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Frustrating and dense--and not in the good way
on May 24, 2000
I found this book to be incredibly frustrating to read and ultimately unsatisfying. Gibson's writing style, hallmarked by inserting long paragraphs in the middle of a character's spoken dialogue, kept me from connecting to the characters. The plot, such as it is, is so thin and pointless that the book would be a pamphlet but for the long descriptions about the mundanity of Gibson's futuristic world.
As a fan of science fiction, and particularly this genre of books, I cannot recommend this book to anyone.