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Altered Carbons Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Altered Carbons

A guerrila trained guy (and convicted criminal) is brought to Earth from a spacer settled planet to solve a mystery for a very wealthy man. He gets involved in other relationships, tries to unravel what appears to be a 'gordian knot' of sorts while preventing his own personal, long term death.
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Chapter Analysis of Altered Carbons

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   genetic engineering Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   long lived adults

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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