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Signal to Noise - a few nice ideas
on May 16, 2001
It is easy to get into this book. Nylund's writing style is fast paced and kind of witty. Very much in the cyberpunk vein, like Gibson, but toned down alot. It's feels like a much more stable world (although it isn't supposed to be). Depending on whether you are one who enjoys the journey, or the ending, will determine what you think of this book. It's a great journey, and it does build on some great new cyber like ideas. But in the end it all starts feeling a little generic, and at the climax, all the characters remain resolved. No twists, no back stabs, no sudden awakenings. Which is kind of nice, but just don't expect a bang at the end. Well, not a literary one anyway.
stepHan r. gyory