Synopsis: What if, in the near future, we could choose the body we wanted? We could visit a store front, much like a neighborhood mom-and-pop shop, and we’d see all the available bodies lined up in a glass-enclosed case. We’d be able to choose the body we wanted, purchase it, have an operation, and wham bam! wake up with our new body.
Dr. Farkis begins his head transplant operations in secret in Oakland, California and Tokyo, Japan. When news filters out about his revolutionary surgery, individuals from all walks of life come forward, desperate for a new body and an improved life that only Dr. Farkis can offer. We meet: Barry, so frantic for a new body, he stalks the doctor and bargains with a menacing ultimatum; Aiko, father of 19-year-old Kaneko, who demands that she undergo the operation to become more attractive to snag a husband; and finally, Baby, who finds out the hard way that demanding a new body may end up being fatal.
My review: When I looked ta the reviews for this before reading they were really polarised; people seemed to love it or hate it. I think I’ll fall somewhere on the enjoyment side of the scale.
It’s a bonkers B-movie shock schlok of a book.It’s pretty mental although there is a blog on the authors page about how there really is a doctor who wants to perform head transplants.
None of the characters are very deep or greatly described, the plot is quite light and half of it doesn’t really make a lot of sense however the whole thing is over the top fun. Suspend belief for a few hours and just indulge in some fantasy.
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