If books were people then this would be the rebellious teenager nobody understands! This is No. 12 on the book list and welcome to the very fascinating world of CYBER PUNK!
That’s right, Neuromancer is probably one of the best Cyber Punk novels ever written. It’s psychedelic, it’s crazy, it’s unreal and it’s totally fascinating. The whole time reading this book one has the feeling of trying to catch up, trying to absorb the whole thing and yet the rush to see what happens next. To me the book was a blur, a most vivid and wonderful blur though, one I loved every second.
Neuromancer by William Gibson rightly deserves it’s place in sci-fi. It’s not just good, it’s great! It has elements to it which in the post-Matrix world we all might recognize and yet there is something so completely alien about it. The book moves, it’s like a living breathing thing. It’s fast too with the characters all more curious than the last. I must admit here that the book is a faster paced than to my liking, after all I am a guy who loves the laid back writing style of Tolkien! However, I wanted to keep progressing with this book, wanted to picture every crazy dream like thing this book represented. I wanted to SEE the world of Neuromancer and I think I did get a glimpse. It’s gorgeous.
Now I shall give the books description of itself before continuing!
“Case was the sharpest thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he’s ready for the silicon-quick, bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire generation of fiction.”
See? Even the description is crazy! What more can I say about a book that has fascinated entire generations?
Oh yeah, it’s not for everyone. Not at all. Some might find it curiously strange while some will try to find the nearest bin after reading the first few pages! It is an amazing ride but it’s also like riding a bull, you gotta hold on to see the fun.
I recommend this strongly to all and sundry to just see the brilliant world created by William Gibson, it’s fashionably crazy!
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