A friend mentioned this book and it sounded interesting enough to me to remember to go to Amazon and one click it to my Kindle. I’m not sure of the genre it might be science fiction sort of, but it’s set in what feels like the present, there are no flying cars. I think of it as dark humor, a twisted Michael Crichton novel perhaps.
Barry explores the soulless military industrial complex and the mind of a brilliant engineer/scientist with no life aside from his employment with a large high tech company. Due to an accident in the lab, caused by distraction over his misplaced phone, Charlie the protagonist loses a limb. While in the hospital he falls in love for the first time ever with the physical therapist that’s helping him to learn to use his prosthesis.
But it doesn’t end all that well, Charlie’s girlfriend survives but Charlie finds himself somewhat reduced.
I was entertained and given cause to speculate on how far away some of things imagined in this novel actually are.
This, the first guest review on I'll Never Forget The Day I Read A Book, was written by Mark Bjorke. Mark is the older, wiser brother of this blog's publisher.