August 30, 2011

Review - "Neuromancer" by William Gibson

Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway, jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills.

Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way, and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance - and a cure - for a price.

Here are the books famous first words...
"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel..."

My evaluation

I'm impressed by Neuromancer, even today. This reprint of a 1984 classic shows that William Gibson's tale compares well with the cyberspace and nanotechnology revolution of the last decade or so as if the author had a crystal ball.

It's complex, entertaining and confusing and shouldn't be your first introduction to Sci-Fi, but if you enjoyed the movie "The Matrix" you might love this book! 

My rating

of 5

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 496 KB
Print Length: 288 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0441007465
Publisher: Ace (July 1, 2000)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B000O76ON6

Pic of the day: An African Pied Kingfisher


  1. It's been a long time since I read Neuromancer. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  2. It was a great read, despite of - or maybe because of - its age :-)


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