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Pattern Recognition (2003)
de William Gibson
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As a non-spoilery comment... This book made me want, very badly, to visit London, New York, and Tokyo. ( )
It took a while to build up interest in the story, many page spent describing the clothes of the main character in a convoluted way to introduce her extreme reaction to fashion labels and trademarks (quite to plot device). Once the interest was developed, it was quickly lost durning the fairly contrived ending, with all the loose ends explained away over a dinner party.
It's a section lifted out of the life of the main character. There's not so much with the traditional beginning, buildup, climax, and end. The flow of the book isn't as severe as you'd generally expect, and seems less forced because of it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The references to East Lansing, Michigan, where I work, were icing on the cake.
Set a few minutes in the future, this is the story about marketing, paranoia, stalking, and crime. For me, a lot better than Neuromancer
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"In this, he is basically a conservative author; he doesn't really want to engage with the possibilities of the post-human. His chosen form, the novel, doesn't allow him to do this."
"Gibson's best book since Mona Lisa Overdrive should satisfy his hardcore fans while winning plenty of new ones."
''Pattern Recognition'' considers these issues with appealing care and, given that this best-selling author is his own kind of franchise, surprising modesty.
"A slick but surprisingly humane piece of work from the father of cyberpunk."
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"Pattern Recognition is William Gibson's best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer."--Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods "One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century."--The Washington Post Book World The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now... Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet--a world-renowned "coolhunter" who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she's offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet--footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide. Still haunted by the memory of her missing father--a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001--Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing--and compelling--as the twenty-first century promises to be...
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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