“The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The. The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The. Facts. Title: Idory Author: William Gibson Year of publishing: In Idoru Gibson concentrates on the themes of media and popularity in a.

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The story world of this book is a believable take on the not-too-distant future.

Which makes him useful—to certain people. Open Preview See a Problem? This grunge factor is what’s always turned me off about Gibson in the past; I tend to find the whole scum-bag scene too predictable. Jan 03, S. She wore a shapeless gray cotton boilersuit and cosmetic bruises.

Speculiction Review of Idoru by William Gibson

The trick is staying a writer. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. A time where we idlru behind an avatar, gbison around by geo-aware goggle-boxes. Gibson is an ideas man: Those might sound like criticisms, but actually work in the book’s It must be hard for an author to write in a genre they’ve already written the defining novel for, and while this novel doesn’t quite match the heights of some of his earlier work, it’s still a good cyber-punk read.

Perhaps there was nothing big enough to eat him, not even Slitscan. I still do recommend this book. Social networks, always-on broadband, CGI pop stars nearly. For a series of books informally called “The Bridge Trilogy” there sure aren’t a lot of byy to be seen this time out unless he means the metaphorical bridges between the hearts of men and.

He was affecting the unity of her theory. The issue i think i have with this book is that the William Gibson trait of having multiple story lines that connect and culminate in interesting ways felt more forced than usually. Concrete beams overhead had been hand-painted to vaguely resemble blond oak.


Cyberpunk, and Gibson’s cyberpunk in particular, is defined by a gritty, tactile, future. Insectoid mandibles curved above the drinkers’ heads like scythes.

He glimmered, dully perhaps, wllliam steadily, just beyond Kathy Torrance’s reach. Small flames shivered behind blue glass.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. For the Japanese cultural phenomenon, see Japanese idol. Conversely Gibson shows a deft sense of consumer ioru technology, with believable earclip translators, personalised computers and software-rich environments. She has, of course, inspired a live action movie series, starring Angelina Jolie as the idoru.

With the otherworld-ness, cult fetishes, and streamlined, materialist mindset of post-modern Tokyo buoying them along, Chia and Laney find their orbits intersecting in ways that only a console savvy, pop culture saturated, all-too-plausible vision of our future can offer. Other books in the series.

In contrast, the real world is mostly austere, yet odd objects scream crude colour and novelty. When a scandal broke bh, Laney found that Southern California was no longer friendly ground and Japan is a place to escape the idory and personal troubles his life has brought, and it is to the island nation he heads in the opening pages.

Fiction Book Review: Idoru by William Gibson, Author Putnam $ (p) ISBN

Hilariously, I read that William Gibson is quoted as comparing his writing process to this Laney character’s node thing, which speaks volumes. Home Glossary Timeline New. She wore meticulous little reproductions of lineman’s boots, buckled across the instep and stoutly laced to the ankle. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I didn’t see how the Idoru was “more than he’d ever seen, enough to break a man’s heart”, or “the things that bother Rez aren’t the things that bother most people’, like the teaser in the just jacket promised.

In our world today the ability to data mine and find these nodal points has become an actual growing career and something this book not only foretold but also shows some of the possible issues if people might ever be able to be as adept at this skill as the main character is. For the rock band, see The Idoru.


Only crisis provokes life from Laney, otherwise we feel little empathy. It’s a push-me, pull-you routine. It went somewhere along the lines of “if Gibson’s stories sucked you in as his world descriptions do he would write the best books ever This prompts Zona Rosa who has been viewing events over the net into making a terrible personal sacrifice to save Chia.

I’m betting this will really happen some day, and it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun. You know, getting lost, meeting bizarre strangers, possibly smuggling contraband by accident and thus pissing off the Russian Mafia, the usual. Do you have to read Virtual Light before this, or could you treat this as a stand alone novel?

She peeled a mint- flavored toothpick from its wrapper. Something strange about the shape of his shaven head.


Want to Contribute an Item? Not because I was ever gibsson to file them into any type of budgetting system, but because it’d be a mechanism of socialization whereby I could discuss an idea where the story is merely the metadata, the receipts, of the plot it describes.

Feb 25, Rob rated it it was amazing. He also makes it clear here that he’s playing a bit of a long game, bringing back characters from willjam first novel for cameos and an ending that forces a resolution that doesn’t resolve much of anything except keeping the bodies from stacking up. See all books by William Gibson.