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Monday Book Recommendation: Standard Hollywood Depravity


The moment Raymond Electromatic set eyes on her, he knew she was the dame marked in his optics, the woman that his boss had warned him about.


As the band shook the hair out of their British faces, stomping and strumming, the go-go dancer’s cage swung, and the events of that otherwise average night were set in motion. A shot, under the cover of darkness, a body bleeding out in a corner, and most of Los Angeles’ population of hired guns hulking, sour-faced over un-drunk whiskey sours at the bar.

But as Ray tries to track down the package he was dispatched to the club to retrieve, his own programming might be working against him, sending him down a long hall and straight into a mobster’s paradise. Is Honey still the goal—or was she merely bait for a bigger catch?

Just your standard bit of Hollywood depravity, as tracked by the memory tapes of a less-than-standard robot hitman.

This is one of the books I read and reviewed for Gamecca Magazine which turned out to be quite an interesting novella. I’ll putting up the full review on Wednesday.

Although it explores a lot of themes, since it’s just a novella, we only get a glimpse of what could be a deeper story. The usual questions regarding artificial intelligence and human emotional intelligence come to the fore, under a noir mystery make for a compelling short. Easy and quick to read, it’s a book worth taking time to read.


Adam Christopher is a novelist and comic writer, and award-winning editor.
The author of MADE TO KILL, volume 1 in The LA Trilogy, Adam is co-writer of THE SHIELD for Dark Circle Comics and author of the official tie-in novels novels based on the hit CBS television show ELEMENTARY.
Born in New Zealand, Adam has lived in Great Britain since 2006.

About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African born, published author working as a Technical Writer for Everlytic and a writer for Gamecca Magazine. He has published short stories both internationally and locally, and is hoping to publish a novel in the near future. He is an avid reader, inspired blogger, and an aspiring digital artist.

2 responses »

  1. This sounds like a great read!


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