Da tempo immemorabile, Harlan's World – un pianeta ricoperto dagli oceani e con soltanto il cinque per cento di terra abitabile – è dominato da un'unica famiglia: gli Harlan, appunto. È questo il luogo in cui è nato Takeshi Kovacs e in cui l'ex mercenario è tornato. Ma New Hokkaido, la fredda, insensibile e labirintica capitale, è un posto molto pericoloso, soprattutto per Takeshi, che prima di diventare un soldato era un elemento di spicco nelle gang locali. Così, in un ambiente in cui si aggirano criminali e cacciatori di teste, predicatori religiosi e politici senza scrupoli, Takeshi affonderà in un vortice di intrighi e violenza, e dovrà confrontarsi con un nemico inaspettato: in una società che ha sconfitto la morte – la coscienza può essere digitalizzata e trasferita in un altro corpo –, Takeshi dovrà affrontare una versione di se stesso molto più giovane, forte e determinata. Una cosa soltanto è sicura: uno dei due Takeshi Kovacs deve morire...
- ISBN: 8850253192
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 576
Some times a book doesn’t get to be judged as a stand-alone work. When it’s the third book in a loosely connected series featuring the same lead character, what happens in books one and two are going to affect book three’s read. After enjoying Broken Angels (second in the series, review here), I imm Leggi tutto
This was another good instalment in Richard Morgan's excellent Takeshi Kovacs series. I find Morgan's writing to be super engaging and the story itself delivers a good mix of action, humor, and mystery while still giving the reader plenty of thought-provoking themes to ponder. This third book took us Leggi tutto
I see a lot of mixed reactions to this book but fortunately, mine is all gung-ho. Why? Because I freaking love this book. Why? Because it has all the best features of the hardest of hard-SF, the fantastic world-building, the hard tech, the bloodthirsty craziness of uploaded and downloaded consciousn Leggi tutto
I'm a grown-up. And I've seen quite a lot. Also, I know quite a lot - no boasting here, just plain facts. So, for a guy in a mid of his 30ies, who's seen and knows a lot - I'm at a very big disadvantage here. Because all I can say after reading this book, is "I don't know". Here's a list of things r Leggi tutto
Actual rating: 4.25 I heard once that in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai , the weather--so starkly and powerfully portrayed--is often considered a character in the movie as much as any of the actors. In exactly the same way, Woken Furies is less about the protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs, than it is about th Leggi tutto
3.5* The writing and the worldbuilding are still stunning. The plot though is spread too thin and suffers from uneven pacing and too many secondary characters/various groups. Isa, Segesvar, Murakami – people from the past that clearly mean a lot to Kovacs, but we don’t get enough backstory to really Leggi tutto
Our hero drifts along rudderless and is sullen and snarly with everyone he asks for help along the way. Kovacs has changed from a mostly uninteresting adolescent wish-fulfillment character into merely an adolescent, in other words, and I get the sense the author didn't realize this is what happened. Leggi tutto
A good conclusion to the series. Richard K Morgan brings all the elements together that have built the legend of Takeshi Kovacs over the past two books.Those elements that were previously background become the main story. Elements like Kovacs' home world Harlan's World and the surrounding orbitals wh Leggi tutto
I was rather disappointed in this book. As much as I enjoyed the first two Takeshi Kovacs stories and as much as I find the universe fascinating this story fell flat for me. I think the reason for this is that Morgan assumed the reader would have a strong emotional connection to Kovacs and his past
I couldn't finish this. I've been picking at it for months. I just can't get into it. It's boring. I'm more than half way through and can't muster up any interest. Altered Carbon was fantastic. Kovacs was a believable bad ass. The rest of the series sucks. This book was just really long descriptions Leggi tutto
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