Guest Review: Automatic Woman

As part of his blog tour advertising the release of Nathan Yocum’s new book Automatic Woman, I read it and reviewed it. Here’s what I thought.

Nathan Yocum’s latest book, Automatic Woman, is a triumph. This action packed detective noir novel is set in London against a Steampunk background. With intriguing characters and tantalizing prose, this is one of those stories you just can’t put down. The fun ride starts on the first page.

The first thing about this book I really enjoyed was the atypical protagonist. It wasn’t a handsome guy with flowing hair and a six-pack of abs. He didn’t dawn a trench coat or fancy hat. I found it refreshing to see the world through the eyes of a regular guy dragged into exceptional circumstances. The perspective held true all the way to the end, surprising me with insights into seeing the world through different eyes. Most of the time I get annoyed by first person narrative—especially in detective novels full of tired clichés and ridiculous similes. However, this one held off on heavy accents in order to keep the language from slowing down the story.

As a fan of the Steampunk sub-genre… Keep reading at The Speculator’s Club

Nathan Yocum is also holding a contest. You can win the chance to be IN the sequel! If you want to enter, just go to the Rafflecopter giveaway.


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