#9338669, By senso-ji Rate the last book you read

  • senso-ji 1 Feb 2013 10:58:40 8,245 posts
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    Neuromancer by William Gibson

    Was Gibson mentioned in the credits for The Matrix? Around 50-60% of this book is featured in the Wachowski brother's films.

    In any case, I have mixed feelings about this novel. It starts off really well, setting the cyberpunk atmosphere perfectly. It does, however, get boring around the middle and the ending is difficult to follow at times before Gibson pulls it all together. The prose is unique and moves at a good pace, lending itself brilliantly to the subject matter, but sometimes paragraphs can degenerate into meaningless techno-babble as Gibson tries to cram in as much detail as possible.

    Overall I'd recommend this for casual sci-fi fans or anyone not familiar with the cyberpunk genre.

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