Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive 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 an

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 uniWilliam 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 Yakuza, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes or so they think.

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information.William Ford Gibson is an American Canadian writer who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term cyberspace in 1982 and popularized it in his first novel, Neuromancer 1984 , which has sold than 6.5 million copies worldwide.While his early writing took the form of short stories, Gibson has since written nine critically acclaimed novels one in collaboration , contributed articles to several major publications, and has collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors, academia, cyberculture, and technology William Gibson 2007, October 17 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 20 30, October 19, 2007, from enpedia w indexp t

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  1. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES list.I loves me a good series But I m terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I ve got on the goA quick look back I said in my review of Count Zero that [...]

  2. William Gibson s conclusion to the Sprawl trilogy Conclusion is in quotes because it s a loose trilogy.Gibson does what he does best in this novel takes three different story arcs and weaves them together into a wonderful story that comes together neatly in the end.Kumiko is a young teenager who is the daughter of a powerful yakuza She s sent to England to hide from her father s enemies, with only a ghost, given to her by her father, to keep her company The ghost is really an AI unit that can he [...]

  3. One of the later books of Gibson that I read It left me with the fundamental idea of warring corporations and states on the wane that still lives with me now.

  4. The world hadn t ever had so many moving parts or so few labels William Gibson, Mona Lisa OverdriveThere is something about Gibson that keeps me coming back Part of it is how, like PKD, he seems to always have a sense of what is around the next two corners Not just the objects No The textures and smells and ambiguities too It is like Gibson doesn t just have foresight, he has foresmell and foretaste Anyway, even with that, this wasn t his best book and not in the strong half of the Sprawl trilog [...]

  5. Executive Summary I ve owned this book for years, and for some reason never picked it up and read it Thankfully I participated in a Secret Santa book thing of sorts, and someone out there finally got me to read it.Full ReviewI ve always been of a Snow Crash person than a Neuromancer person I found it the easier read, and enjoyed the lighter nature faster pace of the story It took me quite a few years to circle back and read Count Zero and later Burning Chrome I enjoyed them all, but partially b [...]

  6. Ghost in the MachineI d had this unit on the shelf for a while I d used earlier versions to jack into the matrix twice, once only recently, and enjoyed the experience It was time I did it again.The first two times, the matrix seemed to be all order and accord I suppose all the chaos was on the outside Each time I jacked in, I escaped the chaos and found some serenity inside for a while.This time, though, something had changed The Shape had changed Or something had changed it Maybe, even, it had [...]

  7. A much accessible version of Gibson s cyberpunk stylings, Mona Lisa Overdrive is a pretty straight forward espionage thriller in comparison to what came before, and as such I found it that much enjoyable.Instead of technical information and a sentient AI point of view or endless discussions about what makes us human, the effects of technology on society and freewill we re treated to the lives of four characters in sequential chapters whose lives are on a fateful collision course plotted by uns [...]

  8. It s common to accuse a writer of writing the same thing over again In many cases this merely means the writer sticks to variations on a theme Sometimes, though, it feels like each novel is another installment in an iterative process designed to get at a central idea As I continue to read William Gibson s novels, I continue to get a better idea of the novel he is trying to write Mona Lisa Overdrive mixes the legacy of the previous two Sprawl books with a corporate espionage fuelled plot worthy o [...]

  9. Mona Lisa Overdrive is the third book in Gibson s Sprawl trilogy, and it s the most fully realized of the three The plots of Neuromancer and Count Zero followed the same pattern, and Count Zero really only served as a bridge between the first and third books Mona Lisa Overdrive flips back and forth between four subplots which weave together nicely, both with each other and with the previous two books The characters start to matter a little and feel like real people than 2D plot puppets Having [...]

  10. If Neuromancer was debut brilliance, Count Zero was a continuation that lacked the punch of the first in the Sprawl trilogy, yet still packed enough crowd pleasing swagger to make it a top class read with, perhaps, the lack of purpose that greatness demands In hindsight, this is perhaps the way a great trilogy should go, because one s expectations are set perhaps a tad lower by the time you get to Mona Lisa Overdrive So you re nicely set up for the rabbit punch when it comes.Gibson has brought h [...]

  11. Mona Lisa acelerada cierra la trilog a cyberpunk The Sprawl, que se inici con Neuromante y continu con Conde Cero La historia tiene lugar ocho a os despu s de lo acaecido en Conde Cero y, como suele ser habitual con William Gibson, la novela la conforman varias l neas argumentales que convergen al final.Por un lado tenemos a Kumiko, una ni a japonesa enviada a Londres por su padre, un jefe de la yakuza, para protegerla En Londres, har amistad con Sally Shears, una extra a mujer que no es quien p [...]

