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Pollard is among a cult-like group of Internet obsessives that strives to find meaning and patterns within a mysterious collection of video moments, merely called "the footage," let loose onto the Internet by an unknown source. Her hobby and work collide when a megalomaniac client hires her to track down whoever is behind the footage. Cayce's quest will take her in and out of harm's way in a high-stakes game that ultimately coincides with her desire to reconcile her fathers disappearance during the September 11 attacks in New York.
Although he forgoes his usual future-think tactics, this is very much a William Gibson novel, more so for fans who realize that Gibson's brilliance lies not in constructing new futures but in using astute observations of present-day cultural flotsam to create those futures. With Pattern Recognition, Gibson skips the extrapolation and focuses his acumen on our confusing contemporary world, using the precocious Pollard to personify and humanize the uncertain anxiety, optimistic hope, and downright fear many feel when looking to the future. The novel is filled with Gibson's lyric descriptions and astute observations of modern life, making it worth the read for both cool hunters and their prey. --Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gibson takes us on a journey with a unique perspective on branding and marketing, that is packed with oligarchs, hackers, hit men and a brilliant central character in Cayce... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LichMD
Considering this was written by William Gibson, I was expecting alittle more. The story's plot and pursuit of the objective was entertaining but just barely. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tenchi in DC
Doing a reread of Gibson's work. The Sprawl trilogy stands the test of time quite well,and the Bridge threesome is a superb reading by my standards but with Pattern... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barry Melius
Coming off of two previous dystopian future/bio tech laden Gibson novels, I guess I expected this to follow suit. Not the case. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cassady
I'm not inclined to be a fan-boy but admit I've admired William Gibson for decades, having read Neuromancer in my early teens. While N. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CCGlazier
I love the way WG writes. His use of language; the perfect descriptions and settings and character development. I am always excited to see new his work and revisit the old.Published 3 months ago by Janalee Goodrich