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by Richard K. Morgan
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 months ago
Altered Carbon is a rather grim-dark detective story with interesting, original world building. Definately for adults. A bit too violent for my tastes.
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it 3 months ago
I saw the series on Netflix and thought I would try the book. The book is somewhat different from the series, but they basically have the same premise. I thought the book was much better (as usual)...it kept the story tighter and allowed the author to construct a dark, future, dystopian world that a...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 months ago
“If they want you, sooner or later they’ll scoop you up off the globe, like specks of interesting dust off a Martian artefact. Cross the gulf between the stars, and they’ll come after you. Go into centuries of storage, and they’ll be there waiting for you, clone-new, when you re-sleeve. They are wha...
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 4 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.
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