by Richard Morgan
I’ll cut to the chase. I didn’t enjoy this book. It wasn’t anything like as bad as Market Forces, but not as good as other people I’ve spoken too have said they thought it was. Black Man actually began really well. When the ship crashed and details of the crimes of the killer became apparent I actually got quite excited. Then there was the really, really lengthy character building followed by the rather implausible wild goose chase. There is some mystery until about 75% of the way through the book. The revelation is disappointing and what is basically one long revenge story spawn another mini and rather predictable revenge story at the end. Of course there is always the chance that I’ve missed something vital, but I suspect this book was just not for me. It’s a predictable thing to say, but I think we need Kovacs back. Currently I’m not inclined to try the two Richard Morgan books I’ve yet to read.