Book Reviews of All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties
All Tomorrow's Parties
Author: William Gibson
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425190449
ISBN-10: 0425190447
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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My husband says: Fun read. Good Gibson if you like Gibson, but not as visionary as his greatest books (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdive trilogy, Burning Chrome).
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Gibson is just such a great writer. His imagery isn't distracting as one reads it, but has a way of transforming the most mundane things into the exotic and futuristic. His settings are often barely sci-fi - but the way he talks about them, they seem as if they are. Leads to philosophical musings about - it's all in how you look at the world....
'All Tomorrow's Parties' is a sequel to Virtual Light and Idoru, but works as a stand-alone as well. Not much actually happens in the book. It's more about setting, characters, concepts.
Ex-cop Rydell is now working as a security guard at a chain convenience store, when he gets an offer to do a mysterious 'job' for his friend Laney, which sends him to a squatter's community of The Bridge. Escaping an abusive ex-boyfriend, former bike messenger Chevette also returns to the Bridge, towed by a more bourgeoise friend, a film student bent on documenting the Bridge's "interstitial" community. Meanwhile, Laney, ill in a homeless man's cardboard box in Japan, remains online, perceiving, with the abilities given him by experimental drugs, the convergence of a nodal point, which could mean the end of the world.
Of course, the AI 'idoru' Rei Tei, is involved as well...
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A good, quick read full of the lively characters and ideas that make Gibson's work so enjoyable to read.
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Gibson's signature melange of technopop splendor and post-industrial squalor.
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The story is somewhat surreal, and at times hard to follow. But it's still entertaining, and with some imagination it's very enjoyable.
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Another great cyberpunk novel from the master.
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The final book of a series - classic Gibson. I finished this one, now i get to go back and read the earlier ones and then this one all over.