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Neuromancer, by William Gibson

rainbowrachel's review against another edition

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dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.5

agrafena's review against another edition

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2.0

A fever dream

theybedax's review against another edition

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4.0

This was rather hard to make myself read. Mostly because this is not a casual read. This will require you to stop, breath, and pay the hell attention. That being said, it is fantastic. There are so many stand out moments of just brutal beauty. One stand out moment would be this beauty, "Really, my artiste, you amaze me. The lengths you will go to in order to accomplish your own destruction. The redundancy of it! The speed to eat your sense away, drink to keep it all fluid, Linda for sweeter sorrow, and the street to hold the axe. How far you've come, to do it now, and what grotesque props. . . . Playgrounds hung in space, castles hermetically sealed, the rarest rots of old Europa, dead men sealed in little boxes, magic out of China. . . .But I supposed that is the way of the artiste, no? You needed this world built for you, this beach, this place. To die." There are so many beautiful, dark, frightening, poignant moments that make the grind of reading so worth the brain power.

knitcowboy's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0

Suomi mainittu 

rho21's review against another edition

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The borrowing time ended

qdony's review against another edition

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5.0

Ya se me pasará el subidón, pero en caliente le pondría 10 estrellas.

Hablaremos de el en The Spoiler Club y en algún momento habrá reseña, pero mi subconsciente tiene que procesarlo primero.

[Editado el 8 de agosto de 2014: Añado el vídeo del Spoiler Club en el que hablamos del libro]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQS5dPB__-0&list=UUliVwC-DpgcV6KaSsJDx4aQ&index=3

follettoonip's review against another edition

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4.0

visionario è dire poco.

claudia_is_reading's review against another edition

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5.0

This is such a great story! Exciting, filled with suspense and, even after all these years, still relevant. 
I fell in love with its broken characters, with their will to stay alive, with this daunting future in which humans have cybernetic enhancements, can interact with computers and AIs are a common asset but can (and are) used ruthlessly by huge, corrupt corporations. This world is dark and gritty, yes, but never hopeless.
And Gibson's writing is fantastic, easy to follow and it possesses a raw beauty that won me over from the very beginning.
So, here I am, again, submerging myself in this rough, unyielding future... and loving it ♥

rouver's review against another edition

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4.0

This book is...different. It's not the fluffy, easy-read type. This is Sci-Fi from 1984. Gibson drops you into his world & expects you to be smart enough to figure out what all his made-up terminology means. This book is about a futuristic internet BEFORE THERE WAS AN INTERNET. Or at least the kind you envision today when you say 'internet.' I personally didn't start using the internet until 1993. Back then, you had to know a bit of programming just to read your email. There was no clicking on links. There was typing of commands. The fact that this book was written 10 yrs before that & the author tries to describe a matrix that you plug into & access with your mind is fantastic. It's also a bit confusing at times. Gibson is credited as being the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term "cyberspace" in 1982, making this a must-read for any sci-fi fan.

Case is a 'cyberspace cowboy'...a thief who works inside the matrix, stealing data & information. Unfortunately, he stole from one of his employers and they chemically burned out his ability to connect to the 'internet.' Flirting with death, Case has set himself up as a middleman in any illegal business he can get...stolen goods, drugs, information...when he's sought out by a beautiful & surgically enhanced assassin who has digital eye implants & retractable blades in her fingers. He's hired to once again be a cowboy in the matrix & his job is to break the "ice" (security) around one of the most powerful AI's in the world. The problem is that any cowboy who gets even close to one dies instantly. Case has to please his employer on this impossible task (and find out exactly WHO his employer is) or he'll never get the antidote to the poison sacs they've placed in his arteries.

tome's review

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0