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Moxyland (Angry Robot)

Moxyland - Lauren Beukes More of a 3.5.I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this one. It’s set in the (all too) near future, and corporations have just started hiring up-and-coming artists to be walking advertisements for them. The kids are injected with nanotechnology that keeps them healthy and young, but their brand is emblazoned across some highly visible part of the body. Oh, and they’re then addicted to the soda they’re walking billboards for. The story isn’t just about that, though, it’s also a fairly apt prediction of where our smart-phone crazed culture could be heading. Fairly scary to process, but my main problem was a lack of ability to connect with any of the characters. Not bad, not by any stretch, but not my favourite, either. I will still read the author’s other book because Kate told me to.Originally posted (with review haiku) here.