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'Pattern Recognition' is very different from Gibson's 'cyberpunk' novels and better. Less reliance on the technical and less time spent educating the reader on the novel's context. The characters are more developed and complex than in his prior novels. I loved the co...
'Pattern Recognition' is very different from Gibson's 'cyberpunk' novels and better. Less reliance on the technical and less time spent educating the reader on the novel's context. The characters are more developed and complex than in his prior novels. I loved the conceit of the heroin's occupation -- coolhunter -- and the characterization of her ability as a 'phobia' or 'allergy' to mass market designs. Her skill or condition, if you will, gives force to her judgment of the authenticity of the internet movie clips which form the central mystery of the book. The story eventually evaporates into a cloud of unknowing for her just as opaque as the mystery of the film and reflecting the ultimate question 'so what?' Cayce Pollard's quest is to learn why the movie seems 'real' to her as only her father's love has ever been to her before. As with most good novels, it is full of insights into the world that evoke the reader's recognition. A good read.

posted by Anonymous on May 8, 2006

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This book takes the reader into the world of Cayce Pollard. Pollard is paid to rpedict trends in advertising and has a strange phobia to certain logos. The plot involves the search for the creator of film clips that are being released on the internet. Pollard is paid...
This book takes the reader into the world of Cayce Pollard. Pollard is paid to rpedict trends in advertising and has a strange phobia to certain logos. The plot involves the search for the creator of film clips that are being released on the internet. Pollard is paid to hunt for the creator, and the trip takes to Japan, and Russia. I found the book hard to follow. The text rambled at times. I also didn't connect with Pollard and the obsession with the film. If you are a Gibson fan, this book may appeal to you. However, if you have not read any of Gibson's work I would not recommend this book to be your first.

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