Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Dull, poorly written, sloppily researched book
am 12. März 1999
I wish I'd paid more attention to the poor reviews here before ordering this, and less to the William Gibson blurb. The research is poor, the writing is dull, sanctimonious and irritating. Unlike some commentators here I didn't mind the tendentious, anticapitalist stance (was quite looking forward to it). What I minded was the accumulation of small and obvious errors in a work of non fiction (suspension of disbelief applies as much in non fiction as fiction) and a prose style like a boiled pudding.
First book I've ever ordered from Amazon that I wished I'd skipped. (And I read the first 50 pages in the bath -- otherwise I'd've sent it back.)