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  Neuromancer  
William Gibson
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Paperback - 317 pages Reissue (27 November, 1995)
Voyager; ISBN: 0006480411

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    Amazon.co.uk Review
    Case was the best interface cowboy who ever ran in Earth's computer matrix. Then he double- crossed the wrong people. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards.

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    Tells the story of Case, a burnt-out software cowboy forced to do one last job in the infinite bytes of cyberspace.

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    5 
out of 5 stars Truly a story that deserves its "Cult" label, 22 September, 1999
    Reviewer: Morden@the-pentagon.com from Bristol, England

    Gibson manages to create the ultimate in Cyberpunk stories with this book. With interesting characters, an outstanding plot and a writing style that'll make you read it again and again....this book truly deserves it's cult status.

    I brought this book purely because I'd heard it mentioned, and it's phrases used, so many times around the internet. Anybody who uses the internet and takes a vague interest in the exploits of hackers will have heard the phrase Cyberpunk, this is the book that epitomises that phrase. With Gibson's slick use of words, a style that belongs to him alone, and a really satisfying ending (If it was any better the story just wouldn't work)......this book is up there with the best.

    Neuromancer deserves the 5 crown rating and more. For a book it's age it really stands the test of time, I wouldn't be surprised if in 10 years it's still a fantastic read for anyone interested in technology and a good Sci-Fi story. I'm now off to read the other books in the Neuromancer trilogy!

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    4 
out of 5 stars Excellent, but read the sequels too., 8 June, 1999
    Reviewer: busshed@dial.pipex.com from Kent, England

    OK, I admit to being a computer person. However, This book is still great. William Gibson was the first person to write this type of novel, and actually invented some of the things we take for granted today. Cyberspace, and Virtual Reality are just two of the terms invented in this book, and this was written in 1984, when computers were a fantasy themselves. The concepts introdused in the book are one reason to love it, and the story is another. OK, it's a classic chase story, but it is presented from an abstract point of view. I would warn you though, you must read the other two books in the trilogy (Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive) to fully understand the story. This is a fantastic book, that leaves you asking more questions than it answers. Reading the sequels answers some of the questions, but in turn raise more.

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    5 
out of 5 stars Science Fiction at it's best - ruff, rugged, and raw..., 2 May, 2001
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    I came out of "No Maps For These Territories" (the new William Gibson documentary) yesterday and felt the need to buy this book again. I first read "Neuromancer" in 1996 and thought this is totally wild. I later watched "Blade Runner" and "Ghost in the shell" and thought this dude is definitely up there in this sci-fi ish - the future. The characters are real and varied (can you imagine rastas roaming the atmosphere?) - how about a cloned ninja bodyguard for size? It's the realness that grabs you, these are characters you can relate to - the greed, anxiety, hopes, dreams - all in the mix of mind boggling technology. I've always found sci-fi books that deals with alien civilization and other worlds a bit to tedious and this guy's books are like a breath of fresh air - how are we all coping in the face of this technological onslaught? Do we still go wow? Or do we wish for augumented body shells? Blue tooth enabled? I've spent today reading the book and the whole plot remains relevant.

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out of 5 stars A mostly unreadable book, 28 March, 2001
    Reviewer: A reader from UK

    Neuromancer would have been much better as an essay in Gibson's hi-tech dream/nightmare. Although the futuristic technology is well depicted, the characters and settings seemed to me to be mostly pointless. The dialogue and most of the text was bafflingly boring, and, to be honest, I only read the whole book to test my will.

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