Idoru - William Gibson

Continuing my re-reading of Gibson's book, I read Idoru. On the whole, I'd say I prefer it to Virtual Light. It's set in the same world, with a loose overlapping of characters, and the start was somewhat underwhelming. However, it picks up the pace as the various threads start to weave together. It feels more like Neuromancer-era Gibson - we have the big, tough minder character, a guy with mysterious computer abilities, smugglers, pop stars, Japan etc. It also has the strange technology blind spots. The portable supercomputers they have need wired network access. Strange how used we've got to wireless. Anyway, great fun.

Posted 2007-07-08.