Great look into a High Tech future, however the all the characters were unlikable. Thus I became
uninterested in them. The ideas of the digital infused future kept me interested for a while, but
in the end I could not finish it.
I found this book boring and rambling. I couldn't finish it no matter how hard I tried and eventually just put it down without finishing it.
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Read Jerry's review. I did not make it past the first third of the book. Gibson is kind of like Shakespeare, it takes slow reading and going over it, which makes it difficult in audio form. If you have never read Gibson before, I suggest you read Virtual Light first. It is not quite as complicated and has a couple of really cool characters that you will get into. There is just too many authors and books out there for me to spend this much time with one book.
After enduring 90 minutes of excruciation I had to give up. Never have I encountered a less interested reader.
He speaks in a droning singsong voice with virtually no tonal inflection. At 90 minutes the book still made no sense, the plot and characters were unclear, so I called it a day.
This is a brilliant foundational work in the cyberpunk genre delivered with all the energy and imagination of a back-tax audit form. Gibson's sprawl trilogy is an excellent piece of literature, but is unfortunately made completely lifeless by a monotone and odd intonation that makes you focus on the odd rhythm of the narration and forget what was actually said a sentence back.
It is a must-read, but unfortunately, in this case this also means it must be read on paper.
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
I'm not really sure. It was read so darn slowly and drawn out, written in the same manner that it was almost impossible to get through. This was agonizing, too much time spent on descriptive verbiage and read like the narrator was sitting in a low lit, smoke filled room with a sax playing. Needs editing by someone that can give it a better pace. If that happened to make it worth the interest it might be whittled down to about a chapter - yes a short story.