Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

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The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now.
 

About William Gibson

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Williams Gibson was the first author to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award also known as the “triple crown” of Science Fiction, on his debut novel Neuromancer. He lives in Canada and continues to write award winning critically acclaimed science fiction.
 
Published February 3, 2003 by Berkley. 378 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Business & Economics. Fiction

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She’s then hired for a bigger project by über-cool marketing firm Blue Ant to investigate the origins of a strange series of film clips—over a 130 now—that have been showing up on the Internet and attracting a wide cult of fans, including Cayce, who try to figure their origin and purpose.

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The Guardian

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Pattern Recognition by WIlliam Gibson Viking £16.99, pp357 William Gibson, branded as a science-fiction writer (Neuromancer his best-known book), tries his hand in Pattern Recognition at London and the present day.

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The Guardian

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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson 368pp, Viking, £16.99 In the end, William Gibson's novels are all about sadness - a very distinctive and particular sadness: the melancholy of technology.

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Book Reporter

The book's characters are universally quirky and often damaged in some way --- Cayce herself is "allergic" to certain trademark images --- but Gibson provides enough backstory to render them believable.

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AV Club

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Though Gibson crafts a satisfying and even somewhat conventional narrative, his elegantly clipped prose style has a powerfully destabilizing effect that not only puts readers on edge, but also suggests a fragmented world where people haven't quite found their bearings.

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The Bookbag

The settings are another strong point of Pattern Recognition - in fact it can be read solely for the settings, as Gibson's take on London, Moscow and Tokyo is truly enlightening.

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About.com

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London Review of Books

He still likes to give his characters sub-Pynchon names – Joel Sublett, Kevin Tarkovsky, Lucius Warbaby – and to extrapolate future backdrops from contemporary anxieties: Aids, pollution and biological weapons are particular favourites, along with the menace of unregulated nanotechnology, which G...

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Strange Horizons

At the same time, Cayce's online associates, ranging from a fellow fetishist by the name of Parkaboy to a Polish artist randomly encountered on the streets of London (the novel is full of deliberate coincidence) emerge from behind the monitor into the real world.

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The Sunday Times

In that Blade Runnerish vision of the future, he introduced readers to the concept of cyberspace, and, with each successive book, his ideas about virtual worlds have been swiftly realised, if not specifically imitated.

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The Zone

Set against a backdrop of global paranoia in the aftermath of 11th September's terrorist attacks, and a profoundly witty exploration of corporate politics, multicultural societies, artistic subcultures and entrepreneurial ambition (notably, also the basic ingredients for Gibson's recent gen...

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