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"...presents itself as a crash-priority override."
am 23. März 1997
Gibson's "sprawl" trilogy founded several new youth subcultures. It captivated it's audience with a dizzying mixture of dark, complex and fantastic elements in a distant future. His newer works are set in a realer, nearer future.
The characters are readily identifiable, so that you feel like you've read about them before. They are tough and vulnerable in all the right places. The story swims through a realistic universe, diving and turning at it's own will. The writing style revives my favourite elements of his past works, including the shifting from one character's point of view to another.
If the movie of "Johnny Mnemonic" hadn't been such a poor representation of the short story, I would recommend that this book enjoy similar Hollywood attention. I've read this book twelve times, twice of which were still in the book store. (I still don't own a copy!) I doubt any newcomer to Gibson's universe could be displeased by what they find lurking in the pages of Virtual Light, and I know that no fan of his previous works could. Read it. Re-read it. Even purchase a copy if need be