Mona Lisa Overdrive

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Bantam Books, 1989 - Fiction - 308 pages
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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive.Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer.Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.

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Overall I applaud Gibson's writing. - Goodreads
However, the plot of this book is plain hard to follow. - Goodreads
As usual Gibson's prose is pristine and superbly paced. - Goodreads
It's a fantastic ending to the trilogy. - Goodreads
I really enjoy Gibson's writing. - Goodreads
Mostly action, and a surprising ending. - Goodreads

Review: Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl #3)

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

Hmm, I'm wavering here between 3 and 4 stars. Gibson writes attractively. His ideas and some of the images and vistas he creates are extraordinary and all of that is on show here. And it's all just so ... Read full review

Review: Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl #3)

User Review  - Grey - Goodreads

I love the concepts in these books. The technology is neat(cyberspace decks and how cyberspace is like an actual space that you fly around) and the stories are fun. Molly/Sally is just the coolest ... Read full review



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William Gibson is credited with having coined the term acyberspace, a and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed.

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