Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson

"Kumiko tottered along beside him on black French patent spikes. As she'd predicted, it was virtually impossible to navigate the glass-hard rippled patches of ice in these boots"

I have been a fan of William Gibson since first discovering the cyberpunk legend that is Neuromancer whilst at University. This third instalment in the Sprawl series left me a little cold. I wanted to warm to the characters and stories yet felt strangely remote from the action. Uninterested, a fraction bored. Perhaps I missed something. I finished this waiting for someone in a medical centre - not exactly the setting to inspire a tonne of interest, although conversely I was desirous of escapism. 3 out of 5 for mine.

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