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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.
It's like Gibson felt he needed to have one more story in the "Neuromancer" world to show off some ideas he had for tech that hadn't been used yet.
The plot itself did not seem very solid, it felt as though it was more about the imagery than the story.
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 5 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 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
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 8 months ago by Judah
William Gibson is just amazing. So much twisted reality because the future is here. Can't get enough of his fiction. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Douglas E. Floto
William Gibson's "Idoru" is the second book in his Bridge Trilogy. First of all, I have to say that I've read this book out of order: I've not yet read the first book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David A. Lessnau
As I read more of Gibson's catalogue it becomes apparent why he would take a interest in obscure, expensive, rare and complicated watches as per his many interviews. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dale Payment
Can you take it? Do you really want to see what Tomorrow looks, smells, feels, tastes like? This book is UNREAL --- in fact, so unreal, I wonder if Gibson doesn't have a time... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Terry Licia