Friday, 26 August 2011
Book Review: Technicolor Ultra Mall by Ryan Oakley
I won't give too much more away. I thought it a strong piece of work with a lot going for it - a television feel with multiple plot lines woven together, strong world-building, vivid characters, incredibly disturbing visuals. I did feel at some points that Oakley indulged a bit in exploring extraneous material, but altogether, quite brilliant, I loved it. I do say that with slight hesitation, because this book doesn't shy away from demonstrating the full extent of depravity that the Mall society has fallen into. Be prepared for gang violence, the objectification of women, swearing, sexual scenes and language, torture, dismemberment, drug usage, adverts, and Santa's name being used as a curse word. Anyways, consider yourself warned, and enjoy the show.