Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon

Book - 2003
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In the twenty-fifth century, advances in technology have redefined life itself and a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and downloaded into a new body, allowing envoy Takeshi Kovacs to be able to find the men who killed him and seek revenge.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780345457684
0345457684
Branch Call Number: MORGAN R
PR6113.O748 A78 2003
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 24 cm

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Jacques2016
Mar 26, 2017

This book is more a murder mystery than good science fiction. There are better murder mysteries and science fiction books out there.

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crepka
May 27, 2016

Although the author did a great job getting the "sensory" parts of this book down (mood, atmosphere, sensory perception), the plot was too scattered and un-focused for my liking. As such, I could only give it 2 stars. But since it was the author's first book, I'll likely try one of his later works as well.

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tstcman
Nov 24, 2013

I liked the book. It pushes past the reliogous nuts in this world that want to insult something they dont understand.

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ravensview
Jun 03, 2011

Interesting concept of swapping to various bodies - liked it and will try the next one now.

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stuvw27
Sep 08, 2010

Despite the fact that Mr. Kovacs never met a female he didn't want to boink (and generally does)... plus the occasional feeling that this was a "hard-boiled" detective novel disguised as science fiction (I like SF... I don't like detective novels)... plus the movie script feel to the whole thing (no messy star contracts for the studio, the hero can be played by anyone!).... despite all that, I enjoyed this well enough to propel me into the next Takeshi Kovacs novel.

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goglover
Jul 23, 2009

Tarentino meets Hunter Thompson meets Raymond Chandler

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