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ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES (HC) (Used) (William Gibson)

Kattints ide a nagyításért! ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES (HC) (Used)

Kategória: William Gibson

Ár: 2650 Ft

Szállítás: Raktárról

Termékszám: 9908

William Gibson

Original price: 6500 Ft
Slightly creased cover

`William Gibson's rich protopointillism coins a wireless future where reality is only proxy and proviso. Made all the more beautiful and frightening by its probability, and by characters who somehow tweeze hope from the polymer.`
~ Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files

`One of science fiction's greatest literary stylists... Gibson wouldn't be Gibson if he spelled it out, if he eliminated all the ambiguity. His specialty is hanging on to that fractal edge without ever going over the brink.`
~ Wired Magazine

`All Tomorrow's Parties hits on all cylinders.`
~ Seattle Times

`More ultra-cool cyberpunk... This familiar, vigorous, vividly realized scenario is set forth in the author's unique and astonishingly textured prose.`
~ Kirkus Reviews

`The post modern gospel according to Gibson, the patron saint of cyberpunk literature.`
~ Entertainment Weekly

`It's as if Raymond Chandler had written a novel in which Philip Marlowe drops acid, learns Microsoft Word 98 and winds up eating Thai food at a funky San Francisco dive... the most delicious of reads: genre with real literary spunk.`
~ New York Daily News

`All Tomorrow's Parties is immensely engaging, alive on every page and as enjoyable a weekend entertainment as one could want.`
~ The Washington Post Book World

Amazon review:
Although Colin Laney (from Gibson's earlier novel Idoru) lives in a cardboard box, he has the power to change the world. Thanks to an experimental drug that he received during his youth, Colin can see `nodal points` in the vast streams of data that make up the worldwide computer network. Nodal points are rare but significant events in history that forever change society, even though they might not be recognizable as such when they occur. Colin isn't quite sure what's going to happen when society reaches this latest nodal point, but he knows it's going to be big. And he knows it's going to occur on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, which has been home to a sort of SoHo-esque shantytown since an earthquake rendered it structurally unsound to carry traffic.
Colin sends Barry Rydell (last seen in Gibson's novel Virtual Light) to the bridge to find a mysterious killer who reveals himself only by his lack of presence on the Net. Barry is also entrusted with a strange package that seems to be the home of Rei Toi, the computer-generated `idol singer` who once tried to `marry` a human rock star (she's also from Idoru). Barry and Rei Toi are eventually joined by Barry's old girlfriend Chevette (from Virtual Light) and a young boy named Silencio who has an unnatural fascination with watches. Together this motley assortment of characters holds the key to stopping billionaire Cody Harwood from doing whatever it is that will make sure he still holds the reigns of power after the nodal point takes place.

Although All Tomorrow's Parties includes characters from two of Gibson's earlier novels, it's not a direct sequel to either. It's a stand-alone book that is possibly Gibson's best solo work since Neuromancer. In the past, Gibson has let his brilliant prose overwhelm what were often lackluster (or nonexistent) story lines, but this book has it all: a good story, electric writing, and a group of likable and believable characters who are out to save the world ... kind of. The ending is not quite as supercharged as the rest of the novel and so comes off a bit flat, but overall this is definitely a winner.
~ Craig E. Engler

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