I do a lot of book reviews and every time I read a new book especially one I really enjoy I tend to try and create new profound ways to tell others how incredible the literature I just read really is.
Well, here I am again and trying to come up with words to elicit the emotion and depth of my Love for this book.
All I continue to think is, “My God this is so cool. This is so Cool. This is Sooooooo Coooool. This is Jazz.”
My “Brain-Meat” was plugged into the Matrix and I experienced every twist and turn of our incredible Heroine, Cally… Calico… Meili… Don’t call her the last one.
I felt my cybernetic feet firmly on the ground in this beautifully realized Cyber-Punk Novel about an Augmented woman trying to define what her humanity really means through saving another who would be considered far less than human.
Callie and Pix are a team of “Troubleshooters” a nice term for cyber thieves, along with some other friends that color this beautiful world. I could smell the sulfur in the air from the pollution of the future.
Callie is a badass Cyborg with more humanity in a strand of her Neon hair than many of the “purebloods” that make up the rest of the world.
The action in this one is so utterly satisfying, the author does a fantastic job of building suspense in a hurry and making you feel like you are in the fight of your life.
Callie is a genuine character that you root for and although bad things continue to crop up in her life, she continues to remain true to her morals, true to her values and shows the heart and character of a true futuristic Anti-hero, Robin hood esque. If Robin Hood was a female, Bi-sexual, Cyborg, half-caucasian half-Asian, with and a heart of Gold.
Oh, and the Sci-fi was done so well. The way artificial intelligence was explained along with the description of some other key elements in the futuristic world blew my mind. It felt both realistic like it was completely plausible for the near future and also fantastical enough that it took my breath away.
If you are a fan of Cool Ass Books and being entertained from beginning to end you will Love Neon Calico.
I know I did, I dreamt about the damn thing hahaha.
Top Marks for this Cyber-Punk Novel.