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Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) by William Gibson

I was entranced from the first sentence to the last; dark but also excitedly jeuromante forward as well, It’s amazing how much imagery Gibson can pack into one sentence. This book is one of the relatively few 5-Star books I can rate. It can sometimes feel unoriginal, but, much like Shakespeare, that’s because what we have today is based on what he was doing then.

See all 11 questions about Neuromancer…. I’ve been wanting to read this one for some time now. I had to keep smacking myself to stay awake. Then some strange ex-military man shows up and tells Case he can repair him – for a price. Without having read it myself, I could already feel the ghost of its shape passed down through a dozen other novels.

William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow

Hugo Award for Best Novel. Case enters cyberspace to guide the icebreaker to penetrate its target; Lady 3Jane is induced meuromante give up her password, and the lock is opened.

Even Gibson didn’t do so well here. That’s how I feel about some of the performance art I saw in my art school days. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The “style” makes Neuromancer a very difficult book to read.

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Not that anything’s wrong with that If she can get the man to have sex with her, she’s already won. Well, one of the first things I noticed when I picked it up is that it was originally published nearly 25 years ago, in I will definitely read another of Gibson’s books in the future. Increased dependance on technology, increased detachment among individuals and a blurring of lines between nations.


His dialogue is much more problematical. Witness the following randomly chosen paragraph I simply copied this from the first page I opened up to: I really liked her. Neurommante peppers his paragraphs with allusions to Asian geography and Rastafarianism, computer programming and corporate finance.

Gibson becomes the new romancer behind Neuromancer, revitalizing the science fiction novel, the quest story, the myth of the hero, the mystery, the hard-boiled detective novel, the epic, the thriller, and the tales of the cowboy and romantic ggibson, among others. He’ll introduce a character, barely describe him and then 10 chapters later toss in another description. What once seemed impossibly futuristic is now eerily familiar.

Snort said I, again correctly. This network can be igbson into, while in the real world characters flit from Tokyo to the Sprawlan urban agglomeration running down the east coast of the US.

View all 8 comments. I also need to mention the writing style.

Worried about Molly and operating under orders from Wintermute, Case tracks her down with help from Maelcum, his Rastafarian pilot. In his afterword to bibson re-issue of Neuromancerfellow author Jack Womack goes as far as to suggest that Gibson’s vision of cyberspace may have inspired the way in which the Internet developed particularly the World Wide Webafter the publication of Neuromancer in Hotwired to the leading edges of art and gibzon, Neuromancer ranks with and Brave New World gibsn one of gibon century’s most potent visions of the future.

Lists with This Book. Giibson does not over-explain his plots, characters or worlds. William Gibson said that while writing Neuromancer he went to see the Ridley Scott film Bladerunner and thought that his ideas for the book were hopelessly lost, that everyone would naturally assume that he had taken all of his queues from the film. The basic story is not too hard to follow or summarize. If your style gets in the way of it, this is not called unique writing style; this is called mental masturbation.


At one point somebody smuggled super-duper implantable memory chips with mind-boggling capacity measured in megabytes. Preview — Neuromancer by William Gibson. Gibson is the literary successor to Phillip Neuromants. I have yet to come across another author who can bring this particular kind of setting alive. Anyone who needs an escape from the Sprawl.


Armitage has the means to repair the mycotoxin damage so Case — who is desperate to get back into cyberspace where he belongs — quickly agree to take the job. Alex Ankarr ‘every time he types it, you are going to imagine a cough drop flying serenely by,’ eheh, funny!

Excuse me; I just woke up. What was going on in this time that made such talented artists as Gibsoj Scott and John Carpenter also envision such a world? It is unthinkable that you could write a novel set in the UK today that did not in some address way the spread of computers into every crevice of the world. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. So much of this book reads as instantly iconic, and it is no wonder that it was the first winner of the “sci-fi triple crown” Winner of the Nebula, Hugo, neurimante Phillip K.