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Neuromancer by William Gibson
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Mar 14, 2009

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bookshelves: science-fiction, dystopian, cyberpunk, artificial-intelligence

There is no doubt this book is dated. I'm not concerned with that. I know the history surrounding the book and I now understand the full extent of it's influence. I'm amazed by the scope of this influence, reaching into culture in ways that I did not realize until I was reading and something would stand out and I would exclaim, hey, I get the connection! Gibson's style, his voice and grittiness (at least gritty for 1984) made me feel more connected to the book more than the characters did and generally, I prefer characters who are easy to relate to over an author's built world. I enjoyed reading this even though it is depressing and I plan to read Gibson's other books.
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Reading Progress

March 14, 2009 – Shelved
June 7, 2009 – Shelved as: science-fiction
September 5, 2009 – Shelved as: dystopian
September 19, 2009 –
0.0% "Too much homework. Hopefully will finish this weekend."
Started Reading
September 20, 2009 – Finished Reading
October 31, 2010 – Shelved as: cyberpunk
March 13, 2011 – Shelved as: artificial-intelligence

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