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Posted May 28, 2009
William Gibson is one of the authors that has stepped over the line of political correctness in literature.
Mona Lisa Overdrive is a very interesting novel. I do have to say William Gibson is one of the authors that has stepped over the line of political correctness in literature. The way he throws around sexuality and curse words is distasteful, even if it creates a realistic environment in our current time. I hate to say it, but his style facilitates the presentation of some very intuitive concepts about the world today. The creativity in the plot and new genre is impeccably different. Most stories have been told before but with a little different plot each time, however reading this book had me curious what was going to happen next. Mona Lisa Overdrive is hard to get into, especially if you have not read a William Gibson book before. Gibson uses this technique of writing two or more stories and them splitting them up into chapters. After that he intertwines them to make a book. This makes it especially hard for procrastinators like me to read his books because once they get back to reading the book, they forget what happened and need to reread. This book has four stories going on at once which makes it hard to get into and understand. Another thing that makes Gibson's books hard to read is his metaphors that go on for .oh about half a page, which is another short attention span folly of the currant generations.
Conclusively I state, that the more you read his books, the easier they are to comprehend and follow. Personally, I secretly started to enjoy the formatting of his books because it added an element of mystery to my love of sifi. Although, If I were to rate this book on a scale from 1 to 5, I would give it a 3 because it is not very reader friendly.
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Posted November 17, 2009
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