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Altered Carbon It s the twenty fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life itself A person s consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded into a new body or sleeve , making death nothing than a minor blip on a screen Onetime UN Envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful Resleeved into a body in Bay City formerly San Francisco , Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats existence as something that can be bought and sold For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning Re read 2 27 18 I had to pick this up again and hop on to the second and third books mostly because I was guilted into it by the Netflix production I really enjoyed the show and found myself misremembering some plot points.It turns out I didn t misremember The tv show was close to 90% faithful The other bits might be reveals pulled forward from the subsequent books which I haven t read I honestly don t know And that s why I m doing the re read So did I enjoy itthe second time Re read 2 27 18 I had to pick this up again and hop on to the second and third books mostly because I was guilted into it by the Netflix production I really enjoyed the show and found myself misremembering some plot points.It turns out I didn t misremember The tv show was close to 90% faithful The other bits might be reveals pulled forward from the subsequent books which I haven t read I honestly don t know And that s why I m doing the re read So did I enjoy itthe second time around Yep, I did I really appreciate the whole concept of post cyberpunk societies running with the technological development and getting established darkly We re all just meat suits No one really dies unless you get your implant destroyed or your backups corrupted, but in the meantime, you can get a new meat suit Or if you have a religious outlook that prevents it, you can t Starting from there, it s a great crime drama, a private PI with a dark past, and enough twists and turns to turn most regular mysteries into cheap trash So do I recommend Hell ya Original review Great genre writing, even if it is a perfect mix of noir and post cyberpunk I know, I know, cyberpunk is generally associated with noir 50 s style tough guy private eye pulp, only with the shiny.This is different because it is POST cyberpunk in the great tradition I love to associate with Brin s Kiln People or any of the hard sci Stross or some of the best of Stephenson You know, the sci taken to the second or the third steps, and then twisted and here you ve got a stock character thrown into this really messed up science fiction world and it all depends on how well the story is written, and yes, oh, yes, it is written very well and is very enjoyable I haven t DNFed a book in a while but I just can t seem to get into this one.I don t need to know that the character s penis is getting hard while staring at the boobs of the woman he s interviewing about the death of her husband twice in 3 pages.I don t need to know he s half ass masturbating back in his hotel room I don t need to know about the boobs of every female characters, especially if you re going to call them elusive globes.I don t need a cringy sex scene and all of this before p I haven t DNFed a book in a while but I just can t seem to get into this one.I don t need to know that the character s penis is getting hard while staring at the boobs of the woman he s interviewing about the death of her husband twice in 3 pages.I don t need to know he s half ass masturbating back in his hotel room I don t need to know about the boobs of every female characters, especially if you re going to call them elusive globes.I don t need a cringy sex scene and all of this before page 120 I just don t.This was sold to me as a great sci fi book with clones but it read like a bad porn written by a 15yo Not for me.Forsalt Folks have been recommending I read Richard Morgan for years But I ve got a to read stack longer than my arm, and my reading time is rather precious It s a big risk to try a longish book by an author I ve never read before In a nutshell I loved it About halfway through the book I looked it up online and saw that it won a bunch of awards It deserves them I don t read as much Sci fi as I used to, but I m no newbie The world is unique and fresh Good characters Interesting mystery Yeah G Folks have been recommending I read Richard Morgan for years But I ve got a to read stack longer than my arm, and my reading time is rather precious It s a big risk to try a longish book by an author I ve never read before In a nutshell I loved it About halfway through the book I looked it up online and saw that it won a bunch of awards It deserves them I don t read as much Sci fi as I used to, but I m no newbie The world is unique and fresh Good characters Interesting mystery Yeah Good stuff I ll be reading his other books shortly I walked beside the woman I had killed last week and tried to hold up my end of a conversation about cats A solid neo noir cyberpunk detective story that plays out in a fascinating science fiction universe If you re a fan of the genre, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up It s pitch black dark, brutally ultra violent and fun as hell I particularly loved the concept of sleeving and the method by which characters undergo interstellar travel This is a cold, difficult reality in which I walked beside the woman I had killed last week and tried to hold up my end of a conversation about cats A solid neo noir cyberpunk detective story that plays out in a fascinating science fiction universe If you re a fan of the genre, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up It s pitch black dark, brutally ultra violent and fun as hell I particularly loved the concept of sleeving and the method by which characters undergo interstellar travel This is a cold, difficult reality in which Kovacs exists, and it feels lived in, with a lot of backstory beneath the surface I m hoping that backstory is explored later in the series, because it s seriously intriguing The pacing feels a little slow around the 80% mark, but that could just be a symptom of how fast paced it is everywhere else There s also a chapter near the end that feels almost entirely superfluous Personally, I think the book would ve been better without its inclusion This book also contains the most unintentionally hilarious sex scene I ve ever read Ever You ll know what I m talking about when you get to it It s interesting The novel has a fairly complicated plot that comes together almost flawlessly in the end I could see this being even better on the second read I ll definitely be reading the rest of this series

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