Very Yummy Poison
by Doctor Zero
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The human brain is the most valuable resource on Earth. But only if you use it. You can’t just pile them in your basement. Doesn’t work.
Candy is the Guardian of Humanity. It's not going well, but she's cautiously optimistic.
A chatbot has destroyed the economy by being better at white collar jobs than hung over dudes. Candy has a plan to fix that.
The government wants to send half the population to debt prison. Candy has a plan to fix that.
Several super weapons have been stolen, and are turning up in the hands of desperate people. Candy has no plan for that. She's working on it.
Very Yummy Poison is a near future, science fiction, romantic comedy, political psychodrama. It's fun. Try it.
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I seriously have no clue, but you should read it as well.
Very reminiscent of Michael Moorcock, Dancers at the End of Time. There, the world has ground down and humanity is a handful of bored mortals, made immortal and omnipotent by science. Here, the science is just rolling out and its flipping the table on the whole planet. Riveting stuff!
Normally speaking, hot mess would be a bad thing. For this story, it seems to work. This story can be summed up in a single word 'Chaos' and it's quite entertaining for that reason. The characters are pretty likeable and the mess is all tied together by a pretty interesting plot. Good comedy, interesting philophies, several lines that I've sent to friends because 'fuck, this is a good line', and a good plot. Solid novel.
I only have 2 complaints about this novel. The chaos when the scene transitions between characters or even locations can be pretty jarring at times and it takes a chapter or two to get back into the groove. And that the novel doesn't describe much well... or described much at all. None of the characters can be pictured in my head, the scenes can't be pictured, etc. Severe lack of descriptions used.
Overall, after reading the current 51 chapters (up to 'Breakfast') available, I rate this about a 8/10, but because of it's uniqueness and just how purely interesting it is, I bumped it up to a 9/10 and a 4.5 star here.
My time is limited as of this moment, and I can't find the words to describe what Dr Zero's writing deserves.
It's inspiring. I can't binge read it because when I read a chap I stop and tend to imagine what he thought while writing. Each chap appears simple like incessant ramblings to some. but they have more than that, yes they have insanity, ideas outside the norm, political approaches, but overall its a story with a lot of work behind.
Each paragraph usually has a crazy idea. As I say I stop and then reread... think about the idea and then reread. It's cool for me. Maybe not for everyone, but I like to hypothesize then read the story with what the chars do.
For me it's incredible. As I say I have no words, it's just yummy poison to my already broken self, that wishes to break reality with lasers, and eventually, its a side project inspired by this mad scientist in you.
A BEC-Ps-L - I share a masterpiece laser to you, dear author.
This has been a beautiful trip. The characters are enjoyable, the first two arcs of the story are full of things that I can seriously imagine happening in our inmediate future. From there it takes a hard turn on the cosmic awesomeness of limitless possibilities.
I seriously recommend it. I've been loving every chapter and perspective. Specially the start of Megacles the Mighty.
A beautifully dark dystopian novel about a horrifyingly possible future where teleportation is a taboo topic, VR sex has feedback, and your conspiracy theories are not only real but have already happened. There's no cancer. Or natural causes. But the politician(s) haven't changed much.
Forgot how to do the spoilers thing, so TL;DR Read the book, and remember that it's fiction.
This work is literary drugs. Read it if you want to have a good time. (Also, don't ignore the content warnings. All of that is there, a lot.)
The novel starts as a fine piece of hard-ish near-future sci-fi with some socio-drammatic overtones. But then it turns into incomprehensible mess magic-in-space mess heavy laden with unexciting sortcore porn.
Perhaps, the author switched from writing about psychodelics to "field researching" them, or just suffered an aneurism, I don't know.
Losing a lot of stars to fake 'politically subtle'. Really heavy on the politics. I'll give one back for the lighthearted splatterpunk feel.