A review by kimu
Agency, by William Gibson


I read the first book in this series, Peripheral, right at the start of the pandemic, which was just… extremely poor timing. While it was an excellent book and I was sure the second book would be great, I just couldn’t bring myself to read it. Thanks to a long road trip and my spouse having read this already and really wanting to re-read it, we listened to it together this week. I’m really glad that we decided to listen to the stellar audiobook version of this - really exemplary recording. The storyline felt slightly more hopeful than Peripheral and Gibson made some really smart plot choices to help give this more of an alternate future vibe. Very intriguing developments that stand alone, but also make me excited to see where this trio of books is going to go next.