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Machine Man Paperback – Aug 9 2011

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (Aug. 9 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307476898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307476890
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #427,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Wickedly entertaining, a brilliant book: caustically funny, and-by its closing chapter-surprisingly moving." --Scott Smith, author of The Ruins

"Using precision-engineered prose, Max Barry has built a gleaming, terrifying device: part love story, part horror story, part thought experiment, all entertaining." --Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

"A meticulously devised, deviant little parable--once it starts, you can't look away." --Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible

About the Author

Max Barry began removing parts at an early age. In 1999, he successfully excised a steady job at tech giant HP in order to upgrade to the more compatible alternative of manufacturing fiction. While producing three novels, he developed the online nation simulation game NationStates, as well as contributing to various open source software projects and developing religious views on operating systems. He did not leave the house much. For Machine Man, Max wrote a website to deliver pages of fiction to readers via email and RSS. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters, and is 38 years old. He uses vi.

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4.0 out of 5 starsStarts out normal, goes full retard at the end.
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4.0 out of 5 starsBarry's 'Machine Man' more than the sum of its parts
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