Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2007
Genre Scifi
Origin US
Publisher Putnam
ISBN-10 0399154302
ISBN-13 978-0399154300
My Copy library hardback
First Read November 01, 2011

Spook Country

It's really not a standout book, and the best parts are the connections with Pattern Recognition, Gibson's previous novel. Spook Country is set in the same universe, and has a few crossover characters and connections.

Don't miss the throwaway line that explains all of Pattern.

Noted on November 22, 2011

Gibson is always good for a fun read, and with the added interest of something vaguely scifi. This novel, like Pattern Recognition, is set in the present tense and focuses on the most scifi-like elements of contemporary technology; because we're all living in the future, right? The internet, mobile phones that do everything, ubiquitous location tracking, etc.

Gibson is good at spinning a complicated story that takes advantage of these technological advances - which are pretty prosaic - and makes them feel futuristic..

Noted on November 22, 2011

Heidi constitutes a gender preference unto herself.

Quoted on January 2, 2012

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