I went back and forth on whether to use this as “The Book Was Better” because while Netflix did turn it into a series I hadn’t watched it. Then, while it was dumping rain over the long weekend, I actually watched the series, so that assuaged my guilt and now I can write this review with a clear conscience. So. Altered Carbon. I gave this book three stars, but I honestly went back and forth on that for a while. I decided to give it […]
After disappearing from a battlefield in 1812 Spain, Lord Nicholas finds himself in a London hospital 200 years in the future. Under the instruction of an organization called The Guild, he is whisked away to a retreat in the Chilean mountains to learn how to fit into his new time. Along with his fellow students, Nick discovers that he is a time traveler. His near death experience in battle triggered his abilities. After boning up on current affairs, idioms and wardrobe choices, Nick settles in […]
Yeah, I’m late to the party on this one. Actually, I’m usually late to the party–one of these days I’m gonna show up before the party starts and pass out from tequila before you all even walk through the door and you’re gonna be shocked. (Just kidding, I hate tequila.) Anyway, I’ve been curious about this book since I first started hearing about it on CBR, and now with the imminent release of the major motion picture, I decided I’d better jump on it in […]
Writing this review from my husband’s truck because a) sleeping baby and b) that’s where I found the book after accidentally marooning it in the door panel (appropriate, misplacing this book, no?) and had to finish it ASAP. It’s a testament to Weir’s skill at crafting a tale that I couldn’t wait to finish it despite knowing all the story beats from having watched the movie first. I even got anxious that the probe I knew would fail from having literally watched it explode on […]
It’s not that Research isn’t aware of the ethical implications of its line of inquiry. It’s just that they really don’t care.
3.5 stars. To be completely honest, I’m not sure I would have kept reading this if I wasn’t listening to it on audiobook on loan from my library. It didn’t suit my mood, which like many Americans (and let’s be real, world citizens) at the moment, is dark, dark depression. I powered through Sleeping Giants at 1.6x speed and unlike most times I think of giving up on a book and then don’t, I didn’t regret it. Sleeping Giants begins with a flashback as a […]