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by Shelly Lyons
Like Real by Shelly Lyons “A hilarious bizarroid science fiction horror thriller, with great vivid characters, crackling first-rate dialogue, nonstop momentum and unguessable plot twists galore.
“A hilarious bizarroid science fiction horror thriller, with great vivid characters, crackling first-rate dialogue, nonstop momentum and unguessable plot twists galore. Rarely does a book make me laugh out loud this often, while keeping me engaged in the delirious drama unfolding." —John Skipp, Wonderland Award winning author of Don’t Push the Button Cyborgs, self-improvement, and the horrors of the LA dating scene collide in Like Real. A side-splitting, ass-kicking, and oddly tear-jerking good time.” —Brian Asman, author of Man, Fuck This House In Shelly Lyons’s debut novel, Like Real, Vic Moss—kenjutsu hobbyist and clueless Lothario—lets vanity dictate his decision to acquire an experimental new-tech prosthesis that promises to evolve into a seamless, realistic looking hand. Instead, it tears from his body, transforms into his clone, and pursues a relationship with the same woman Vic has in his crosshairs—forcing Vic to kill or be replaced. This mind-bending body horror rom-com is a rollicking Cronenbergian gene splice of Idle Hands and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It's freaky. It's fun. It's LIKE REAL.
Robin's Review: "Like Real" by Shelly Lyons is a genre-defying novel that seamlessly blends science fiction, horror, and romance. The story follows Vic Moss, a kenjutsu enthusiast, on a quest to obtain a new-tech prosthesis that takes a strange turn when his prosthetic hand detaches and transforms into a clone of himself. Lyons' sharp writing style and unpredictable plot make "Like Real" an entertaining and original read, highly recommended for fans of multiple genres.
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