Author: William Gibson
Published: Mass Market Paperback
Originally published by Ace Books, 1984
Rating: 6.5/10 lightsabers
The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .
Case had been 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.
After all the madness this month, I finally managed to finish Neuromancer. This was a rough one for me to get into. I found it hard to read. I honestly wasn't sure what the hell was going on for the first half of the book. It jumps all over the place and I wasn't following it very well. It is pretty fast paced and Gibson doesn't slow down to explain anything to you. You're on your own in this book.
I was snoozing through the book until Wintermute showed up. The scene when Case answers the phone and it is Wintermute was great. He hangs up and then the rest of the payphones start to ring as he runs by them. That's why I started getting into the story. I thought the idea of Wintermute and Neuormancer was brilliant. I loved the ending! The second half of the book makes up for the confusing first half. Maybe I just enjoyed the second half more because I was getting used to Gibson's writing.