Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

Book - 2003
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Hired to investigate a mysterious video collection that has been appearing on the Internet, market research consultant Cayce Pollard realizes that there is more to the assignment when her computer is hacked.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2003
ISBN: 9780399149863
Branch Call Number: SF Gib
Characteristics: 356 p


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Aug 07, 2020

Here's a concept within a concept, "cool-spotting," seeking trends and patterns in popular culture and technology, which is the job of the protagonist in this distant present-time tale, and some of the author's intent. We are all under the microscope for our digital habits, and Gibson's vision seems even more pertinent as the years pass since the writing.

Mar 20, 2020

Really interesting and engaging world of the near (now) future. Gibson is such a smart writer.

josh2112 Jan 20, 2015

This book is as beautifully written as necromancer was insightful for its time.
I have been reading Gibson since the 80's, but I don't think I would have maked this is Sci Fi except that Gibson wrote it.
Pattern Recognition is as much about today as all good sci fi is, but its about now and set in the world of today (as opposed to some far future), This book explores the world of branding, corporate culture and the search for 'authenticity'. Its great and really offers a philosophical look at the world we live in and how that world is commodified and our ideas sold back to us.

Dec 12, 2014

I enjoyed this book. Don't be afraid that the ending will disappoint, because it won't.

Dec 12, 2014

Gibson did write a few passing to good books, long ago, but after Neuromancer, his stuff has been pure crud. Just another in that category.

nonword Sep 16, 2013

Brilliant book about a woman with an unusual instinct for predicting cultural patterns and a charming distaste for the Michelin Man

Mar 12, 2012

Can't say enough good things about this book: great characters, great subplots, great writing... One of my favourite books of all time!

Feb 21, 2012

All of Gibson's books are more than a bit odd, but I had a very hard time finding the point of this one. However, the writing still makes the ride worthwhile.

DesPlainesReaders Nov 07, 2011

If you can't get enough of Lizbeth Salander, try this book. The main character Cayce Pollard is the American twin of Salander - computer savvy, socially awkward and with a penchant for trouble. No blood here but a lot of suspenseful corporate intrigue. WeAreSpartacus/lascorpia


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