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Altered Carbon: A Takeshi Kovacs Novel (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)

Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan Altered Carbon certainly starts off with a bang.

The sci-fi premise of downloadable personalities was great and Morgan held my attention in this future noir story with a cinematic descriptive style and vengeful murderous rampages.

At first I found the protagonist an odd choice for a detective, and the mystery was a bit convoluted. I disliked that certain characters and plotlines semed to come out of nowhere - there were several times I had to flip back to see if a particular character had been introduced previously, but things are brought together by the end and make more sense.

Overall, though, I enjoyed Altered Carbon and will read the next in the series, Broken Angels.