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Spook Country by William Gibson
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Spook Country (edition 2007)

by William Gibson

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Multilingual Tito engages in sensitive information transfers from his single-room apartment, while journalist Hollis frets over her start-up magazine's censure of its own promotions, and prescription drug addict Milgrim wonders about the military connections of an enigmatic benefactor.
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Title:Spook Country
Authors:William Gibson
Info:Putnam Adult (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 384 pages
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1/4 read, unable to finish.
  ClemRas | May 8, 2021 |
Definitely not the equal of Pattern Recognition. Rather disjointed and confusing - to some extent a stylistic choice, but perhaps taken too far. Not without its moments but one comes away oddly unfulfilled. ( )
  goliathonline | Jul 7, 2020 |
"Locative art"; shipping container being located at sea; contaminate $10,000,000 in cash w/ radioactive Cesium
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
Although I like all of Gibson's stuff, this was a different kind of story for him, and it might be one of his best. ( )
  tombrown | Feb 21, 2020 |
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"This novel is a political thriller that is also a satire on advertising, music and the geekocracy, a finely machined mystery whose main pleasures lie in its rich store of miniature aesthetic jolts and unexpected textures."
added by bookfitz | editThe Guardian, Steven Poole (Aug 18, 2007)
 
"Despite its thriller trappings, "Spook Country" is a puzzle palace of bewitching proportions and stubborn echoes."
added by bookfitz | editLos Angeles Times, Ed Park (Aug 5, 2007)
 
"If Gibson’s vision has got bleaker, his eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen."
added by bookfitz | editThe New Yorker (Jul 23, 2007)
 
"In Spook Country, Gibson takes another large step forward and reaffirms his position as one of the most astute and entertaining commentators on our astonishing, chaotic present."
 
"Compelling characters and crisp action sequences, plus the author’s trademark metaphoric language, help make this one of Gibson’s best."
added by bookfitz | editPublishers Weekly (Jun 18, 2007)
 

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'Rausch,' said the voice in Hollis Henry's cell. 'Node,' it said.
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The strength of Juana's magic had faded, Tito knew, amid new technologies and an increasing governmental stress on "security", by which was meant control. [13]
The Curfew's fans were virtually the only people who knew the band had existed, today, aside from radio programmers, pop historians critics, and collectors.  With the increasingly atemporal nature of music, though, the band had continued to acquire new fans.  Those it did acquire, like Alberto, were often formidably serious. [25]
Cyberspace is everting. [22]  And once it everts, then there isn't any cyberspace, is there? [66]
But what if, asked the upwardly burrowing voice, Brown was not really a government agent? ...  what if Brown was just an asshole with a gun? [80]
Intelligence, Hollis, is advertising turned inside out. [108]
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