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Broken Angels: A Novel (Takeshi Kovacs) (2003 original; edició 2004)

de Richard K. Morgan (Autor)

Sèrie: Takeshi Kovacs (2)

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Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless -- and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink. A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world-wide elite.… (més)
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Títol:Broken Angels: A Novel (Takeshi Kovacs)
Autors:Richard K. Morgan (Autor)
Informació:Del Rey (2004), Edition: 1st, First American Edition, Cover Torn, 384 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:***
Etiquetes:From Goodreads Sept 6 2019

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Decades after the events of Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs continues life as a killer for hire. Where he played the role of a detective in Altered Carbon, Kovacs is more of a soldier in this one. While events are mentioned in passing, Broken Angels can be read without Altered Carbon. For those who watched the Netflix show, this book is thankfully nothing like season 2.

War rages on the world of Sanction IV between a corporate backed government and revolutionaries/terrorists, and Kovacs starts off having been almost killed in the fighting. Fellow soldier Schneider talks to him about an archaeological find that would make them wealthy enough to retire from soldiering. Broken Angels leaves behind the noir feel of its predecessor, replacing it with suspense, action, and Martians. A bit of horror gets in there too. For fans of the the mystery approach, a small one is on-going through the second half of the book, and completely changed my view of one character when Takeshi confronts the culprit at the end.

Takeshi's cynicism stands out more this time around, likely as a result of the war going on around him. While the tone is darker overall, there is more levity in the banter between Kovacs and his companions. Still, I think the noir of Altered Carbon fit the character better.

The worldbuilding is expanded here, and we learn that some of humanity's advancements come from a lost Martian people. Not a new concept in sci-fi, but putting it in the conflict between corporate fatcats who only see a way to advance their status vs. self-righteous revolutionaries who giggle at the thought of using the alien weapons to kill people was a nice touch.

Overall, I think I preferred Altered Carbon, but Broken Angels was a decent read. ( )
  High_Enginseer | Mar 2, 2021 |
Like isn't the right word. The book was interesting and engaging in a way I don't usually find, but where in the first of the series, I found some sympathy with the various characters, this time around... not so much. An understanding of the whys and wherefores, certainly. Some lovely pacing, and even better world building. But not a lot of like. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
3.5 stars for this one.

Not as strong as Altered Carbon, Broken Angels is still a decent book. Where Altered Carbon was more of a murder mystery, this book is straight up military science fiction. The plot was interesting, and I especially enjoyed learning more about the Martians.

I had some problems with many of the secondary characters. While there was just a handful of them, they weren't very developed, distinctive, or memorable. For me, they just blurred into each other and most of the time I had no idea who was who.

The use of unfinished sentences, and breaking sentences into several parts with noticeable silences between the parts, were very distracting when listening to the audiobook. Several times I wondered if my download had been slightly corrupted causing these glitches.

Even though I had a few problems with this book, I'll probably pick up the last book in the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy - Woken Furies. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
3.5 stars for this one.

Not as strong as Altered Carbon, Broken Angels is still a decent book. Where Altered Carbon was more of a murder mystery, this book is straight up military science fiction. The plot was interesting, and I especially enjoyed learning more about the Martians.

I had some problems with many of the secondary characters. While there was just a handful of them, they weren't very developed, distinctive, or memorable. For me, they just blurred into each other and most of the time I had no idea who was who.

The use of unfinished sentences, and breaking sentences into several parts with noticeable silences between the parts, were very distracting when listening to the audiobook. Several times I wondered if my download had been slightly corrupted causing these glitches.

Even though I had a few problems with this book, I'll probably pick up the last book in the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy - Woken Furies. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
Kinda schlocky, but Morgan still knows how to generate excitement. 4 stars might be a little high, but I liked it. ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
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Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless -- and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink. A breakneck-paced crime thriller, ALTERED CARBON took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. BROKEN ANGELS melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars. This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world-wide elite.

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