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When Rez, the lead singer for the rock band Lo/Rez is rumored to be engaged to an "idoru" or "idol singer"--an artificial celebrity creation of information software agents--14-year-old Chia Pet McKenzie is sent by the band's fan club to Tokyo to uncover the facts. At the same time, Colin Laney, a data specialist for Slitscan television, uncovers and publicizes a network scandal. He flees to Tokyo to escape the network's wrath. As Chia struggles to find the truth, Colin struggles to preserve it, in a futuristic society so media-saturated that only computers hold the hope for imagination, hope and spirituality. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Do not get me wrong I liked this book but it could have been so much more.
Neither of them have much to do with each other, and so the story's rather thin - but, it's the breath-taking accuracy of Gibson's vision that is astonishing.
The plot itself did not seem very solid, it felt as though it was more about the imagery than the story.
Recently, someone I have over five years without seeing, said to me she did not believe that "I" was "I" because she had not seen any new picture of me in the last... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rodrigo Gonzalez
So far, the "Bridge" trilogy is looking a lot like the "Sprawl" trilogy; a strong first book, and a dull second book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel
Of William Gibson's many excellent novels, this is one of the most fun.Published 3 months ago by Keith Maillard
Written 35 years ago "Idoru" provides a clear vision of the media/VR world of the future, far better than Cory Doctorow's present/future dystopia.Published 11 months ago by Tar Larner
Gibson is a master at creating a background that is totally unique yet instantly recognizable to his readers. His plotting and character development is tight and complex. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Aries
This book was missing something. Gibson does have a gift for strange yet plausible situations and a talent for description, but nothing about the characters made them particularly... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Judah