Metrophage: A Novel by Richard KadreyMetrophage: A Novel by Richard Kadrey

Metrophage: A Novel

byRichard Kadrey

Paperback | November 4, 2014

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New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s first novel—the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale—now back in print after twenty years in a special signed, collectible edition.

Welcome to the near future: Los Angeles in the late 21st century—a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Here, a small group of wealthy seclude themselves in gilded cages. Beyond their high security compounds, far from their pretty comforts, lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive.

Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market—narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind—he looks out for nobody but himself. Until a terrifying plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic. And no one, not even a clever operator like Jonny, is safe.

His own life hanging in the balance, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure—if there is one.

The book will include a Q & A with Cory Doctorow.

New York Timesbestselling author Richard Kadrey has published ten novels, includingSandman Slim,Kill the Dead,Aloha from Hell,Devil Said Bang,Kill City Blues,The Getaway God,Dead Set,Butcher Bird, andMetrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story "Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye" ...
Title:Metrophage: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.72 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062334484

ISBN - 13:9780062334480


Rated 3 out of 5 by from More World Building Than Story Usually, I really like Richard Kadrey books. He has a great style, makes grit somehow sound beautiful, and I really, really tried to love this book. I have the signed edition and am not giving it up. That said, I didn't love the book as much as I wanted to. Make no mistake, the world building was great and I would have loved to spend more time in it through other books. That said, there was more world building than there was story. I got really confused about what was going on at times and really didn't like the ending. The characters were pretty good, but I'm not sure we got to know enough about them before the ending when the information could have been really useful. It was great to experience this cyberpunk world, but that was all I really took away from it, unfortunately. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-25