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A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

A Perfect Machine

by Brett Savory

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A PERFECT MACHINE by Brett Savory, jumps right into the life of Henry Kyllo, a Runner, in the alternate world where every night he is chased by Hunters, who constantly fill his body with bullets, only for Henry to miraculously and quickly heal up and be ready for his next run. There is a mystic and reverent quality to the whole process, with Henry and the other Runners suspecting there is a larger purpose, though none of them have the real desire to inquire further.
Savory drops the reader right into the story and doles out nuggets of backstory to keep the reader interested without slowing down the exciting building to the climax of the book. While it is never fully clear why this Runner/Hunter situation is going on or how anyone became involved, it quickly becomes irrelevant because as the reader, you just want to see what happens to Henry and those around him. The story builds and builds to the climax with a whopper of an ending. I found A PERFECT MACHINE a quick, fun read that I had a hard time putting down.
Brett Savory's prose and ability to build the suspense helped A PERFECT MACHINE one of my favorite read in 2016 and I implore others to pick it up and enjoy the book like I did.
Thank you to Angry Robot Books, Brett Savory, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! ( )
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