Halfway through the book I realized that I love this book. I called some married friends and family. I told them that they should read this book withHalfway through the book I realized that I love this book. I called some married friends and family. I told them that they should read this book with their spouse.
It's a mystery. It's husband vs. wife. It's a psychological thriller. It's smart, witty and snarky. So freaking ironic and all that sh*t. It's a quick read.
So yeah, I "liked" this book. That's all I really care to say. wink I don't have anything significant to offer about the prose, plot or the dual storytelling format. I simply freaking liked it.
Project 1: Write a diary using your alternate, cynical, dark side. Project 2: Watch the film. Ben Affleck as Lance Nick Dunne sounds great....more
This book could have easily been a Sunday NY Times magazine article. Touré provides a well researched argument answering the question WEhhhh . . . OK.
This book could have easily been a Sunday NY Times magazine article. Touré provides a well researched argument answering the question WHY Prince became an icon. The 3rd chapter is brutally unnecessarily long but provide detailed insight into the religious undertones in Prince's lyrics.
So what's missing from this book? I feel there's more to Prince's iconic status than the arguments/views presented in this book. Is that it? Oh, Ok....more
First, I'm not crazy at all about the cover of the book.
This is a book I would have really loved as a teenager. I am far removed from my uneventful teFirst, I'm not crazy at all about the cover of the book.
This is a book I would have really loved as a teenager. I am far removed from my uneventful teen years yet I still enjoyed the novel. Normally I would just give this book 4-stars and skip a review and declare it "a fun read." But for some reason I felt the need to let future readers know that while this book is an exciting edition to the cyber-punk genre(whatever that label means), it reads like a movie that will never be made due to its extreme content. (Personally I think Hollywood will f*ck this up. The Wachowski Brothers?) Altered Carbon is very imaginative and contains some really interesting ideas about future technology. Resleeving. Merge 9. Neurachem. The list goes on.
Will I read the rest of the series? Maybe Morgan's style is easily digestible. The characters are really not fleshed out but it doesn't really bother me. There are questions about many female characters? Are they strong? Are they weak? Are they realistic? Do they have a voice? I'm not a female but some time I do wonder about gender treatment in books, film and art. In the end, this book was ok. There are some fun parts. It is cool to know that in the future, you really don't die. ...more