The seller sent the book earlier than promised and it is in 'okay' condition. Since it's a paperback it is far from being new.
It is an old book and I am not really enjoying it very much. However, the woman who recommended it to me said it's her favorite book of all time. I guess it would be up to the reader to judge the text.
I have not read other books by William Gibson so am not an expert on his writing. I find that it drags. He is writing about his family, so from a historical perspective it gives a great picture of that era. (The Depression years). Hus writing is excellent, but I am finding the story line boring. It is not in the same caliber of 'The Grapes of Wrath' in my estimation.