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Was moving over to the graphic novel genre a good idea for me?

Advantages: really good, similar to original novel!
Disadvantages: see review, there's many in a way!

This really interested me due to the fact that I have never read a graphic novel, and in the post, comes this big book on a story I have already read, and so I thought, what better way to start getting into graphic novel by reading a graphic novel that is ...

Jonni_boi 16.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Neverwhere - Glenn Fabry, Mike Carey, Neil Gaiman

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The Most Important Novel of the 1980s

Advantages: Innovative science-fiction and a cracking story
Disadvantages: 3 Megabyte RAM couriers

Neuromancer is more than twenty years old now, a fact that's a bit astonishing. Written by William Gibson, the blurb claims that the novel 'invented' cyberspace and virtual reality. Bold claims indeed (and perhaps not entirely justified in the case of VR) ...

Olly_Plimsoll 27.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Neuromancer - William Gibson

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So what IS the Matrix?

Advantages: Fascinating for anyone with an interest in computing or sci-fi
Disadvantages: Can be hard to get your head round!

This book was hailed as the book which invented cyberspace and virtual reality. The new form of sci-fi was labelled "cyberpunk." It has apparently been cited as the force behind many hackers. "Neuromancer" paints a grim view of the future in which te ...

wolfatgoogle 01.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Neuromancer - William Gibson

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Brilliant

Advantages: Classic, Influential ideas
Disadvantages: Nope

I'd rate Neuromancer as being one of the three most influential future visions created in science fiction along with 1984 and Brave New World. From the concept of cyberspace to a thousand films, X-file episodes and the like it's ideas are repeated over an ...

barney.lawrence 14.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Neuromancer - William Gibson

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Cyberspace - Where it came from

Advantages: Refreshing, the book that started a genre
Disadvantages: Non worth mentioning

Occasionally a new book comes along thats different, that stands out from the crowd - thats Neuromancer. Famous for inventing the term 'cyberspace'. Its set in the future where paper money is only used in shady deals and where cyberspace is viewed dire ...

eridu 15.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Neuromancer - William Gibson

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