Sunday, July 20, 2003

Book Review: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. In Pattern Recognition, William Gibson intrigues us with something a bit less fanciful than his previous offerings. He has turned his eye from the future choosing instead to stare down the very current trends of hyper marketing, the free flow of information via the Internet and how both the naive and powerful can subvert it to their needs. The book is hip, edgy, fast, and fun. It is so believable that the ending will leave you wondering if it is fiction or documentary.

Gibson's previous work includes Neuromancer, Burning Chrome, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Publisher's weekly has referred to him as "The Patron Saint of Cyberpunk."


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