This book falls into the “weird fiction” category for sure, but that appeals to me–and to other people. If you’re one of them, you might want to check this book out!
Zoey has only met her father twice, and both times were a disaster. So she’s not too upset to hear he’s died–until she’s being hounded for the a price on her head. Worse, it turns out that some of the people hunting her down have some kind of strange powers. On the run with her (rather smelly) cat, she will have to determine what the legacy her father left her really means for her, and the rest of the world. He seemed like a silly rich man/criminal, but he had some big ideas. Even tougher, she’ll have to determine who she can trust, and her father’s closest advisors don’t seem promising… but she might not have a choice if she wants to live.
Set in the future, there’s some high-tech adventures, but this book is mostly about the connections between people. Zoey’s dead father figures largely, as do his fancy suits–the people who were closest to him when he lived. The suits aren’t really the good guys, but neither are they bad. Instead, they are the complex, well-rounded kind of characters I love to read about. There is, as the title says, some violence, but it’s mostly of a campy super-villain sort, and not too graphic. At times thoughtful, but mostly funny, this is a great read for fans of the strange.