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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Hard and very Heavy, 24 Mar. 2005
This review is from: Woken Furies (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Hardcover)
This is the third outing for Morgan's anti-hero Takeshi Kovacs and here he certainly hits his stride.
This time we get to learn the protagonist's origins, we see him in his home territory and find out just how he became the man he is.
You can only be new once, so this is not as startling as Morgan's debut.
It is better.
If you've read Richard Morgan before you can guess that this is a tensely plotted, extremely violent science fiction thriller.
You may also expect an intricate and clever plot.
He delivers in spades, giving startling, plausible twists and shock revelations.
What you may not expect is that it has a philosophy, a political philosophy, no less. And that gives it the kind of heart and depth hinted at in Morgan's previous Kovacs novels Altered Carbon and Broken Angels. Anyone who dismissed these books as lightweight will be pleasantly surprised at just how serious, relevant and resonant to the times that Woken Furies is.
If Altered Carbon was a toy for the boys, the Woken Furies is something grown ups of varieties can appreciate.
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