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Market Forces By Richard K. Morgan Market Forces A coup in Cambodia Guns to Guatemala For the men and women of Shorn Associates opportunity is calling In the superheated global village of the near future big money is made by finding the right litt

  • Title: Market Forces
  • Author: Richard K. Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780345457745
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Market Forces By Richard K. Morgan A coup in Cambodia Guns to Guatemala For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other in exchange for a share of the spoils To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator sharp suited, hard drivingA coup in Cambodia Guns to Guatemala For the men and women of Shorn Associates, opportunity is calling In the superheated global village of the near future, big money is made by finding the right little war and supporting one side against the other in exchange for a share of the spoils To succeed, Shorn uses a new kind of corporate gladiator sharp suited, hard driving gunslingers who operate ard vehicles and follow a Samurai code And Chris Faulkner is just the man for the job.He fought his way out of London s zone of destitution And his kills are making him famous But unlike his best friend and competitor at Shorn, Faulkner has a side that outsiders cannot see the side his wife is trying to salvage, that another woman a porn star turned TV news reporter is trying to exploit Steeped in blood, eyed by common criminals looking for a shot at fame, Faulkner is living on borrowed time Until he s given one last shot at getting out alive
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    1. Stephen on said:

      6.0 stars On my list of All Time Favorites Many people who love Richard Morgan s other books think this is his weakest I believe this is at least as good as anything else he has written I absolutely loved the plot of the book and the description of the busines of conflict investments Road Warrior meets Wall Street meat Blade Runner HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Winner John W Campbell Award for Best Science Fiction NovelNominee Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

    2. Mangrii on said:

      Richard Morgan nos env a a un futuro cercano con una novela que me ha resultado realmente hipn tica como reza en su contraportada, atrap ndome desde los primeros compases hasta un final muy desolador Siguiendo el ascenso de Chris Faulkner en la millonaria multinacional Shorn Associattes dentro de la divisi n de Inversi n en conflictos, nos adentraremos en una historia que puede reflejar en lo que puede llegar a convertirse el mundo si sigue el mismo rumbo que en la actualidad, y en como un hombr [...]

    3. Morgan Murray on said:

      What an odd book Richard Morgan s books always feature heavily on violence and sex, but the Kovacs series seem to hang together a little coherently than Market Forces all the way through, there s a sense of viciousness and disgust snarling from the page but I really can t understand about what The book tells the story of Chris Faulkner, a Mad Max Gordon Gecko hybrid who works in Conflict Investment for the Shorn Corporation The CI arm of the firm bank roll paramilitary organisations and governm [...]

    4. Kyle on said:

      I almost gave this book three stars, but now I realize that third star would have been for the phenomenal discussion of philosophy and economics the text sparked in my class, so assuming you are reading this for a course, don t skim it Otherwiseybe skim it Or save it for a plane ride, the beach, or similar.My experiences thus far indicate that the book appeals to men, perhaps given its focus on fast ard cars, expensive alcohol, and the occasional porn star sex scene none of which mean much to m [...]

    5. Ramón Nogueras Pérez on said:

      La mejor ciencia ficci n es la que hace predicciones cre bles hacia d nde podr amos encaminarnos, dadas unas ciertas circunstancias En ese sentido, este libro es ciencia ficci n de la mejor que hay.Lo m s aterrador del libro es pensar que, al menos en parte, sucesos como los que describe est n sucediendo ya ahora El autor nos muestra una sociedad en la que, simplemente, el neoliberalismo se quita la careta y consigue su sue o, donde la polic a empresarial y el gobierno de las empresas se coloca [...]

    6. Megan Baxter on said:

      This book is ludicrous The premise really doesn t hold up to the minutest bit of scrutiny, and yet the writing isn t quite as pointed as necessary for a satire But for all that, it was an enjoyable read, once I resolved to stop trying to think if anything like this would ever happen Because, after all, even if it s ludicrous, Mad Max in the modern corporate world is pretty fun.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to t [...]

    7. Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom on said:

      So I almost went with 4 stars for Market Forces, then the last quarter of the book kicked and I also realized I was really only comparing it to Mr Morgan s other books Taking it on it s own, it s definitely a fiver as far as I m concerned.I so dig Morgan s stuff Between his cynical style of writing, his out there concepts that I can totally believe, and, even his themes that are heavy socialogical Normally I don t care much for when authors push their personal philosophies and beliefs Not sure i [...]

