April 22nd, 2013

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Book Club Fiction

Hey all!

Just wanted to let you all know about the new books that bookclubfiction has just voted on to read!

Many of us wanted to make sure we read City of Bones before the movie comes out later this year.  Many people have heard mixed reviews about the book, so reading it and discussing it as a group really helps if you're having a hard time getting into it or if you just want to have fun reading the book with other people.

We'd love to have you!

Genre: Fantasy
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First Discussion:
May 6
First Discussion:
May 27
Full Discussion:
July 1

bookclubfiction will never dictate books that you need to read, or make you feel guilty if you aren't interested in a certain book.  We all vote on and choose the genres and books that we read as a community, and it's completely up to you if you'd like to participate! :)

We've been around for over 2 years now, and are still very active, which is pretty awesome for LJ these days.
I hope some of you will come over and join us! :)

Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan

Dashiell Hammett + William Gibson in a noir cyberpunk thriller which is better than most.

Altered Carbon

Del Rey, 2002, 526 pages

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched 180 light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning.

Yes, it's everything Requires Only That You Hate said it was, but it's still pretty entertaining.

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