Neuromancer

(Sprawl #1)

Paperback, 276 pages

English language

Published July 25, 2000 by Ace Books.

ISBN:
9780441007462

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4 stars (34 reviews)

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace...

Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

43 editions

More about the ideas than anything else

3 stars

It took a long time to read because it’s so dense and a little abstract the whole way through. Some noir plots in the beginning with an action movie ending, which is all well and good, but the characters don’t have much depth to them.

It’s a absolutely an important piece of sci-fi pop culture but as a novel it’s not memorable for me.

Review of 'Neuromancer' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

Loved so much about this book. The story overall, the characters, the plot, the fictional world and its details (the questions, in the end, of sentience and whether we can ever know if an artificial version is distinct). And the fact that it was written in early 1980s is amazing.



I absolutely hated the writing style. It was so difficult to follow and purely because so little was explained. I think that's what made it so good, maybe? (That it was a blurry, outsider's view of this other universe) Nevertheless, I'd not recommend this book to anyone but a SciFi-obsessed avid reader.

Review of 'Neuromante' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Reseña completa: ">">markapaginas.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/neuromante-william-gibson.html"> markapaginas.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/neuromante-william-gibson.htmlPersonalmente es una novela que me ha gustado y es un must de la ciencia ficción. También he de decir que conozco el género lo suficiente como para entender su contexto y estar familiarizada con la ambientación, y aún así ha habido partes que me han costado un poco. Por eso, por muy incónica/madre del género no puedo recomendarla para todo el mundo y le pongo sólo dos estrellas.

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