Top positive review
on July 8, 2017
... Wait, no, maybe I'm wrong. How could this be better than Count Zero? Maybe not. Better than Neromancer? Could that be? So his work is really hard to rate or compare, but Pattern Recognition, in what seems to be a trilogy of sorts, is stupendous and wonderful.
Characters are deliciously drawn. The mystery unravels at a pace that is pitch perfect. The sadness and strange subtle shift of America after 9/11 is captured in a way that other authors haven't touched, which is interesting considering that the novel takes us from London to Tokyo, and Moscow, to Paris.
I love this world. I can't wait to read the book or the books that are going to connect his most recent texts - those set in our present - back to those that are set in the near future, and the still far future of his earlier work.