Neuromancer - William Gibson


Neuromancer is supposed to be a science fiction classic. It won all the awards and coined the term cyberspace long before it came into common usage.

For me it was a good, but not great read. Its a page turner and the action keeps up pretty much the whole way.

Its a bit dark and paints a decent picture of a world where drugs and implants enhance every aspect of human existence. The main character is a futuristic computer hacker who is tasked with freeing an artificial intelligence of the boundaries imposed on it by a society that wants to keep it, and all other AIs, in check. Not a bad story.

Unfortunately, it was impossible for me to like or admire anybody in the book, even in part. I never really understood what motivated any of the characters(except the computer). And the ending was a bit of a let down for me too.