Neuromancer

Neuromancer - William Gibson Even though I'd like to give this book three stars, I'm not going to do it. Not because I am mean, and not because I don't think it deserves it. It's just that as much as I loved the story, I didn't like the style of writing equally.

This book is certainly a handful if you know how to read it. It's a sub-style of SF called cyberpunk , and it's concentrated around the idea of high tech and low life . Of course, all the theoretical explanations could not make you feel prepared to what the book really is like. It's all mix and mash-up, creative and non-creative, imaginary and oh-so-not-imaginary, all the time focusing on ten points instead of going with just one.

It is complex, but in its complexity you can still go back to the roots. I found myself reading a paragraph, realizing that I cannot understand it, and going back a couple of pages to re-read and try to make sense of what I am reading.

I really liked, though, the main character. Case is, as I call them, a character with both balls and brains . It's not all about him being the one that can turn things upside down, it's also about how he can still find in himself a spark of sanity.. instead of giving up in front of insanity.

The female characters I found really dull. I am used with these types of women for these kinds of books. They're all the same. Had they been more not-so-alike-all-them-others, it would have made a great difference.

All in all, a very good read and I am immediately putting the next two on my ebook and devouring them.

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