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Quote from: Chris Quartly on February 09, 2010, 14:56:44 pmI'm reading The Soloist at the moment, I'd probably not have any interest in it other than I got it for free, I'm about half-way through and it's pretty interesting so far, I like the honesty of the book and the issues surrounding mental illness.
Quote from: Reg on February 02, 2010, 16:43:14 pmAlfred Bester : The Stars My Destination
QuoteRichard Morgan's debut SF thriller Altered Carbon isn't for the faint-hearted. Its noir private-eye investigation races through extreme violence, hideously imaginative torture and many high-tech firefights. In 2411, death is not forever. Afterward, they can read your personality from an implanted "cortical stack" and upload you into a new body--at a price. Hero Kovacs has worn many bodies on different worlds as a former member of the UN Envoy Corps, programmed killers to a man. Now the incredibly rich Bancroft brings him to Earth to investigate a killing... of Bancroft himself, restored from his digital backup and rejecting the police theory of suicide. Half the vice-lords of 25th-century San Francisco are soon chasing Kovacs with futuristic surveillance, drugs and weaponry. Virtual-reality interrogation means they can torture you to death, and then start again. There's a bleak slave trade in rented or confiscated bodies--and Kovacs finds his current borrowed face is all too well known to both police and underworld. Ultraviolent set-pieces follow, sprinkled with philosophical asides such as this reflection on a stungun: "It was the single forgiving phrase in the syntax of weaponry I had strapped around me. The rest were unequivocal sentences of death."
Quote from: andyhaines on February 28, 2010, 19:50:28 pmI've read his All The Pretty Horses before, and once again I find myself getting annoyed by his lack of punctuation, but this is a fantastic, if bleak novel. Finding it hard to put down.
Quote from: Prof jnr on March 21, 2010, 20:46:03 pm I am currently reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and would recommend it.
Quote from: dom on March 21, 2010, 20:52:26 pmAre you still on the Crime bit or have you moved onto Punishment yet ?
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