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36 Streets
36 Streets | T.R. Napper
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Altered Carbon and The Wind-Up Girl meet Apocalypse Now in this fast-paced, intelligent, action-driven cyberpunk, probing questions of memory, identity and the power of narratives. Lin The Silent One Vu is a gangster in Chinese-occupied Hanoi, living in the steaming, paranoid alleyways of the 36 Streets. Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, everywhere she is an outsider. Through grit and courage, Lin has carved a place for herself in the Hanoi underworld under the tutelage of Bao Nguyen, who is training her to fight and survive. Because on the streets there are no second chances. Meanwhile the people of Hanoi are succumbing to Fat Victory, an addictive immersive simulation of the US-Vietnam war. When an Englishman one of the games developers comes to Hanoi on the trail of his friends murderer, Lin is drawn into the grand conspiracies of the neon gods: the mega-corporations backed by powerful regimes that seek to control her city. Lin must confront the immutable moral calculus of unjust wars. She must choose: family, country, or gang. Blood, truth, or redemption. No choice is easy on the 36 Streets.
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LiseWorks
36 Streets | T.R. Napper
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Mehso-so

I am not a fan of cyberpunk, but I read it for #NSR221 Challenge. I like the main character Lin. This was set in the future and it was rough to read. A lot of broken bones, drinking, addiction and smoking. @Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic Great job! I haven‘t gotten to this genre yet. 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
36 Streets | T.R. Napper
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The cover quote says cyber punk literature, the blurb mentions that the main character was raised in Australia (born in Vietnam, takes place in an occupied Hanoi), the acknowledgments thank a “fellow bogan”, I love the splash of pink on the cover… this was in the sci fi section and I‘m excited for it!