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kindle Ù Neuromancer â William Gibson E embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fictionThe winner of the Hugo Nebula and Philip K Dick Awards Neuromancer was the first fully realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future 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 imaginatio Wow What a terrible bookFirst let me just say that I read for entertainment value Anything else that happens is gravy That being said the biggest reason this book is so awful is that Gibson's characters are completely hollow Gibson makes it up as he goes along He'll introduce a character barely describe him and then 10 chapters later toss in another description As if to say Oh yeah did I mention his hands were chainsaws? Yeah they were totally chainsaws Cool right?The reason this is such a headache is that once your mind's eye has cast the characters as shallow as they are all of a sudden there's a new dimension tossed in He doesn't just do this with characters he does it with locations as well Never giving you a chance to really place the characters in a setting Other than a dark city street I mean Try a little harder Gibson I'm not a writer but isn't that a sign of BAD WRITING?The second reason this book is so bad is Gibson's writing style I hate writing styles Stop trying to show off and just tell me a story The style makes Neuromancer a very difficult book to read I'd read 2 or 3 chapters and literally have no idea what was going on Gibson will write a whole page with four lines of dialog and the rest of the page will describe absolutely nothing Reminds me of the Mark Twain uote Don't say the old lady screamed Bring her on and let her screamNow for the positives Gibson clearly just wanted to write a string of action seuences and techno babel Being a computer nerd myself I found all of that interesting Towards the end the characters actually have dialog with each other and as things come to a head it actually get's entertaining here and there Another huge plus is that this book is considered the first true Cyberpunk work and has been heavily mined by Hollywood Anime and pop culture in general Coining phrases like Matrix Cyberspace etc For me this was probably the first book I ever read just to say I read it I don't regret it but believe me I'm glad it's over because I literally forced myself through it Just wait for the movie It'll probably make sense

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Neuromancer reader ↠ Kindle Edition É william gibson É Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology Neuromancer is a cyberpunk science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the futureThe Matrix is a world within the Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology Neuromancer is a cyberpunk science fiction masterpiece a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the futureThe Matrix is a world within the world a global consensus hallucination the representation of every byte of data in cyberspaceHenry Dorsett Case was the sharpes For well over 20 years I have seen copies of William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” on the Sci FiFantasy shelves of nearly every bookstore I have gone into I recently decided to pick up a copy and read it I figured a book that’s been continuously in print for over twenty years and is considered a ground breaking work in Science Fiction had to be good I figured wrong “Neuromancer” is a very convoluted novel It jumps from local to local and situation to situation in a very jerky way To add to the confusion a good chunk of the novel takes place in a 1980’s cyberspace that seems very dated to this 21st century reader Gibson utterly fails at making any of the characters or settings come to life And the action isn’t very active There’s plenty of sex and violence in the book but it’s all very pedestrian The violence is slightly exciting than the sex I couldn’t even bring myself to care about the “hero” and what happens to him He has no passion even when his ability to plug into the matrix is restored There is an overwhelming sense of hopelessness to the novel that doesn’t ever let up It’s depressing from beginning to end“Neuromancer” is considered to be groundbreaking in that it brought us the sub genre of cyberpunk However it’s just not very good For a much better cyberpunk read try Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” It has many of the same elements as “Neuromancer” but it’s fleshed out better has better character development and brings both the real world and cyberspace to life

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NeuromancerT data thief in the business until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier Ashpool business clan With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly mirror eyed street samurai to watch his back Cas Context Sometimes the key to understanding something is context And never is that the case than with the book Neuromancer Neuromancer is a very famous genre creatingchanging book winner of many awards I’m reading Neuromancer for the first time; while not uite done I find the story to be decent and the writing to be ok As just a book that I am reading I would call it fair But that is an evaluation without contextUnder what context does my evaluation change? Well one of the first things I noticed when I picked it up is that it was originally published nearly 25 years ago in 1984 And it is at that point that the context suddenly clicks and becomes crucial Neuromancer is a book about in large part individuals exploring and exploiting cyberspace and to a lesser extent about artificial intelligence When this book was written the vast majority of people did not own a computer; it was just around the time when the idea of a family buying one started to become prevalent and the computer they could buy did not have a hard drive and probably had no than 64kb of RAM the Apple IIe my family got in 1985 was “expandable” to 128kb of RAM than almost any program we would want to run could possibly need Pretty much no one had heard of the internet and email was virtually unknown The World Wide Web and webpages as we think of them today were still about 8 years away I was reasonably plugged in at the time and I first heard about WWW and html around ‘9293prior to that the internet for most people was email independent bulletin boards anyone remember CompuServe? anonymous FTP and Gopher When one considers what the world was like what fiction about computers was like at the time it was written Neuromancer must have been absolutely stunning The innovation and direction were ground breaking in a way that little other fiction has likely been during our lifetimeAn analogy would be the movie Citizen Kane Citizen Kane is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made Sit down and watch it with someone who enjoys movies but has never seen it Citizen Kane is a decent film with a decent story but is hardly a stunning blow the mind away movie in any sense I’m not sure it has aged particularly well and I suspect a lot of people today find it a rather boring film But again that is if we view it without context Contextually Citizen Kane is one of the most influential movies ever made Many have said rightfully so that it not only taught Hollywood how to make movies it taught the audience how to watch movies Citizen Kane uses nonlinear plot and flashbacks It uses uniue camera angles and closeups and shadow all in ways that were completely innovative and unheard of for the time Today we watch Citizen Kane and it seems sort of ho hum because generations of movie makers and watchers have been influenced by it At the time Citizen Kane was revolutionary and it is in that context that its importance and influence are judgedWhile everything is created in some context the context is not always critical Some works are timeless and stand fairly well on their own I think a book like The Count of Monte Cristo or The Hobbit can largely be enjoyed or disliked by someone without appreciation of when and under what circumstances it was written others will disagree Other works are best appreciated with respect to context The Jazz Singer is a rather poor film but as the first “talkie” it killed the silent picture and changed Hollywood Citizen Kane was arguably even revolutionary although in somewhat subtler ways And it is with a consideration of context that the importance and value of Neuromancer can be judgedI'm not trying to claim that Neuromancer is as important or ground breaking as Citizen Kane Neuormancer was likely not the first novel to explore the themes and concepts that it did but it popularized a way of thinking about the role and future of computers and computer networks like no other novel has since The word “cyberspace” was popularized by this novel although original coined by Gibson in an earlier short story and Neuromancer has had both direct and indirect influence on all social cybernetworks and games eg World of Warcraft or Second Life I suspect the book is much easier to read now then it was when written because so many terms and concepts which were new at the time are now just part of our current cultureIf you newly read Neuromancer you may or may not enjoy it as I already stated I’m finding it to be rather middle of the road overall but you certainly will not understand its importance or influence for better or worse without some consideration of context