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by Richard K. Morgan
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Chandler In Spaaaaaaaaaaaaace! OK, it's mostly on Earth but it starts on another planet and it is about 2/3 Raymond Chandler noir detective story and 1/3 William Gibson cyberpunk. There's nothing original here but it is well executed and gripping.
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 3 years ago
Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan Murder, intrigue, and digital human freight. For me, speculative-hardboiled genre melds are a deeply satisfying blend of the familiar and the alien. Hardboiled is an incredibly restrictive, trope-driven genre: there’s the jaded hero, the mean streets, the femme f...
Words, words, words
Words, words, words rated it 4 years ago
This book took me to nasty places, and it was too early in the journey that I had to resign myself to having committed my time to a crime novel — which is all well and good if it is intricate crimes and well thought out deaths that you're after, but the sci fi elements were so intriguing that I had ...
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it 5 years ago
A fun and fast-paced thrill ride, almost impossible for me to put down. Picture a hard-boiled noir, the solitary, weary worldly detective, blunted emotional skills, stepping on toes as he investigates. Merge that plot and character with innovative science fiction–digitized personalities that can be ...
William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Some of the ideas were fine. The violence totally spoiled it. At the end I felt polluted by it.
William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Some of the ideas were fine. The violence totally spoiled it. At the end I felt polluted by it.
Nancy
Nancy rated it 5 years ago
I abandoned it after about 100 or so pages. I liked the future setting and the advances in technology that change the concept of life and death. Unfortunately, it read like a script for an action movie. Some good ideas, but too much senseless action and violence ruined it for me.
Aki's B'ook'log
Aki's B'ook'log rated it 5 years ago
Sci-fi noir thriller. Enough said.It has sex and violence. Go read it.
ken
ken rated it 5 years ago
Amazingly entertaining book. It's among the recent SF books that read like scripts for big Hollywood productions. I guess it shows what this generation of writers did when growing up. They use the language and images so many people in the Western world grew up with and consuming these books is extre...
nouveau
nouveau rated it 5 years ago
barely remember it, although i read it just a few years ago.that is a review in itself, one supposes...
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