#lmpbc entertaining, fast, and complex. It was a fun ride. I will say that the world building in my view is a bit lacking. A good 50% of the references I didn‘t understand and weren‘t explained. In this aspect it reads more like a book 2 than a book 1.
Trying to will fall into existence and get through this book. Its compelling but I often feel lost. Super thankful that my #bfcr2 Group let me stay in the chat even though I‘m not doing the challenge. I‘m in the midst of a sucky anxiety cycle and their support has been great.
I really enjoyed this crazy ride! This novel felt like reading an action movie and I truly can‘t wait to watch the Netflix series. I don‘t think there was much intellectual depth to this book, but it was a good brain candy read. For its entertainment value, I have given it 4 out of 5 stars. I can‘t wait to hear what everyone thinks of this! #lmpbc
For the #24b4Monday readathon, I am at just over 6 hours!
I survived my first post-surgery day of work today, hooray! Patting myself on the back for pulling a spaghetti casserole out of the freezer yesterday. Stopped at Walmart on my way home and grabbed bread and salad, and pulled down my stash of paper plates. May be bad for the environment, but hooray for a simple/tasty dinner.
And I‘m really liking this book! Thanks to whichever Litten recommended it! #bookanddinner
This book did not grab my attention the first time I tried to read it but I thought I would give it another chance since the first try was during a readathon 😊 #LunchtimeReading #SecondChance #IMightFinish #IMightDNF 🤷🏻♀️
I‘m less forgiving of the tropes than when I first met Takeshi Kovacs, but I still found Altered Carbon a helluva ride. It‘s gritty, it‘s cynical, it‘s thrilling and it‘s violent. It‘s so soaked in noir you can‘t see it after dusk, but I appreciate that Morgan tries to subvert the genre‘s misogyny. I was worried it would just make me angry these days; but I was pleased to find it mostly made me thoughtful.
Just like the show I loved the world building and the story was solid. However, if I hadn't watched the show, I think I would have struggled in the beginning to understand the terminology and what was going on. Looking forward to the next Takeshi Kovacs, which I got on audio 🙌
Came across this & had to put my book down & 🤦🏻♀️. For many people who don‘t realize this, Inuit people don‘t use totem poles, but it‘s a common misconception that all native peoples use them, when this is not true. Maybe I‘m being over sensitive to this because I live in Labrador, and have Inuit ancestry, but this author has used “mongol” and “Inuit-jacket” like he knows about the culture, or it‘s commonplace but didn‘t seem to research it...
Bundled up on my back deck with a cold, getting some fresh air and pages in before it gets too dark out. Saw this show on Netflix and didn‘t know it was also a book. But if you‘re worried about being spoiled for the book, don‘t be! The only similarities between the two are the names, and the general idea, so far the story is so vastly different that I have no idea what to expect from this. 👍👍
This was between a pick and a so so for me. I read it because a friend begged me to and I have to admit the detail is astonishing! But it was so much that I had to concentrate really hard and reread bits and I think where I‘m just so busy at the moment I feel like I want something slightly easier to read 😂
The story is engaging and well thought out with complicated characters😊
I think I will give his other books a go too! 😃
We discovered this story through the Netflix series. We were impressed by the series, and we expect to feel the same way about the book–a New York Times bestseller–which we just bought for less than the price of a cup of coffee. (We might not live in the age of immortality yet, but you sure can‘t beat the entertainment.) Anyone read it? What did you think? Just $2.99 right now on Kindle. https://amzn.to/2zTqhve
#scifi #thrillers #deals #bargains
"Take what is offered and that must sometimes be enough."
After I saw the Netflix series and heard there was a book, it was the very next thing I read. I'm glad I did, because there was so much detail that I missed in the show. Although it was centered around Takeshi, the book also showed me the people around him more closely. A long book, which I liked enough to stick through.
I was excited at the start of this book as I thought it was a great idea but I felt like the bad language, sex and violence was over the top and made it seem like the target audience is wannabe bad boys. I think the ideas might translate better visually so I'm hopeful the TV show will be better.
#TBRtemptation post 3! This is the first installment of the Takeshi Kovacs series. It's the 25th Century. Your consciousness can be downloaded and put into another body ("sleeved"), making death something of a minor blip of an event. Re-sleeved into a body in San Francisco after being shot in the chest while working for the UN, he's thrown into a far-reaching and very dark conspiracy testing existence as a commodity. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?
I'm running a touch behind on my reviews, cause wedding madness from April.
So this book is gritty, bloody, very adult. It's not bad, but not great either. Read the full review here:
#alteredcarbon #review #takashikovacs
I decided to listen to this book on audio after watching the show. I liked the show, and I liked the book. There were some differences between the two. What I did learn is that I need to choose books on audio that are not quite so long. This one clocked in at around 17 hours. It was difficult for me to maintain my interest over that period of time. I only listen to audiobooks to and from work, so this one took a while for me.
My B&N #bookhaul from today (I seriously have a problem).
I‘m intrigued to see how Altered Carbon is compared to the Netflix show (which I loved).
"For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying, and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulse [...] the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy."
I haven‘t read the book, but I have seen the Netflix show, and, my god, is there a lot of #virtualinsanity in this dystopian future! Your soul is stored in a stack that can be transferred from body to body making the human race, or at least the rich, close to immortal. This lessening value of bodies made it necessary to find other ways to torture people, which instead happens in virtuel reality, often making people go insane 🤯
It was an interesting read, great characters, but in the middle there were mysteries inside mysteries and things Got a little bit over the place. The ending was Nice but the solution to the main investigation was kind of Boring. I recomend It anyway. (Another between pick and so-so book)
Finished this one up tonight while listening to some vinyl. Great fast paced story. Now I can start the Netflix TV version. Going to have to que up the next two books in the series though.
⭐️ Does a TV show count? I recently read Altered Carbon before the show was released on Netflix.
⭐️ Honestly can‘t think of one unless you count dust jacket or back cover descriptions. Covers tend to turn me off of a book instead of wanting to read them. I‘ve passed many a book by because of ugly/photo covers.
⭐️ Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead; comics do too count!). Three times.
⭐️ None that come to mind.