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RE: Boing Boing: William Gibson's Spook Country


RE: Boing Boing: William Gibson's Spook Country
by Dagmar at 7:48 pm EDT, Aug 8, 2007

Decius wrote:

This may be my favorite Gibson book of all time. - Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow sure seems to have liked Spook Country. I didn't get into Gibson's last novel. Some of the marketing ideas were cool but for some reason it just didn't grab me. The linear style didn't build the suspense level that I sought. But I'm going to give this one a shot.

Gibson has a habit of writing physical places I've been to into his novels. I recall in All Tomorrow's Parties the main character walking down a street in San Francisco toward the location at which I was reading the book. Rattle tells me early on in this book a character checks into a Manhattan hotel that a number of MemeStreams users crashed in during the last HOPE, probably around the time the novel is set.

Anyone here reading it yet?

I foolishly assumed someone near my apartment in this hick town would have it on release day. Now I have to choose between buying the book, and dying of heat in the car.

RE: Boing Boing: William Gibson's Spook Country

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