Gibson speaks… I relate.


This afternoon I’m running over to the research buildings to hear William Gibson speak about something.  Anything.  Really, I don’t care, anything.  Gibson is easily my favorite author since my English teacher introduced me to Neuromancer back in high school.  My teacher noted that my writing style was about as dense and cryptic as Gibson’s (not exactly a compliment, but whatever).  He also mentioned that I’d probably enjoy the themes in the book as well.  Was he ever right (he was also right about my writing style, but whatever).


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Comments (3)

  1. johnrdurant says:

    Interesting. I checked out the comments on bn.com, and they are favorable. I have never read a book by him (read literally many hundreds of others books, but have not heard of Gibson- most regrettable). I think I will give this one a try! Thanks for the heads-up.

    I hated High School. Fortunately, I can look back on it now with a smile. Everything turned out OK for me in the end, but that time of life seemed to have few stars in the sky.

  2. jeffdav says:

    I like Gibson as a person a whole lot, but Gibson as an author… I dunno. His writing was genre-defining, but I think Neal Stephenson at his worst is way better then Gibson. I enjoy reading Gibson’s books, but I find his essay’s to be more interesting.

    +1 on the high school sucked feeling. I almost want to go back and teach highschool just to try to make it a better place.

  3. Imagine a blog entry talk about a fun piece of dark visual fiction.