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Spook Country

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by William Gibson

Now that the present has caught up with William Gibson's vision of the future, which made him the most influential science fiction writer of the past quarter century, he has started writing about a time--our time--in which everyday life feels like science … see full wiki

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Author: William Gibson
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Putnam Adult
2 reviews about Spook Country
review by . November 03, 2007
Gibson, the father of cyberpunk, now has his feet firmly planted on the cutting edge of the present, where artists work in virtual reality, drug addicts crave Ativan and iPods are old hat.    Hollis Henry, former punk rocker turned journalist, has been recruited by a new, as yet nonexistent and suspiciously secretive, magazine, "Node," to write an inaugural piece on what artists are doing with GPS and the Internet. As Hollis views virtual installations of dead celebrities in …
review by . August 17, 2007
Possibly the easiest book to read that Gibson has written. The first of his stories which has used Vancouver, and that's cool. I keep trying to locate the characters in what street and building they were talking about. A few characters from Pattern Recognition have returned, which I thnk is also a first for him. Once you understand the various interplays of the characters, the book races right along. There truly is a spook country. But you never know what the story is really about until the final …
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