“The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The Washington Post Book World
21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Where the New Buildings, the largest in the world, erect themselves unaided, their slow rippling movements like the contractions of a sea-creature...
Colin Laney is here looking for work. He is an intuitive fisher for patterns of information, the “signature” an individual creates simply by going about the business of living. But Laney knows how to sift for the dangerous bits. Which makes him useful—to certain people.
Chia McKenzie is here on a rescue mission. She’s fourteen. Her idol is the singer Rez, of the band Lo/Rez. When the Seattle chapter of the Lo/Rez fan club decided that he might be in trouble in Tokyo, they sent Chia to check it out.
Rei Toei is the idoru—the beautiful, entirely virtual media star adored by all Japan. Rez has declared that he will marry her. This is the rumor that has brought Chia to Tokyo. True or not, the idoru and the powerful interests surrounding her are enough to put all their lives in danger...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
A fast-paced, exciting story about the intersections of realities and identity. This is also one of the rare books that gets the mindset behind fandom. An impressive piece of cyberpunk. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Gibson can be somewhat confusing at times, but the story moves well and the complexity of that story can be addicting...a bit difficult for me to keep track of all the characters at times. I suppose if I could, I'd give it a 2.5. Read full review
27That Physical Thing
28A Matter of Credit
29Her Bad Side
31The Way Things Work
9Out of Control
11Collapse of New Buildings
17The Walls of Fame
23Here at the Western World