it's difficult to get into, but very compelling once you do. further, it is clear why it is such a landmark -- just listening to Gibson's foreword and his friend's afterword is a touching and enriching experience.
Just finished Neuromancer. Published in the 80's it very accurately predicts cyberspace long before computers could manufacter it. Very impressive work. 35 years old and still relevant.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
There are times when I would compare the author to Jules Verne. So many of the concepts in this one book can be seen in our contemporary books and society. As gritty as the book is...it is a game changer for all.
This story was great! It just seemed like the narrator couldn't do female voices well. Also, the paragraph break pauses weren't as long as other audiobooks, making the scene changes harder to follow.
Wow, this book has just become one of my all time favorites. I plan to listen to it or read it again. I'm only just now getting more into Sci-Fi, but I was not only impressed by the vision of the future as Gibson saw it in 1983, but the vibe he conveys and how interesting and suspenseful the story is. In the forward Gibson mentions similarities with Blade Runner, with it's murky, misty China town portrayal, and though the vibe is similar and it deals with similar themes, Neuromancer's story and characters are leagues better. The story proceeds like a mystery with each unrevealing blowing your mind, and you can't wait to figure out what happens next.
Love every genre - read a book every 2 weeks or so- I mix between business books, classics, modern fiction, and biographies
I like a book you have to pay attention to if you want to "get it" - I've seen this book on "books I should read list" for a long time and I am unfortunately left more frustrated then satisfied. The use of multiple names for each if multiple characters, the use of futuristic terms without enough contexts, and the constant switching between cyberspace, drug induced illusions, and reality were just annoying, not clever as intended. Having just read Blade Runner and read all of Asimov and Bradbury, I think this story just pails in comparison, gets seriously off track 2 or 3 times, and just left me wanting to done as soon as possible.
I normally enjoy 'noir' style science fiction, but this was all over the place. The performer really can't do female voices. The story is barely coherent, bouncing around so much that every time I speed listening when I came back an hour or do later I couldn't tell if I had list my place or not.
This book is usually in the top 10's when it comes to books you should read, and have to read. I think it was very well done, and the detail was beyond match. The performance by the narrator strong, and I could 'see' the cities in my mind.
I just don't seem to be able to get down with the cyberpunk crowd. It's not bad, but like Mayonnaise, it just doesn't hold my attention.
Hehe, not listen to Cyberpunk books anymore.
Badass story, fantastic writing, and really good narration. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It's amazing to think how much this book affected the present day.