No, I would not recommend this book to a friend because it feels dated and the author has many better books after this one. This is near-future sci-fi. It was written in the mid-90's and it feels like that. The story incorporates the hot-button issues of that time, like theraphist implanting false memories, quantum computing, and the fourth dimension. The way these topics are presented in this book, they don't withstand the test of time. Additionally, Swayer doesn't presuade the reader that the technology he is describing is feasable. This gives the book a fantasy feel more than sci-fi. His later novels, describe some pretty fantastic events, however, in them it is more convincing that we're still in this universe. Comparing this story to Swayer's later work, like the Neanderthal Paralax, shows the maturation of his story telling ability.
The technology felt dated and the plot was perdictable and boring.
Good, Sufficient, Melodramatic
Yes, I would see a movie made about this book because I'd want to see a Tesserac on the big screen.
It describes the arc of a civilization in three wonderfully written sections.
Brother Francis Gerard is a character that by dint of his humility and neurosis drew me into an epic story.
He seemingly gives a unique voice to the myriad of characters, which I think is remarkable.
It, was too long to listen to in one sitting. Moreover, this is a book I enjoyed thinking about while I wasn't listening to it.
Great book. I'm glad the editor put this in the $4.95 bin. Thank You.
Altered Carbon is one of the better far-future sci-fi books that I've listened to.
The description of the characters, technology, and the action sequences are the highlights of this story.
He reads at a fast pace. Additionally, he gives the main character a gravely nourish feel that helps shape the entire story.
It would be too long to listen to in one setting, however, it was a great story.
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