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Posted September 20, 2003
Somewhat disappointing for a master like Gibson
Although William Gibson is an accomplished science fiction writer (you may or may not know that his seminal debut Neuromancer coined the term 'cyberspace'), this book doesn't do his talents justice. The plot revolves around a bicycle messenger who steals what she assumes to be an ordinary pair of glasses at a party, only to find that she got a lot more than she bargained for. The story is populated by edgy characters, and Gibsons' poetic prose breathes real life into the world he has created (a near-future version of California), but the plot moved slowly and failed to draw me in. This book is the first of a trilogy that includes Idoru and All Tomorrow's Parties, so hopefully the story picks up in the next volume.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.