And so, after the fantastic, Altered Carbon, followed up by the enthralling, but not quite as good, Broken Angels, i had decided not to expect anything from this book other than a couple more incredible sex scenes like the first two books had.
And i was still left utterly disappointed.
The sex scenes in this book are like Richard just couldn’t be bothered. The incredible, imaginative stuff of the first two books had gone and in its place was just crude basic crap with the word “cunt” used far too often like Richard was a 4 year old who just learned a naughty word and is trying to impress all his friends with it. Really, that’s what it was like. It’s like someone else wrote half of this book.
It’s not like the great ideas and a good story that were in the first two books weren’t there any more, they were, and that aspect of it was just as good and just as enthralling. It’s just the telling of it and the writing of it felt totally different.
I felt a bit of this in book two, compared to book one, and this third book continues the downward trajectory.
Did the editor get changed? Because whoever edited this book needs sacking. You really have to stop and pause while you work through conversations trying to decide if someone’s thinking or speaking or whatever because the punctuation is completely missing.
Too many faults in a really good story. What could have been an amazing book is left to be bearable to read once and i can’t ever see myself reading this trilogy ever again.