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Written by Max BarryAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Max Barry

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 9, 2011
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-47689-0 (0-307-47689-8)
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
about this book

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon.

A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

"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