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Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
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Sep 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi

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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Reading Progress

September 2, 2011 – Started Reading
September 2, 2011 – Shelved
September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: sci-fi
September 2, 2011 –
page 113
21.48%
September 7, 2011 –
page 246
46.77%
September 10, 2011 –
page 313
59.51%
September 12, 2011 – Finished Reading

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