I finished the final instalment of Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs trilogy yesterday and I am still sore there isn't a fourth.
We all get our dreams stamped on from time to time, right? And if it didn’t hurt, what kind of second-rate dreams would they be?Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Woken Furies, is right up there with the likes of Cheradenine Zakalwe, Tyler Durden and Thomas Covenant if you ask me.
The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice.
from Altered Carbon
Cyberpunk meets hard-boiled noir in Richard Morgan’s Kovacs trilogy set in a future where the human race has spread to distant worlds and you can practically live forever (provided you can afford a new body when your old one meets it's end).
No matter what flesh he finds himself in, Tak is a pro with an eye for details and sociopath tendencies. A honed killer who takes pleasure in doling out “real death” when things get personal. Think ex-special ops/mercenary/detective/revolutionary.
A preoccupation with the next world pretty clearly signals an inability to cope credibly with this one
from Broken Angels
I enjoy a fast paced, action packed story (where having to put your read down to eat or sleep feels like a major belly churning inconvenience). There is also a fair bit of intelligently administered brutal violence on offer. But Quellcrist Falconer, the fictional author of the quotes spattered across this post was just as captivating.
Some of my best reading experiences have been books I knew nothing about when I started. No fan of spoilers me. I rarely even read the backs, so I’ll leave off going into further detail so I don't give the game away.
hat & ring: present
earrings: came with my cat skirt from vamos! :)
camera ring: the dainty squid (etsy)
royal blue tights: welovecolors