[FoRK] Gibson's Spook Country

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Thu Aug 30 12:14:49 PDT 2007

On 8/30/07, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> Fantastic.  His second-best book, only topped by Count Zero.  In
> fact, if I have any criticism of Spook Country at all it's that it
> has (too?) many structural and character similarities to Count Zero.
> I didn't like Idoru and really didn't like Virtual Light, and could
> barely force myself to finish Pattern Recognition (though that may
> well deserve a second shot...)  But I couldn't put Spook Country
> down, and I expect it to stay with me for a while...
> His thesis is that science fiction is extraneous at this point
> because the present is weird enough is...  thought-provoking.  In the
> sense that this provides a sort of proof, this may well be his most
> important book since Neuromancer - and possibly ever.

Maybe I'm just becoming a cheap bastard with age, but I find
hardcovers to be increasingly irritating. Give me something more
portable any day.


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