Author: David Wong
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Humour
Release Date: October 6th 2015
Page Count: 384
Well, that was definitely one hell of a fast paced, action packed, and downright crazy novel. Seriously, there was not one moment of calm throughout the entirety of the novel. I was definitely never bored and I was certainly very entertained.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits tells the story of Zoey, a young 22 year old girl who gets thrown into a whirlwind of a mess when her extremely wealthy and eccentric father passes away and leaves her, his only daughter, everything he once owned.
Although all of this sounds extremely fast paced and action packed, Futuristic Violence and Fancy suits is also downright hilarious! It feels more like a satire of the action genre which is completely refreshing and unlike anything I have ever read before. It was crude and funny and really pushed the limits in terms of humour!
Every chapter left off with a little mini-cliffhanger that made it impossible to put the book down after finishing a chapter. As mentioned before, the story is super fast paced and adventurous. It reminded me a lot of Ready Player One in the sense that the characters were always in search of something and were constantly racing against one another to get it.
I really enjoyed all of the characters within Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits! Zoey was a strong female lead that took no shit from anyone around her. She was hilarious and really added fantastic comic relief throughout the novel. Will Blackwater reminded me a lot of Matt Bomer circa White Collar with a dash of Tom Hiddleston. I loved his character purely because he was the complete opposite of Zoey. Where she was blunt and sarcastic, he was calm, collected and serious. I also really loved Armando, Zoey’s hired bodyguard to protect her from those who want her father’s fortune. There were so many other characters that added to the overall story such as Echo, Andre and Carlton.
Of course there was also the evil bad guy. Well technically, there were multiple evil bad guys, but there was the one pivotal villain, Molech. Typically one hates the super villain of any story, and don’t get me wrong, Molech did PLENTY to make me hate him as a character, but he was also one of the most entertaining characters to read during this story. He definitely was not the sharpest tool in the shed and to see him get frustrated while Zoey taunts him with her wit, were probably some of the best moments in this novel.
The story started to get a little hectic towards the end. There were moments that could have been explained with slightly more detail, especially during the final few scenes. I felt it ended a little too abruptly with a few questions I had still left unanswered.
I could definitely see this series continuing, and David Wong’s hilarious Author Afterword confirmed that there is definitely a possibility for a sequel! I have never read Wong’s other work, including the popular John Dies at the End, but I do have it sitting on my shelf and I am definitely going to be reading it soon! I loved Wong’s writing style and I can’t wait to devour more!
I want to quickly thank my best friend Heather who recommended this book to me and kindly let me borrow her copy! Sorry I kept it so long before reading it, but it was definitely worth it!