With a futuristic setting several years on from his last novel, "Neuromancer", this book is the final novel in the author's "cyberspace" sequence. In a grim neo-Victorian future London, the young daughter of a Yakuza crimelord restlesly prowls the house of her British gangster "uncle".
The last of the Sprawl trilogy: the AIs of Neuromancer have suffered a traumatized, cataclysmic coming to self-awareness and now haunt cyberspace as voodoo powers. Mona's pimp sells her to a plastic surgeon in New York and she's turned overnight into someone else. The pimp winds up dead. Mona weeps for him. She's a sweet, dumb girl...so far. Angie the famous Hollywood stim star has started remembering things. Despite the efforts of studio bosses to keep her in ignorance, Angie will discover who she really is...and why she doesn't need to jack into the Matrix in order to enter cyberspace. In the depths of the rustbelt, the ring of steel garbage and toxic waste surrounding the Sprawl, Gentry obsessively seeks the darkest secrets of the Matrix. Seeking rapture. When an impossibly tall and powerful skyscraper of data appears suddenly in the landscape of the Matrix, Gentry is ready for it, Angie is part of it, and Mona is set for overdrive. Rapture is on the agenda for all three, but others greedy for money and power will fight them to the death.
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'Brilliant... a delight to read. No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson... A true original' Sunday Times 'Gibson's most accomplished book to date, a futurist hybrid of Fleming and Deighton and Bester' Time Out 'Gibson can spin a gripping yarn. He builds up a great head of steam within the first few pages and doesn't relax until the end' Times Literary Supplement 'A chillingly plausible blueprint of the near-future' Evening Standard
About William Gibson
William Gibson was born in 1948. He was raised and educated in 'southern Lovecraftian' Virginia, USA, but moved to Canada soon after leaving school. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is married and has two children.
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
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