by: Richard K. Morgan
Some thoughts I had moving through this book:
Pretty sure I have the motive figured out.
Hard book to put down.
A little surprised by the graphic sex scene.
I hate kidnapping/capture->escape scenes.
Shit just got real.
Is this side plot with the Patchwork Man really necessary?
Huh, I was mostly right about the motive. I mean, it was pretty spelled out.
I should probably not be reading while walking.
I should be finishing my book.
Oh hey, I finished my book, now I can finish Altered Carbon!
Wait, is he a woman now?
OK why is <REDACTED> helping him? That I still don’t get. I mean, I think I get the intention but… missing a few beats maybe.
Huh. Happy ending, mostly. Go figure.
Now, none of of the above constitutes a review, but since when are my reviews real reviews?
I put off reading this book for a long, long, long time because I just couldn’t get into the jacket copy. That and it’s pretty hyped, so I was hoping to forget some of the hype. I think I did. I still think the jacket text is crap. But the book is solid. I haven’t been sucked under like this in a while.
because ummm… it was good. And it has sequels for me to read! It touches on some pretty deep philosophical shit, just runs along the surface – the “skin” if you will – and I’m curious where Morgan will go on that angle. Anywhere? Or just ride it out on the armchair?