Idoru (Bridge, #2)
This is the 6th bk I've read by Gibson. I read "Neuromancer" 1st & was excited by the CyberPunk genre b/c it seemed like an important new development in SF. Since then, it's become a bit hackneyed for me. In fact, I've kindof long since written off Gibson as being not such a great writer. NONETHELESS, I started reading this, knowing that I'd enjoy it for all the same reasons that I've ever enjoyed CyberPunk: its environment of near-future technical sleaze - &, yes, I immediately became engrossed & read it rapidly - eagerly enjoying it. While reading it, I was thinking something along the lines of: "Gibson's better than I give him credit for" - & there ARE plenty of interesting ideas. BUT, then, I finish reading it & it's like nothing about it sticks w/ me much. Gibson's basically a pulp writer & I LIKE pulp writing. However, some pulp writers, like Hammett & Dick, impress me not only w/ their ideas but also w/ their prose. Gibson never quite succeeds in doing that. But, what the fuck, I still like his writing alot - I just can't bring myself to give him a 4 or 5 star rating.
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