Spook Country

By:

Copyright:
2007

Book Details

Book Quality:
Excellent
Book Size:
373 Pages
ISBN-13:
9780399154300
Publisher:
N/A
Date of Addition:
Copyrighted By:
William Gibson Ent. Ltd.
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Literature and Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Submitted By:
New York Times Books
Proofread By:
New York Times Books
Usage Restrictions:
This is a copyrighted book.

Reviews

5 out of 5

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Absolutely engaging, fascinating, William Gibson as he always does, looks at a segment of our society that we never see.William Gibson is known for his ability to uncannily predict the technological future. He's even better at revealing to us a segment of society, down and out or blatantly criminal, that makes it's living in life in a way vastly different from you and me. Sometimes between the cracks, and sometimes they're the walls themselves that make our cracks.Spook Country isn't one of his "cyber-space" novels, but it has everything that you've come to enjoy in his books: a distopian future, not too far from now, in which those who are determinedly criminal mix-it-up with those who are accidentally criminal. Throw in some true innocents, and a few people with "special" tallents, and you suddenly discover it was never the technology that made William Gibson someone you kept returning to, but all of these other things that are so hard to put an exact finger on.If you start this book, you'll finish it quickly, to the neglect of everything else that you should be doing!