Joker dancing on stairs

Getting to the Next Level

Takeshi Kovacs, the main character in my favorite book, “Altered Carbon,” gets the shit kicked out of him with every turn of the page. After he undergoes the equivalent of multiple lifetimes of torture, Kovacs, a seasoned spec ops agent, finally snaps. As he does, Kovacs hallucinates the apparition of a long-lost brother-in-arms who encourages […]