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Idoru (Bridge) by [Gibson, William]
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Idoru (Bridge) Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in Bridge (3 Book Series)

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"IDORU INDUCES READER ANXIETY, AN ALMOST HURTFUL NEED TO JACK INTO THE NEXT PAGE...EVERY WORD IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE -- LEAN, EVOCATIVE, TENSE. POPULAR CULTURE IS WILLIAM GIBSON'S PLAYGROUND. ENJOY THE RIDE".

-- WIRED

"Idoru induces reader anxiety, an almost hurtful need to jack into the next page...Every word is where it should be--lean, evocative, tense. Popular culture is William Gibson's playground. Enjoy the ride."--Wired

"Idoru is a prophecy, a prayer for information baths that never drown the supplicant. It is also a text on paper, beautifully written, dense with metaphors that open the eyes to the new, dreamlike, intensely imagined, deeply plausible. It is a profoundly cunning advertisement for a world whose enclosed spaces--and infinite domains within the skull--we had better be prepared to join."--The Washington Post Book World

"Gibson's vision is disturbing, his speculation brilliant and his prose immaculate, cementing his reputation as the premier visionary working in SF today."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gibson envisions a future in which the lines between the virtual and the actual are terminally blurred. How 'real' are today's celebrities?...What will happen when the Web allows anyone--anyone at all--to be a star? With characteristic brilliance, the writer who invented the word cyberspace looks for answers."--Rolling Stone

"Gibson remains, like Chandler, an intoxicating stylist...Clever and provocative scenery...vivid, slangy prose. Chia is one of his most winning creations."--The New York Times Book Review

"Spooky...[Idoru is] a sharp satire on the uses and abuses of technology and has much to tell us about the dangerous path science has laid out for us."--Baltimore Sun

"Gibson's trademark of high-tech pyrotechnics and dark psychological comedy is in evidence throughout Idoru, and his characters are as compelling as ever. Gibson's novel should come with a warning label: Objects in novel may be closer than they appear."--Time Out

Synopsis

Set in futuristic Tokyo, rebuilt after an earthquake, this is the story of a rock star who decides to marry a non-existent, virtual reality girl; the bemused American security consultant who has been sent to take care of him; and a teenage fan. It is a witty futuristic thriller. "Fast,witty and lovingly painted." - "Guardian". "Confirms Gibson as a realist writer for the post-Net generation." - "TLS". "A true Bladerunner for the Nineties" - "GQ".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2506 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425158640
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (26 Oct. 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140241078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140241075
  • ASIN: B002RI9YG4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,993 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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