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Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
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Jan 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read from September 02 to 12, 2011

This book has a strong reputation as a classic of sci-fi noir and I have to agree. Morgan has come up with a brilliant sci-fi conceit regarding the downloading of human consciousness and how that allows for body swapping, but part of the genius of this book is that it doesn't dwell on this Big Idea. Instead, the book is a rocking and action-packed sci-fi detective story that takes you on a ride with a hard-boiled noir protagonist. The story is served by the conceit and not the other way around.

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