Originally Posted by Tredici
I read Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" not too long ago. It had been recognized as a Notable Book but I found it strangely unappealing. A Mish Mash of a character with the ability to spot marketable new trends (coolness hunter) loads of logo info, even an internet chat forum with posts and all. But much of it seemed a bit contrived to me and an effort to get every new cultural phenomenon all jammed into one storyline. Anyway, I did manage to finish the book but I just can't say it was really an enjoyable read. Maybe I need to try something else of his.
My mistake, Tre. The Gibson featured as a character in the book is Walter
Gibson, the pulp writer from the 1930's who created "The Shadow." Not William
Gibson, the modern "cyberpunk" sci-fi author (whose main work is probably Neuromancer
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
is actually authored by Paul Malmont, and I think this is his first novel.