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neuromancer
« on: January 07, 2017, 12:25:11 AM »
getting into a sci fi kick i think

reading neuromancer for the first time now

first observation: dude seems to have made up the word 'buached'
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Re: neuromancer
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 05:46:18 PM »
always wanted to read this. let me know how you like it.
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Re: neuromancer
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 07:24:23 PM »
love this book

It's written in kind of a stream-of-consciousness ADHD style, though. There were some times where I felt like there was very little exposition/explanation and I was left with a "wait... what the fuck is he talking about?" reaction, and it wasn't because my vocabulary was lacking. I could just imagine William Gibson inhaling a big line of coke and technobabbling a bit too fast.

but then he also has moments of brilliance with the vivid descriptions of cyberpunk cityscapes and memorable pulpy characters + his scifi concepts were so far ahead of the time that you have to respect it. The Matrix owes everything to Neuromancer, which preceded it by almost two decades.

I think agrul and Jxands are probably right

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Re: neuromancer
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 07:46:49 PM »
i enjoyed it and see how it was a landmark book for its time but i also had rly high expectations so was kinda disappointed

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Re: neuromancer
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 02:47:25 AM »
I think its a good book but its so dry and dated feeling. Like i cant read scifi now unless its russian mmorpg lit now. I need the stats and level ups
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