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Neuromancer : Remembering Tomorrow - William Gibson

Neuromancer

Remembering Tomorrow

Paperback

Published: 15th August 1986
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Neuromancer is the multiple award-winning novel that launched the astonishing career of William Gibson. The first fully-realized glimpse of humankind's digital future, it is a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

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2.7

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3.0

ITS CYBERPUNK, SO BE WARNED!

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from Adelaide SA

About Me Bookworm

Pros

  • Challenging To Read
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Get Back What You Put In
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow
  • May Need To Re-read

Best Uses

  • Eye Opener
  • Gift
  • Older Readers

Comments about Neuromancer:

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.

 
3.0

Interesting concepts.

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from Melbourne AU

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Pioneering Concepts

Cons

  • Characters Uninteresting
  • Difficult To Follow
  • Not What I expected

Best Uses

  • Reference

Comments about Neuromancer:

I was excited to read this book as it came highly recommended but ultimately I found it disappointing. I didn't connect with the characters. It was a bit hard to keep track of at times and it was just a bit boring.
It was interesting to see the influence it has had on other stories (especially The Matrix movies) but otherwise I'd head to other books.

 
2.0

Readable

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from Melbourne

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    Cons

    • Disappointing
    • Not What I expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neuromancer:

      I just could not lose myself in it.

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      prompt and in good condition as always

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      "Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications."--The New York Times "Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy, decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance."--The Washington Post "[Gibson]...invented the future with Neuromancer."--Entertainment Weekly "A mindbender of a read...fully realized in its geopolitical, technological, and psychosexual dimensions."--Village Voice "Science fiction of exceptional texture and vision."--San Francisco Chronicle "Unforgettable...The richness of Gibson's world is incredible."--Chicago Sun-Times "Here is an entirely new world, intense as an electric shock. William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry...An enthralling adventure story, as brilliant and coherent as a laser. This is why science fiction was invented!"--Bruce Sterling -A mind-bender of a read.- --The Village Voice-Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications.- --New York Times-Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance.- --Washington Post "A mind-bender of a read." --The Village Voice"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." --New York Times"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." --Washington Post "A mind-bender of a read." The Village Voice"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." New York Times"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." Washington Post" "A mind-bender of a read." The Village Voice"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." New York Times"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." Washington Post " "A mind-bender of a read." --The Village Voice"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." --New York Times"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." --Washington Post

      ISBN: 9780441569595
      ISBN-10: 0441569595
      Series: Remembering Tomorrow
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 18+ years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 288
      Published: 15th August 1986
      Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.8  x 1.91
      Weight (kg): 0.14