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Pattern Recognition

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by William Gibson

The first of William Gibson's usually futuristic novels to be set in the present,Pattern Recognitionis a masterful snapshot of modern consumer culture and hipster esoterica. Set in London, Tokyo, and Moscow,Pattern Recognitiontakes the reader on a tour … see full wiki

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Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Putnam Adult
2 reviews about Pattern Recognition
review by . March 14, 2004
I finished this book over a month ago, and have not been able to formulate my thoughts on it, because I didn't really care for it, but I can't pin down why. It's not badly written at all, and it has some interesting ideas, but there's nothing truly outlandish about it all--it's speculation about, at most, ten or twenty years from now--and the plot and characters seem unadorned. This is, of course, in comparison to William Gibson's earliest books, the more pyrotechnic Neuromancer or Mona Lisa Overdrive. …
review by . May 06, 2003
Cyberpunk icon Gibson's latest novel is set squarely in the present. Which doesn't make it any less futuristic. Set among the lean and hungry of the ad world and the hip outsiders of cyberspace, the story roams the globe from London to Tokyo to Moscow as protagonist Cayce Pollard tracks the origin of mysterious video footage, rubbing elbows with obsessive of every stripe from wealthy tycoons to criminals to techno-nerds.Cayce is a "cool hunter," a "sensitive" to market trends, "a very specialized …
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