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“I don't care if it's trite to like William Gibson these days, or if all the cool kids are annoyed that he's not writing "Neuromancer" knockoffs anymore... I enjoyed this book almost as much as I liked "Pattern Recognition" and that is saying something. I really especially liked the concept of...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Unbelievably pretentious characters and mind-numbing, ponderous plot. Highly recommended.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Loved Pattern Recognition and Neuromancer - wanted more of the same (or better...)”John Phillips wrote this review Wednesday, January 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Quite impressive beginning and brilliant concepts, but amazingly trivial ending. For sure, it is not Neuromancer...”Sebastian wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So, jetzt reicht’s! Seit Wochen liegt Spook Country von William Gibson bei mir auf dem Nachttisch. Die erste Hälfte habe ich geschafft aber irgendwie hält es mich jetzt nur noch davon ab überhaupt etwas zu lesen. Immer wenn ich Lust habe zu lesen, sehe ich dieses Buch oben auf dem Stapel liegen und schon vergeht mir die Lust.
Die Frage aus meinem Review zum ersten Teil der Trilogie mit dem Titel Pattern Recognition, ob die Folgeromane besser sind, habe ich mir damit also auch mit einem klaren “nein” beantworten können. Der dritte Teil wird somit höchstens gekauft, damit keine unvollständigen Trilogien im Schrank stehen…”
“As usual Gibson is always a step ahead with his stories, namely the technology in them. The locative-art in the story is about to hit the masses with Google-glasses.
I wish there was a touch more character development namely with Tito's training and family. I also found Milgram interesting.
All in all a good read .”
“It borders on pretentious and dull throughout the first two thirds of the book before a very interesting and satisfying conclusion. I would have preferred a book entirely about Tito and his systema. The other two protagonists and their distinct plotlines were much less engaging.”mnemosyne wrote this review Sunday, February 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this story immensely. I've tagged it as sci fi, but now that I've read it, there are more spy/ adventure elements in it than straight sci fi. The characters are interesting, especially Hollis and Tito; the individual story lines intertwine nicely. I liked the concept and found it develeoped at a good pace, keeping you interested in seeing how the different events would eventually come together and make sense. Great story!
“Scarily plausible.”RendellFan wrote this review Friday, June 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wandering in the la la land of spies, high finance, popular culture and drug warfare our heroine is trapped in the complicated plots of complicated plotters. Eventually the good guys win.”Gary K wrote this review Sunday, May 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book was hard to get into - seemed like the set-up lasted for about two-thirds of the book. Once all the subplots and characters were brought together, it was a great read. ”D. Marshall wrote this review Monday, May 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No