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Library JournalThe characters in Gibson's novel live in the present, but the future is catching up to them faster than to the rest of us. Hollis Henry, the former lead singer of a cult rock band who has turned to journalism to make a living, gets an assignment from a mysterious magazine so new that it doesn't even exist yet. The story, about an underground art movement, leads her to investigate a mysterious shipping container whose unknown contents have attracted a Belgian billionaire, a family of Cuban spies, and the U.S. government. Thrown into the mix are such surreal details as Santería coexisting with sophisticated computer codes and instant messaging in a makeshift Cyrillic, not to mention a virtual giant squid. Part thriller, part spy novel, part speculative fiction, Gibson's provocative work is like nothing you have ever read before. Highly recommended for public libraries. [LJ 7/1/07]
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