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The Peripheral (2014)

by William Gibson(Favorite Author)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 4
0399158448 (ISBN13: 9780399158445)
Putnam Adult
review 1: One of the best books I've read this year. I'm not sure if I would rate it as highly as some of Gibson's other work and the epilogue is a tad wishy-washy, but for close to 500 pages it has everything I love about Gibson in spades; wry humour, keen prose, great characters, an intriguing plot, and a cunningly imaginative and detailed backdrop.. The micro-chapter structure promotes some pretty addictive reading...
review 2: I really enjoyed this read. The slang and the jargon with barely enough context clues to keep me attached to the narrative, but the action was fine. LOL, I thought Haptics was a made up term for haphazard battle tactics, which worked and fit. But then I did some reading about Haptics and found it fascinating. That's why I like Gibson: he ma
... morekes me smarter. I had to reread the half-page where the murder takes place -- I couldn't process what happened right away -- structure mirroring content. What a great trick to play. It also took a while for me to realize there were two futures happening and once I cracked that it was all very enjoyable, like a vanity sonnet by Chappell -- one verse nested within another. Very pleasing. A pleasure to read, and my mind was longing for it days after I was finished reading. less
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What a visionary. His best book since Neuromancer.
Fantastic sci-fi by one of the masters.
Gold Farming meets Quantum Tunnelling.
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