems fair to say that most young people, on learning that a father who had long abandoned them had just died and left them a fortune beyond imagining, would be in the mood for celebration. For Zoe Ashe, however, this ticket out of the trailer park only leads to trouble.
David Wong delivers a vision of the future as a hysterical, fully wired, 24/7 stream of violent spectacle. A satire on all things now, including the media, technology, corporate power, celebrity, and obscene wealth, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits is a roller-coaster ride of a novel filled with bizarre characters and stamped with extreme punctuation that gets dialed all the way up to “!?!” and even “?!?!”. It’s not a book to be read slowly, but enjoyed in a rush.