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Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson only for [b:Neuromancer|22328|Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)|William Gibson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1285017005s/22328.jpg|909457] fanatics, the hazy sunday afternoon tone-piece to neuromancer's absolutist frenetic friday night. set in a somewhat cloudy london after ww3, the speed, tempo, and temperature of the prose is cool/calm rather than cool/hyper and low-key compared to the hyper-velocity and intensity of the originating work. author plays with some of the characters established in neuromancer (and famously lost artistic control over the name 'molly millions' so character goes by 'sally shears') so we learn what happens after the first book, but this is a pretty similar case to what happened to Ender's game with each succeeding work high 2/5, maybe even 3, may probably incomprehensible to the first-time non-Neuro reader

statistic examination of GR data shows that Gibson had (as he hints at in Idoru), had his one HUGE breakthroughs success, and then rode it for the rest of his life. had this been a first novel, it probably would have never seen publication. since there is already a subculture around Neuromancer, the book earned accolades from the press and a following

verdict of history: William Gibson, One Hit Wonder