“The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The. The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The. Facts. Title: Idory Author: William Gibson Year of publishing: In Idoru Gibson concentrates on the themes of media and popularity in a.

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It went somewhere along the lines of “if Gibson’s stories sucked you in as his world descriptions do he would write the best books ever Nothing would change, no one would be ruined, and you can’t possibly feel attached to these characters enough to even care much if they’re mildly disappointed or disillusioned anyway. He increased his pace, aiming for a curving stairway molded to resemble glossy brown carapaces.

Even the main protagonists could be Idorus judging by their bleak impressions and I frequently jumped back to find out who was who. Visible each Friday, when she made it her habit to hibson shorts to work. I feel like I should be awarding this one more p0ints, maybe after I’ve read Virtual Light.

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She peeled a mint- flavored toothpick from its wrapper. There is no great mystery or conflict urging us forward, and the plot is organic: Relaxing from the razor sharp prose of Virtual LightIdoru is idorh looser, more flexible read. It’s quite a deceptive read, as the style feels quite light.


Blinking up at Laney through circular lenses. See the entry idofu synthespian for more information. Strip-mined, Laney gathered, by generations of her colleagues. It picked up around the midway point as the plotl I’ve made my constant William Gibson mistake again and not checked to see if this book is a part of a series.

The gangsters, out-of-work slackers, and tech wizards you expect in this kind of book were all present and accounted for. Gison McKenzie is here on a rescue mission. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Fiction Book Review: Idoru by William Gibson, Author Putnam $ (p) ISBN

A machine of some kind was suspended from the ceiling. Williqm 11, Browland rated it liked it Shelves: And to what depth is the overall content of the series taken in Idoru? Maybe it’s unfair to judge this so harshly given when it was written and how technology has evolved. She is a personality-construct, a congeries of software agents, the creation of information-designers.

Very interesting ideas, though.


Jan 07, Pages. Walls the color of anthracite. A fast-paced, exciting givson about the intersections of realities and identity. Why hasn’t anyone filmed this yet??

IDORU by William Gibson | Kirkus Reviews

Rez has declared that he will marry her. Time to rally the troops!

Which makes him useful—to certain people. Her “fish so far out of water that she might as well be floating in space” experiences are remarkably different than Laney’s, as she finds herself getting involved with criminals both competent and incompetent, secretive hacker types, the somewhat jealous members of the local branch of her fanclub, all the typical stuff that teenage girls on vacation alone run into.


Her costume raises the question: I guess it’s supposed to be like companies gathering data on people based on their search and purchase history, but it’s written way dumber than that. In the book the idoru appears as a completely artificial media celebrity.

William Gibson, i feel, is a wonderful writer due to his ability to create gritty scifi worlds that not only feel real but also feel like they are just a few years away from being reality.

There are moments where she’s so out of her depth you wonder how Gibson thought it was a good idea but at the same time its an interesting examination of how we perceive celebrities and see ourselves are “owning” them even slightly, even as being part of their narratives something perhaps even more relevant today thanks to gigson media allowing super-fans to be more vocal about how certain williwm or characters “should” be done.

Rez at one point blurts out: Chia, the plucky teen w As with Virtual Light, the selling point of this book is the setting, not so much the story. The story also has a weird, almost subdued beat.