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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
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Mar 12, 2009

it was ok
Read in March, 2009

A really big letdown after the masterful depiction of cyberpunk in Neuromancer. Perhaps the problem is that the entire story takes place in a modern-day setting instead of in an interesting future. Or perhaps the problem is lack of relatable characters or a plot that maintains the reader's interest for the duration of the story. In any case, steer clear of this one.
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Sandi How funny. I loved this book and hated "Neuromancer". I have noticed that a lot of people who like this hate "Neuromancer" and the people who love "Neuromancer" hate "Pattern Recognition".

I liked the way you stated your opinion, even if I don't agree. :)

Michael What an interesting observation, Sandi. I just gave Pattern Recognition to a friend who is also a Neuromancer fan, so I'll have to see if the pattern holds (no pun intended).

RandomAnthony It's funny, I was just about to write almost the exact same thing as Sandi...

high-fives Sandi

Chloe I think it's a little odd that, for the most part, I'm ambivalent toward Neuromancer but flat out hated Pattern Recognition (I've always been a Count Zero aficionado). You can tell that Gibson is trying to find a new voice for himself (now that we live in the future that he created). I think he did a much better job in Spook Country, once he had a better idea of what exactly his new style should sound like.

Carla Remy I strangely exactly agree with Logan.

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