I just devoured William Gibson's new book Pattern Recognition over the weekend. Gibson is back! The lovely stylist of Neuromancer and Burning Chrome is back again, with a new brand-oriented Zeitgeist to capture. He's apparently been to writer school; this new book doesn't have the story development problems his previous novels have. I think he read some J.G. Ballard along the way - echoes of Crash, particularly in the emotional distance of the descriptions of the world. Overall a lovely book, well worth a read.
  2003-04-02 03:22 Z