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Important milestone, yet forgettable
am 11. Februar 2000
Boy, I still can't believe I was disappointed by this book. I never ever expected this - I LOVE cyberpunk. And with all the hype surrounding this book, I was 99% sure I was going to love it. I was even ashamed it took me so long to buy it and get to reading it.
Well, the 1% took over, and I have to say - it didn't live up to my expectations. Apart from the interesting use of language and vivid descriptions of Gibson's unique world, the plot and the characters are lacking. While they're interesting characters, they're not interesting ~individuals~. By the end of if, I couldn't care less who was doing what, why and where. Sadly, it was incredibly hard to follow, for some reason. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because this novel IS important for the genre of sci-fi. Leave along the sub-genre of cyberpunk, which it practically gave birth to.