    8. Maria Arazo on said:

      The fifth star goes for the last 100 150 pages And because such a fucked up ending deserves them I mean, that s not a way to end a book if you want your readers to be happy and at ease But we readers like this sort of literary betrayal, I suppose Anyway, the main flaw of Market Forces is that the first 200 pages or so are slow this is not the best adjective, but I didn t find a better one And by slow I mean that there are too many small things happening, lots of information being thrown at you, [...]

    9. Oscar on said:

      Leyes de mercado , del ingl s Richard K Morgan, es una novela gil, escrita de forma directa, con un alto contenido de violencia y sexo La historia describe una sociedad en la que los ejecutivos de las grandes corporaciones se disputan los contratos en duelos automovil sticos, como si de gladiadores de la carretera se tratase Y es que los ejecutivos pueden ser retados en cualquier momento por aspirantes a un puesto en estas empresas A trav s del protagonista, Chris Faulkner, entramos en este mund [...]

    10. Nikki on said:

      I m torn between the fact that I like Morgan s writing it s slick, tight, packs a punch and the fact that his world is just too ridiculously ultra violent for me, and the characters I like don t come out well I liked Chris wife Carla, but of course, she loses her husband in the worst of way he s not dead, but he s thrown himself into a life she hates, and refused to accept her help in getting him out of it And he s cheated on her, of course let s not forget that.I find the world building interes [...]

    11. Nathan Burgoine on said:

      It would be wrong to say I was totally frustrated with this book I did finish it, which means it passed the marginal test of do I even want to bother finishing this Well, I finished it It failed, however, the other marginal test of should I have bothered finishing this There was one significant strike against it from step one for whatever the reason, the publisher decided that they would give the book the same style, cover, and font as Morgan s other two books Altered Carbon, and Broken Angels, [...]

    12. Andreas on said:

      After several deep recessions, the rift between rich and poor has widened dramatically Corporations pretty much run the world, and the only game in town is to work for one, if you have the guts for it Tenders and positions are battled for on the road with car duels, often to the death It s all very cutthroat and cool, but Morgan has somehow kept it just this side of believable Our hero, Chris Faulkner, works for the Shorn Corporation in the Conflict Investment department His job is, in simple te [...]

    13. Neo Marshkga on said:

      Richard K Morgan transports us into a world where the only thing that matters is money, where life has a price and where the destiny of whole countries is decided by men who only care about making a profit.If this sounds s the world we are living in, its is not a coin coincidence, because the book is set in a very near future, where there was a big crisis, and something shifted in civilization.Whole countries are in ruin, even the ones in the first world, companies are the ones making the calls, [...]

    14. Halden on said:

      Richard Morgan s Market Forces paints a bleak, disheartening and fairly believable picture of our society in the year 2049 This is a world where the poor are penned in cordoned zones and keep in check by oppressive policing, dugs and lack of education Corporations hold all the real power and executives Zek Tivs are held to different legal standards Not such a stretch is it The story focuses on the meteoric rise of Chris Faulkner s career after his brutal killing of a fellow executive to earn his [...]

    15. J Higgins on said:

      This is a hard hitting, brutally portrayed satire about global affairs and funding of wars The main character, Cris Faulkner, is a corporate deal maker, but in this world, in order to climb the corporate ladder, you are required to kill the person you wish you replace This is generally done on the highway in fatal road rage style face offs Sometimes multiple agents work together against other firms for an account One thing I must stress about this book and all of Morgan s books is that while the [...]

    16. Brainycat on said:

      Gritty and noirish, a cyberpunk novel that focuses on what happens in the gleaming towers of post national corporations and leaves Gibson s street to a vague, dirty other place Richard s command of his craft is clearly evident, making what would otherwise be another noir negative character arc engaging, lively and fun to read.

    17. Peter Tillman on said:

      A , very fine thriller with WSOD problems An entertaining, cinematic and very fast paced book.

    18. Koreander on said:

      Al fin un libro con un final atrevido Una lectura bastante salvaje y recomendable Una historia moderna que, sin embargo, casi parece escrita en los 80.

    19. Roviragrao on said:

      Me ha gustado el retrato desquiciado de la sociedad capitalista, con los entretenidos duelos como su m xima expresi n Quiz me ha faltado m s profundidad en los personajes para que todav a me pareciese m s interesante No puedo evitar compararla con Carbono alterado y creo que sale perdiendo.

    20. Richard Saar on said:

      From the Internet Book Reviewinternetbookreview 201It s coming up to Christmas, the biggest book receiving and giving period of the year for me, so in the month of December I enter into a kind of self imposed book buying exile All my friends and family have by now received a list of books I d like, if they re going to be kind enough to be buying books for me However, I m not going to stop reading, so I go back to my bookshelf and pick a few books to re read before Christmas, ones that I remember [...]

