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The writer has a great descriptive capability and made his case, but went on far too long. It felt to me like "stream of consciousness" writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles
I have to admit that I've read very little cyberpunk - Neuromancer comes to mind - but I generally enjoyed this book. I did find the pace a bit uneven, though. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nigel R. Guest
A poignant and satirical extrapolation of what America might end up as. Again as with Sterling ..better texture than plot. Really enjoyed it although a bit silly most of the time. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by GRINGO
I just finished reading this book and I am still trying to get over it. Shades of The Economist and Miles Vorkosigan. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Daniel M. Bensen
I read Sterling's" Distraction" and though it was very clever until I read Walker Percy's "Love in the Ruins" published in 1971. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by sadie
I'm not Bruce Sterling's biggest fan, but I am a fan, despite his glaring limitations as a writer. Let's get them out of the way up-front: Bruce Sterling cannot write convincing... Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by J. Bradley Hicks
Distraction shows why fiction was really mostly a warm-up for Sterling's current career as non-fiction writer and design futurist agitator. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by Andrew Otwell
Distraction by Bruce Sterling will make you think until your dendrites grind while scaring the @#$% out of you, but you'll be laughing so hard you won't notice. Read morePublished on May 7, 2008 by Sylvia Wadlington
Rating: "B": masterful writing and funny/clever satire, undermined
by gross implausibilities and clunky auctorial manipulations. Read more