“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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She takes with her the contraband which was slipped into her luggage. Gibso to Contribute an Item? That’s no excuse to have such lazy, broad strokes defining characters and such a shockingly shallow plot premise. See Kyoto Date dioru more information about her. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. It’s quite a deceptive read, as the style feels quite light.

Sep 06, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: This is also one of the rare books that gets the mindset behind fandom. She wore a shapeless gray cotton boilersuit and cosmetic bruises.

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The walls of The Trial seemed to grow closer. Insectoid mandibles curved above the drinkers’ heads like scythes.

From Wikipedia, gibbson free encyclopedia. Want to Read saving…. 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 This is a book where Gibson increasingly tangles the lines of his world and how we expect people to behave in it.


I also found myself liking “Keithy” Blackwell. Published by Putnam in Additional resources.

Idoru by William Gibson

Taken out of context, the monologue appears to be a provocative and unambiguous statement about celebrity in and of itself. His vision of Tokyo scarred by a massive quake “Godzilla”and rebuilt by emergent technology is probably the most glaring similarity between this and the first book in the trilogy, Virtual Light; without having read the third, it seems like they could otherwise be standalone titles.

Now things are going too far. The problem is, he has done it better before, and with greater detail, so fans are not likely to forgive him for a simpler world and story. Rez at one point blurts out: Laney sat there until dawn came edging in through the tall, arched windows, and Taiwanese stainless could be heard to rattle, but gently, from the darkened cave of the breakfast room. Nope, for some reason in this future the logical thing to do is send a teenager to a foreign country by herself to check the situation out on the ground.

And grown men trying to write about teen celebrity figures is almost always a little cringey; here, it’s unbearable. Books by William Gibson. The virtual-world settings are decorated with robust detail and toyish icons, like a child’s dream.

Perhaps there was nothing big enough to eat him, not even Slitscan. The man’s palm felt like a piece of athletic equipment.

Palest of pale blonds. Which was, Laney had always assumed, the real reason for her hating him so.

This article is about the novel. Be the first to discover new talent! The contraband turns out to be a highly illegal nanotech assembler, a device used for high-speed material fabrication, which Eddie smuggled in on behalf of the Russian Mafia.



Jun 27, Rob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Idoru is set in the same universe as Virtual Lightand the main characters of both books are also very similar.

Looking for More Great Reads? What do you think of him? It did tie up the loose ends, but something about how it was done made the whole plot ixoru trivial and that the events that happened were not all that important. Idorru Glossary Timeline New. Then we checked out her other hot new thing, the PBS Idea Channel and among other things, we watched Mike Rugnetta talk about the connections between Gibson, Hatsune Miku, Lana del Rey, pop culture, technology and art.

After a few of Gibson’s cyberpunk novels, I’m starting to see a pattern in the structure of his plots and the composition of his worlds. Idoru does this while also exploring the concepts of celebrity and the intertwining of the virtual and the real in our world.

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