To be completely honest, I struggled with this book. I know it has been declared one of science fiction's greatest achievements. It should, however, come with a warning of a vast pre-requisite knowledge (or at least, a major in) Cyberpunk. I dont even know what Cyberpunk *is*, so i guess if i wasn't so lazy i would have done some research before setting out to explore this unchartered region of the Sci fi Galaxy. But then again, that's not my style. Once i choose a book to read, i expect to be able to sit down, get stuck in, and enjoy it. This one failed that test, and my review will reflect that. The writing is gorgeous. The opening paragraph to the opening chapter possesses a sentence so perfect it grabbed my attention straight away. And the book is littered with gems of similar quality. The characters are competently drawn and fully likeable, too. Well, at least the good ones are. There's no humour. A trifling bit of gore toward the end and little to no sex. Not judging, just saying. I am reading the immaculately presented 2013 Voyager Hardcover Edition and it is spiffo. My problems relates to the plot. I had trouble working out what was going on, who was who, and which side to barrack for. I dont even know *when* the story was set. Even now, at the late hour of having just 10 percent of the book left unread, I can't be sure of understanding who is doing what to whom. No doubt that is my fault, for skim reading it, or for not concentrating enough, or being too lazy to go back and re-read parts of the book i failed to understand. But NAUROMANCER is a work of fiction. It is not a text to be studied. Or maybe it is. If that is the case, then it proves my point. In my opinion, books are meant to be fun to read. NEUROMANCER wasn't. That could be my problem (highly likely) but as i own the book, chances are i will pick it up in three years time and think it the GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. I certainly can't say that now, however. Or maybe Cyberpunk just isn't for me. Who knows.