"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".
"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
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
"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
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
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".