Pattern Recognition

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Penguin, Feb 3, 2003 - Fiction - 384 pages
103 Reviews
Pattern Recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer.”—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century.”—The Washington Post Book World


The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now...

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.
 
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be...
 

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

I wanted to like it more. The writing is really good. Gibson can string words together. The truth is the book moved really slow and I didn't really care about the plot. Normally I would have given up ... Read full review

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User Review  - GretchenLynn - LibraryThing

Pattern Recognition follows Cayce Pollard as she navigates a job for Blue Ant (a very eclectic company with a very eclectic owner who seems to have the money to send people out to research whatever ... Read full review

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Contents

THE WEBSITE OF DREADFUL NIGHT
BITCH
THE ATTACHMENT
MATH GRENADES
WHAT THEY DESERVE
THE MATCH FACTORY
THE PROPOSITION
WATERMARK
TARN
DICKHEADS
SIGIL
SIGINT
THE SHAPE OF THE ENTHUSIAST
WITHIN THE MEANING
PROTOCOL
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William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroMona Lisa Overdrive, Burning ChromeVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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