    21. Graham Crawford on said:

      Dear Mr Morgan I allow my favourite writers one huge stuff up Consider yourself served This book was truly terrible in every way You say it started life as a short story, and then you turned it into a film script The sort of B grade sci fi with cheap effects I find myself telling friends no SF s not really like that the books are really goodHollywood always dumbs things down Well thankfully this story was too dumb for even Hollywood to make.What dreadful friends you must have, to convince you af [...]

    22. Mathew Whitney on said:

      I had to give this one some time to settle in my mind before sitting down to review it With Market Forces, Richard K Morgan puts me in a position as a reader that I haven t found myself in since reading Frederik Pohl s Gateway I liked the way the story was written, I was interested in the world the author created, and I felt that most of the characters were well written and the basic premise was good On the other hand, most of the characters in this book are despicable.For a little while, the re [...]

    23. Thomas Cavano on said:

      Confessions First of all, let me confess that I listened to the audio book, read by Simon Vance on a long drive Second, let me confess that I now have read all of Richard K Morgan s published novels, and have loved all of them They are intelligent, surprising, innovative, full of rough humor and rough characters They are all to some degree horrifying This one was one of the roughest, though not for its violence It is horrifying because its dystopia is so accessible from where we stand It is a ni [...]

    24. Mark Harding on said:

      A fascinating book That Morgan turns such a bleak vision of the world into something that is such fun to read is remarkable.Flavours Rollerball, Death Race 2000, James Bond Daniel Craig era Wall Street The Godfather A Clockwork Orange The book is extremely filmic In the Acknowledgements you learn the book is derived from a film treatment Masses of violence, no shortage of sex and a good leavening of wit Careful study of a marriage going wrongAs a satire, what is particularly interesting is the w [...]

    25. Robert Laird on said:

      There s a scene in the book where the characters hear violence in the next apartment, and no one does anything, until our anti hero gets fed up and goes next door He ends up shooting the man of the house in the shoulder and knees, and then gives the wife some money to get him patched up Well, this story was like that I was getting fed up with it and wanted to take a gun to the author not to kill, but simply to maim him by shooting his hands, so he couldn t write any .Ok, that s a bit over the to [...]

    26. Josh on said:

      I don t know I just did not like this I most disliked the bizarre and implausible death car battles by corporate executives This was crucial to the plot, but thoroughly ridiculous Other than that, the scenario is an absolutely depressing dystopic vision of capitalism gone wild, where corporate executives toy with and overthrow third world governments for a share of GDP All of the characters, with the possible exception of Carla the protagonist s wife and her family, are absolutely despicable peo [...]

    27. El Biblionauta on said:

      Crees que hemos tocado fondo, que la crisis econ mica que estamos atravesando es lo peor a lo que se puede llegar, que una sociedad no puede caer m s bajo que cuando asiste impasible a la muerte de una vieja incinerada por una vela porque resulta que no se pod a permitir pagar la electricidad, y entonces zas lees esta novela y Richard Morgan te ense a que no, que hay un futuro a n peor Leyes de mercado es una distop a brutal y sin concesiones que en tan s lo doce a os el tiempo que va de su publ [...]

    28. Bronwyn on said:

      I don t think this actually deserves four stars, but I enjoyed the hell out of it Maybe it was just a bit too timely with all the sturm and drang of late Anyway, if you can get past the inherently goofy conceit that corporate battles are now fought not in boardrooms, but on the streets with souped up cars and glocks, then you ll be fine Much of the usual Morgan ultraviolence, but set in a near future where income inequality has gotten um intense, and corporations are real upfront about their fin [...]

    29. Dawn on said:

      Wow, harsh ending I like this author a lot, I love his gritty and harsh anti hero type characters and the blow em up, beat em up, shoot em up worlds they live in Chris Faulkner is my least favorite of his characters so far, not because he is a complete and utter bastard but because he has these qualms of conscience, like he s a good guy who didn t mean for any of this to happen and isn t quite sure how it did The idea of Langley now being contract killers was highly amusing, especially as they [...]

    30. Patrick on said:

      Market Forces takes place in a ridiculous near future where investment banking executives control the fate of third world revolutionsd also duel to the death on the highways of England Ok, so the IBank stuff is far plausible The story follows the adventures of a young executive named Chris, who I disliked within the first 20 pages, and who became less likable although occasionally sympathetic as the book progressed In fact, I found most of the characters repulsive.That said, author Richard K M [...]

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