Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
I didn't quite "get" this book the first time through, but upon rereading it, I've come to love it. Really, the biggest barrier when it comes to enjoying this book is the fact that Gibson throws the reader into the world of Neuromancer without explaining much immediately. I think that during my first reading I was confused, but my second time through, I already had something of an understanding of the book, allowing me to enjoy it more fully without being baffled. This book is brilliant. The strongest thing about it is probably the atmosphere. It is consistent throughout and just feels unique. The computer focused future of the Neuromancer feels fleshed out and alive. One thing I really loved about this was its connection between artificial intelligence and demons. It really makes you think about how what would once be considered magic is now commonplace. The protagonists are very well developed while the other characters don't get a ton of screen time. I thought this was a bad move on Gibson's part at first, but I see this move as being great for keeping the focus on computers and tech, rather than humans. While I'm not sure how I feel about having to read a book twice to enjoy it, I have to admit that I loved this book the second time through.
58 people found this helpful
11 comment Report abuse Permalink

Product Details

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5
1,903 customer ratings