Saturday, April 21, 2012

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . . Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction. Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future. From Goodreads

I liked this book but I won't say I enjoyed it that much. It was hard going in places with the language it was written in. Sometimes very difficult to understand and I had to reread some paragraphs in order for them to make sense. But I found it a very interesting story, artificial intelligence (AI) and man against another AI and I might at some point read the rest of this Sprawl Trilogy.

100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012, 
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, 
2012 Ebook Challenge, 
2012 Sci-Fi Challenge

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