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Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy, #1) - Community Reviews back

by William Gibson
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The English Student
The English Student rated it 5 years ago
I'm slightly ashamed of the fact that I took 11 days to read one 300-page novel (an abysmal reading speed for me), especially since I can't actually work out why I found Neuromancer so abominably, fundamentally dull. It's partly, I suspect, due to the fact that I bought it mainly on the strength o...
The Parallax Scrolls
The Parallax Scrolls rated it 5 years ago
Ground zero for cyberpunk culture, or what we now call "daily life". I read this for the first time in high school circa 1998, and it had a profound impact on me. This is probably my fifth time reading it, and it's stunning how much closer civilization has grown to resemble Neuromancer's hyper-acc...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
My first encounter with this book was not through a friend, or even seeing it on a bookshelf, but rather through the roleplaying game While Shadowrun did use this particular book as a source (and now having read this book it is surprising the number of ideas that were borrowed), Shadowrun doe...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 6 years ago
I was blown away, not just by the intricacy and texture of Gibson's universe, but the scarily prescient observations. This was written in 1983, for heaven's sake! We didn't have an Internet or cyberspace or hackers or viruses back then. What were you going to hack- a Commodore 64? The Matrix franchi...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it 6 years ago
Powerful book that altered the face of science fiction writing - the book credited with bringing "cyberpunk" fully into the light. Though I might actually prefer Walter Jon Williams' [b:Hardwired|304761|Hardwired (Hardwired, #1)|Walter Jon Williams|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1173564520s/304761...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 6 years ago
I remember reading a really brilliant feminist critique of this book, but I've just looked for it and read several bunches of soggy, shallow 'liberal feminist' analysis arguing, for example, that Linda's imitation of masculine traits to make herself acceptable to Case (the male protagonist) is Gibso...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I've read this is a landmark book in science fiction, the first "cyberpunk" novel that coined the word cyberspace. Reading this you can see how influential it was--it's impossible to believe those that created the film The Matrix, for instance, didn't read this book. Given this was written in 1984, ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 6 years ago
Some of the things science fiction writers tend to do irritate me. They make up words, they throw gee-whiz laser guns in when they don't add to the story, and they're more prone to eye-rolling love stories than genre-less fiction. And here's Neuromancer totally doing every one of those things, but f...
MartynVHalm
MartynVHalm rated it 7 years ago
I read the whole Sprawl series, but I remember this book as my favourite, mainly for introducing me to William Gibson's world.
Clouds' Cloudscapes
Clouds' Cloudscapes rated it 7 years ago
Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my HUGO WINNERS list.This is the reading list that follows th...
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