Regular price: $24.49
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.49
The liner notes called this book cyber-noir. So, despite the weird cover, I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. The Electric Church was a futuristic, but gloomy future world seen through the eyes of an unlikely anti-hero (Avery Cates) as he fights against a repressive "system". I liked it so much, I read it in a day, bought hardcopies of the next 3 books the next day, and purchased the whole series on audio the first month of my audible account.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is the story of Avery Cates who lives in a not too distant version of New York. A New York and world that has been devastated and is run by the Haves; everyone, including Avery are little people. Avery is a killer for hire who is down on his luck, who by no fault of his own killed a System Cop and is now a hunted man. Make no mistake; Avery is a very bad man. Now Avery has been hired to kill the head of the Electric Church. The Electric Church is the fastest growing church in the world. The converts of the Electric Church must die; then have their brains transplanted into droid bodies; where they live forever.
The story is a good and fast moving; even with a couple of preposterous meetings/rescues that are eventually explained. I like the characters and the stories progression. I would have given this book four stars, except the last 33 minutes of the book are readings from what I will call the Bible of the Electric Church. Like most bible readings;I just couldn't finish it.
This book is read by Todd McLaren who I have listened to in the books Altered Carbon and Broken Angels. One of the reasons I choose the Electric Church is to listen to Todd again. If you like Todd McLaren you should like his rendition of the Electric Church.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful