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Spook Country - William Gibson
Spook Country
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Tito is in his early twenties. Born in Cuba, he speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a NoLita warehouse, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer. Hollis Henry is an investigative journalist, on assignment from a magazine called Node. Node doesn't exist yet, which is fine;... show more
Tito is in his early twenties. Born in Cuba, he speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a NoLita warehouse, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer. Hollis Henry is an investigative journalist, on assignment from a magazine called Node. Node doesn't exist yet, which is fine; she's used to that. But it seems to be actively blocking the kind of buzz that magazines normally cultivate before they start up. Really actively blocking it. It's odd, even a little scary, if Hollis lets herself think about it much. Which she doesn't; she can't afford to. Milgrim is a junkie. A high-end junkie, hooked on prescription antianxiety drugs. Milgrim figures he wouldn't survive twenty-four hours if Brown, the mystery man who saved him from a misunderstanding with his dealer, ever stopped supplying those little bubble packs. What exactly Brown is up to Milgrim can't say, but it seems to be military in nature. At least, Milgrim's very nuanced Russian would seem to be a big part of it, as would breaking into locked rooms. Bobby Chombo is a "producer," and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for manufacturers of military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him. Pattern Recognition was a bestseller on every list of every major newspaper in the country, reaching #4 on the New York Times list. It was also a BookSense top ten pick, a WordStock bestseller, a best book of the year for Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Economist, and a Washington Post "rave." Spook Country is the perfect follow-up to Pattern Recognition, which was called by The Washington Post (among many glowing reviews), "One of the first authentic and vital novels of the twenty-first century."
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399154300 (0399154302)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
Series: Blue Ant (#2)
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Books&Sweets
Books&Sweets rated it
5.0 Guerreros
Non è il Gibson di Neuromante, okay, ma a me Guerreros è piaciuto.Paranoico al punto giusto, con un finale deliziosamente ironico che mi è piaciuto tantissimo. La narrazione a capitoli alterni devo ammettere che è un po' irritante, finché non ci si è fatto l'occhio.Ma, una volta penetrato il meccani...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
2.0 Spook Country
I struggled to find a reason to give this 3 stars and... I couldn't. Because the first book in the series, Pattern Recognition, was okay, and I gave it 3 stars, and this book just... did nothing for me. Usually 2 stars means I actively disliked or was annoyed by a book (as opposed to 1 star, which m...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Spook Country Unabridged Compact Discs
I think most folks come to know William Gibson’s works through his cyberpunk books like Neuromancer. The Blue Ant Trilogy is some of his latest work and this is my second Gibson book. I have been mightily impressed and entertained by his writing so far that I have added all his works to my TBR mount...
cindywho
cindywho rated it
3.0 Spook Country
I haven't read any Gibson in a while. It was a pleasant read, skipping quickly between 3 sets of characters who will, of course, sort of, meet up. Spooks come in different flavors, from creepy kidnapper to magnate to ex-rock star. They all kept themselves aloof, as spooks will, and it was never v...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it
2.0
I remember when William Gibson first appeared in print and the subsequent big splash that followed. Although the sentences could make an english teacher wince, cyberpunk became known to one and all. Fast forward to the present and the lack of science fiction in his latest works, and the feel is diff...
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