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Vote for, read, and chat about each monthly book.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. Just finished the book today. I think I appreciated it more than I liked it.. I appreciated all the worldbuilding and how it innovated this milieu of sci-fi (which I truly love).. It held my interest, but it was also incredibly challenging to read. Between the techno-jargon, the Japanese and French names, the abrupt transitions, the jumps to new locations, character perspectives, illusion vs reality... I probably only understood 90% of it and just powered through the rest. .. at its core it was a heist story that didn't really have any shocking twists, and the ending felt a bit anticlimac
  3. up to page 200. It was an interesting to learn that Molly's former relationship was Johnny Mnemonic. I guess that story is sort of a loosely related prequel to Neuromancer then?
  4. This is why I mainly use my Kindle. Tho if I misplace the kindle..... I'm out a lot of books haha.
  5. I gave up trying to find my copy of this, which is lost in my garage somewhere and bought it digitally today. Will start it tonight.
  6. I misplaced my book in my house a few days ago. Swear to god
  7. Yes. Basically all of them. This book and Snow Crash are pretty much the foundation of the entire genre. No-one was really writing about this stuff before Gibson and Stephenson and Bruce Sterling. sf in general was still more or less rocket ships and aliens and computers that were just set dressing - the kind the starship captain talks to and then Stuff Happens.
  8. I've had to do this a couple times when turning a single page.
  9. I'm up to chapter 11. I really liked the scene where: speaking of payphones... that just one of the many anachronistic references in this book which makes it feel dated, even though it's supposed to be futuristic. Same goes for the very 80s sounding arcades. And the visual representation of cyberspace is positively quaint. So far I'm enjoying the book, but I do find it very challenging to follow the plot. There is too much jumping around to new locations. And it really throws me when he starts a new chapter in a totally new place with very little lead up. I've had a to go flip back
  10. "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." ranks among the best opening lines for a novel.
  11. I actually didn't finish this one, it was too hard for me to get through. Felt more like fan fiction writing to me. But hey, you don't know til you try!
  12. Yessss, he does it very tactfully. We know what's happening, we are adults. You don't have to badly tell us he is giving it to her, lol. Yea I just skipped down when it happens too.
  13. Thank you for mentioning this. I just read through the second chapter, hit that and said "skip". I think it's to portray the sexual freedom of the future, where primal urges are one of the last human experiences. And I understand it's Molly's job to keep him contained/entertained, so I understand it's purpose. But there are certainly more tactful ways of "say it without saying it". Someone should have told him to stick to techno babble.
  14. Every sex scene I’ve ever read has been terrible, especially the ones that take over a book (stares in Patrick Rothfuss’ direction)! Be like Jim Butcher, write about the lead up to the sex and then end the chapter.
  15. Finished it last night. I liked it the book very much (although I agree with some of the criticism about it interrupting the flow when it jumped to Rita's point of view.) Not sure about the ending.
  16. Why do male writers write terrible sex scenes. Seriously Don't get me wrong, women writers can also do terrible jobs too, but the most cringe worthy ones are generally men.
  17. I'd say it's considered one of the forefathers of the genre.
  18. Finished first chapter and loving it. Sooo much is crammed into that first chapter that is very gripping. It's giving me Altered Carbon vibes. The crazy tech, body mods, and dirty city feelings. The wiki doesn't say much, but I'd anyone aware if this book gave inspiration to the more recent cyberpunk movies/shows/games?
  19. William Gibson was the last person I shook hands with. In March 2020. Neuromancer, you say? That's my copy - a signed true first edition, first print (this mass market paperback edition was released before either the US or UK hardcover editions). It's a fantastic book! Hope you all enjoy it. Read it for the first time as a kid in the early 90s and was blown away. I would also highly recommend his more recent books, they don't get as much attention but they're all fantastic, especially the trilogy that starts with Pattern Recognition.
  20. Nice, I bought this a few years, but keep putting it off. In fact, I may have bought it immediately after finishing Snow Crash, since the two of them are supposed to be the definitive cyberpunk. And I loved that one so I'm excited.
  21. I finally found time to finish it up yesterday evening, after barreling through the first 3/4 in a few days. Busy couple of months! That being said, having seen the movie, I am really disappointed with the random, non-ending ending that I was presented with. Apparently I finished the book a couple of nights ago as I was dozing off and didn't realize it was the end of the book, so last night I backtracked from the explanatory appendix immediately after the end a bit to make sure I was in the right spot, finished the book, then used Google to make sure the digital copy I had wasn't somehow in
  22. Neuromancer by William Gibson Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future. The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace... Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious em
  23. I'm about half way through. Hope to finish it in the next day or so...
  24. Lucky me, I own all 4 of these and they're all in my backlog.
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