Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits: A Novel

· Zoey Ashe Book 1 · Sold by Macmillan
230 reviews

About this ebook

New York Times bestselling author Jason Pargin takes readers to a whole new level with his darkly comic sci-fi thriller, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits.

An Alex Award Winner

Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements.

An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move.

Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes.

A young woman from the trailer park.

And her very smelly cat.

Together, they will decide the future of mankind.

Get ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. A world in which at least one cat smells like a seafood shop's dumpster on a hot summer day.

This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot give advice. At least not any that you'd want to follow.

Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.

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230 reviews
Darren Hunter
November 29, 2017
The futuristic world had some potential to be great but overall very dissapointing story. The main protagonist (Zoey) was very annoying and naive throughout entire story. Jokes ranged from mildly funny to not funny at all. Very anti climactic ending as well. Will Blackwater and Molech were the only semi-interesting characters in my opinion.
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Phillip Bauman
December 23, 2015
I love the author's other works so as soon as this dropped I picked it up. For the first 90 or so pages I HATED the main protagonist and considered dropping the book because of her. But after a bit, things picked up and I began liking her more and more. Even though this book is the epitome of gratuitous ridiculousness, it never feels too forced and the book is not too long were everything begins to feel hackneyed. Would definitely recommend.
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Cebastian Rosing
October 26, 2015
Futuristic Violence and blah blah blah is a fun book! it has a great fast-paced start, and is filled with ridculous scenarious, and the author has a great way of telling that story. It gets a bit long, and some Things seems rather redundant, but the end is on-going with fun and excitement. Well worth the read if you're looking for a fun adventure, in a futuristic, and mad, city.
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About the author

JASON PARGIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the John Dies at the End series as well as the award-winning first book in the Zoey Ashe series, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, formerly published under the pseudonym David Wong. His essays at Cracked.com have been read by tens of millions of people around the world.

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