Framing the Dialogue

Neuromancer

Neuromancer by William Gibson is described in the Amazon page; “Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.”  I read this as part of my desire to read more classic novels.  Having read this, I still have a hard time writing about what the book was about.  That’s why I relied on Amazon’s description.  I even had a difficult time pulling quotes from the book for my review.

The story follows Case, a thief, drug addict, and overall marginal player in the future world until he goes too far…

“He ran the fastest, loosest deals on the street, and he had a reputation for being able to get whatever you wanted.  A part of him knew that the arc of his self-destruction was glaringly obvious to his customers, who grew steadily fewer, but that same part of him basked in the knowledge that it was only a matter of time. And that was the part of him, smug in its expectation of death…”

The novel follows him through adventure and misadventure as he races to complete a mission before his is killed by his employer.  I did finish this book, but would not really recommend it.

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