I've followed Gibson's novels for a few years, and many are the best of their (cyber-punk) genre. 'Neuromancer', and the marvellous Bridge Trilogy are truly inspired. This feels different, and much of the narrative is building up to a mediocre climax, underpinned by some so-so takes on cyber-reality.
Central characters are not well drawn, and I felt all the way through that this was a forced, rushed novel. That said, a mediocre Gibson is still streets ahead of others in the field, so I'd recommend persevering with this, but it doesn't beat his stuff from the '90s....Continua
Not in the sense it's "funny" - but in the sense that in the end not much happens in the book, and while we see some continuity with previous work (through the Blue Ant agency featured in at least a previous book by Gibson), this new "world" does not look (to me) as interesting as the previous cyberpunk works.
If you like Gibson style, though, you will probably appreciate it anyway....Continua
A good read, Gibson has its own style, cryptic at times, condensed in others and more expansive in others still. The story is gripping enough however I found the end a bit anticlimactic.
It was my first time reading Gibson, and I expected more..
An enjoyable book, but not what I think of when I think of William Gibson. (It's not science fiction. I'm calling it a thriller, but I don't really know if that quite fits. A bit of a spy thriller, I suppose, but not quite.) Anyway, I found the story engaging, though I was distracted by things that didn't have much, in the end, to do with the story but which seemed like the places Gibson might have branched off into something futuristic and more like I imagine Gibson's writing to be....Continua