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DNF Review: Neuromancer by William Gibson

This is the cover of the mass market paperback copy I received, even though it didn’t match the one that I ordered, I decided not to rain hellfire upon the heads of the Amazon customer service agents that day. I’m really not sure what is going on with this cover. It is not well. It’s worse than not well, it’s terrible. In the middle there, that’s probably an image of some expensive art that William purchased after he made his first $20k off this book. It might still be hanging in his living room.

Summary:

( Extracted from Amazon )

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

Evaluation:

I’m mad at this book. This is the exact reason you read the preview on Amazon before purchasing and not by the blurb alone ( which I obviously didn’t read the preview ). The blurb had me excited as all get out because I love Matrix style neuro-hacking cyberpunk futuristic bull crap ( I like it better when it’s the bull and not the crap part ). I’m a futurist at heart, so this book left me first – mouth watering and hungry, and in the end scathing in the current state of configuration while I’m in writing this article.

SIDE NOTE: This is all William Gibson’s fault, haha – Elon Musk’s Neuralink update: How to watch, start time, ‘working’ device demo