Idoru by William Gibson

383 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced


"The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we're entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame."--The Washington Post Book World 21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everyw...

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adventurous 81%
mysterious 63%
funny 27%
tense 27%
challenging 18%
dark 18%
inspiring 18%
emotional 9%
hopeful 9%
informative 9%
reflective 9%


fast 63%
medium 27%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Plot: 42% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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