Book Review: Neuromancer by William Gibson

Classic 4+/5

Okay, I can’t summarize this one. Sorry. The central character, Case, lives in the underbelly of a hugely corrupt dystopian world, is recruited to do something that involves linking his brain to a computer, and I think he won in the end, but maybe not. I have to admit, I listened to this one on audiobook, mostly while driving, so I didn’t even try to follow the plot. It was very cool, and a prime example of cyberpunk, which is an important influence in SF. I’ve read a couple of other cyberpunk books, such as Snowcrash, and found the genre a lot like noir: very dark, very twisty, and ultimately depressing.

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