Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs #2)
Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless -- and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.
Recently I've been told I'm tough to please.
Here's what I know about books: their experience is highly subjective. Not only to book details like plot, setting and characterization, but also to the reader's place and time, to their mood, the book format and any distractions.
What appeals to me will not necessarily appeal to you, even if we are best friends. Or hate each other. Or don't know each other. I write these reviews first for me--I have a terrible memory, and if someone asks me if I liked ...more
A difference that doesn't bother me is that Broken Angels is more SF and less murder mystery than Altered Carbon. But then there's the rest:
1. He has. This. Really annoying. Use. Of. Periods. To show pauses. Or something. Which is not only distracting but also makes it hard to parse. The sentences. Hey. Richard. Try an. Ellipsis. Or. A ...more
Also back is narrator Todd Mclaren who gave a solid audio performance. I can't imagine anyone else as the voice of Kovacs. I don't know how I'd like him for other books but he has been a good fit for this series so far.
This book pretty much reads as a standalone. You don't need to read the first book at all to enjoy this and pick up what's going on. It's a completely different story. Completely different sub genre even.
In the second book Broken Angels , Morgan puts Kovacs in another compelling and very dangerous situation, while still maintaining the character's unlikeability. The themes of the first book, explicit sexuality, corporate greed, capitalis ...more
OK, there, I said it. And I mean it.
I can only imagine that writing a follow up to critically acclaimed novel has got to be a bummer. Think about it. You got this big awesome first story with all these great ingredients and an amazingly complex and fascinating protagonist. You also got mad style as a writer. And you definately have a book deal for a sequel that might actually pay the bills for the year and leave you in peace to write. Sounds not so bad hu ...more
This is a very different book than Altered Carbon -- Altered Carbon was a consciously noir mystery set ...more
nakon što nas je upoznao s glavnim likom ex pripadnika najelitnije svjetske skupine vojnih uobojica ("specijalaca") Takeshijem Kovacsom u prilično čitljivom cyber-krimiću Digitalni ugljik Morgan ga je ovaj puta prebacio u podržanr military-SF kao plaćenika jedne od brojnih "ubijamo za vaš novac" organizacija.
rezultat je užasna konfuzija, akcije ima na vagone - toliko da se stvarno više ne zna "tko pije, a tko plaća", potpomognuto Tako ...more
I found it annoying that. People talk. Like this. A lot. That would be okay if it was an occasional thing for emphasis, but it was really overdone.
The protagonist had some serious psychological issues too this time around, imagining conversations with a character he'd only met for 5 minutes and exchanged a few se ...more
After the first Takeshita book, Altered Carbon, I had hoped Morgan had acquired some better pacing and self-editing, but no. This one is even more self-indulgent and disappointing.
And worst of all, we see no growth in Takeshi's character or motives. Here he's just a brutal killer with even less regard for truth or justice than before.
There are more hints of how the story mig ...more
In this far future mess of humanity we find Takeshi Kovacs, the erstwhile protagonist from Altered Carbon, finds himself in the middle of a protracted planetary war ...more
I thought Takeshi Kovacs' debut in Morgan's debut novel Altered Carbon was stunning. Broken Angels is somewhat less so—the shock of the new has worn off a little... but it's still pretty good.
Altered Carbon was instantly familiar, in a way—a solid noir detective novel, set on a retrograde Earth at the heart of a small but growing interstellar human culture. The differences—othe ...more
Continuing with Broken Angels, the second book that follows the adventures of the famously titular anti-hero, Richard Morgan returns to this series with a little more different story, as he takes us away from Earth, bringing us deep into the unknown universe, and with Takeshi Kovacs finding himself this time between a big corporate war and also with a mysterious alien discovery that will bring him against new dangers and even greater adventures.
In the faraway colony on Sanction IV, a big w ...more
Broken Angels takes place a longish time after the events in Altered Carbon and also follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite Solider-Of-Fortune, Takeshi Kovacs. (He is not to be confused with the earthly ...more
The strength of Altered Carbon lay primarily in its straightforward gumshoe PI framing. Free of that, the weaknesses start shining through. First and foremost, a serious failure of imagination that you see a lot of when you've read a bunch of ...more
Reading the first third of the book felt a little too much like hard work; as though we were purposefully setting up the plot and characters, it was well enough written, the concept was great and some of the characters and locations very memorable, but it was not quite the delight to read that I was expecting. Then the story took off ...more
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