Sep. 27th, 2009

purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
I stumbled across a copy of this while alphabetizing our bookshelves... err.. as you do (at least I wasn't doing it at midnight during an earthquake - so I feel there's a generational improvement there) and thought I should probably read it since I'd heard it widely mentioned as a seminal work.

I feel, in some ways, a little like I did after reading Neuromancer for the first time. Namely that the book is more interesting for what it subsequently inspired than it is, in and of itself.

More, including spoilers, under the cut )

I'm glad I read the book. It is interesting to see in it the roots of ideas I've read elsewhere but I can't honestly say I can see myself reading it again.

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