  12. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.In Mona Lisa Overdrive, the third and final novel in William Gibson s Sprawl trilogy, it s been seven years since Angie Mitchell from Count Zero was taken out of Maas Biolabs and now she s a famous simstim star who s trying to break her designer drug habit But a jealous Lady 3Jane plans to kidnap Angie and replace her with a cheap prostitute named Mona Lisa who s addicted to stimulants and happens to look like Angie.In a dilapidated section of New Jersey, [...]

  13. So my friend John commented that, given the fact that I was currently reading Mona Lisa Overdrive and had Count Zero marked as to read , it seemed like I was reading the trilogy backwards To which my only response is Trilo what now The edition of MLO that I read is the exact same one as the cover scan in the GoodReads database Yes, I know, it s too small to make out any small details So you ll have to trust me when I say that there is no indication on either the front cover, back cover, or spine [...]

  14. And this is where it has taken us Again, we have a new assortment of characters the Yakuza boss daughter the robot builder psychologically damaged by his prison time the girl from the wrong side of the tracks , plus a few who seem oddly familiar, all caught up in seemingly disparate events that eventually begin to overlap Again, the world is effortlessly cool although the characters themselves, this time, are very much not or at least not as effortlessly stylish as Case or Molly or the Count at [...]

  15. Curious name Mona Lisa Overdrive The name has nothing to do with the painting, but it s a nice name Catchy The kind of name that makes you think What kind of a name is that I have to read this So I guess that s a win for the marketing sector Mona Lisa Overdrive is the sequel to both Neuromancer and Count Zero Concepts introduced and threads left dangling from both books are dealt in this one, favourite characters make an appearance, and the story is so much better than Count Zero While it lacks [...]

  16. A beautiful book.Not as exciting as Neuromancer, but absolutely on par in terms of atmosphere and characters There are sections of narration that I enjoy reading just on their own, like Kumiko s dreams about the neon cranes sailing the moonscape of her mother s madness, and especially Mona s silver walks It s also great to see Molly and the Finn in a sense again, and the way Gibson develops his returning characters fifteen or so years after Neuromancer is done fantastically This time, Gibson giv [...]

  17. This review was written in the late nineties for my eyes only , and it was buried in amongst my things until recently when I uncovered the journal in which it was written I have transcribed it verbatim from all those years ago although square brackets may indicate some additional information for the sake of readability or some sort of commentary from now This is one of my lost reviews.It all comes together Fifteen years after Molly, Case and Armitage crash the Tessier Ashpool party, SJane, now a [...]

  18. Yes, that s not a mistake, I gave Mona Lisa Overdrive a full 5.0 when I left Count Zero at a theoretical smidge below but used the 4 in stars That s not because as I explained in the CZ review Count Zero was not good, it just didn t surpass Neuromancer Subjective as charged, but that s my version and my review I remember being surprised at how Gibson extended the world of his world with this book and being impressed by that The writing stayed crisp, precise and at his high level of imagery and c [...]

  19. The conclusion to the Sprawl trilogy sees the welcome return of Molly Millions, the kick ass mercenary from Nueromancer Gibson crafts a multi stranded narrative fusing such disparate elements as modern art and voodoo into a typically energetic plot but, as ever with Gibson, there is brain food to be found amongst the killer robot sculptures and Yakuza warlords The dangers of unfettered artificial intelligence and the human implications of perfected virtual reality are to the fore here is it OK t [...]

  20. I think I actually read the three books that are all in this universe in order, although Count Zero was long enough ago that I remember very little of it, except that I liked it Neuromancer I ve always had a difficult relationship with it just persists in keeping me at arms length I get the story, I get the characters I just don tt it Why it s so hugely popular I don t dislike it, I m just sort of baffled.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement [...]

  21. Somewhat better than the second book, takes the standalone elements of the previous two books and combines them Originally read in the 80s, I didn t recall these books set so far apart in time Part heist, part thriller good characters, great ending This series defined cyberpunk, and while that concept was mostly a dream while the author pecked out the first novel on a manual typewriter, it was much closer to reality in 1988 The same year this novel came out, an adventure video game was released [...]

  22. Un poco decepcionante Como en Conde Cero el envi n narrativo est relegado en favor de la ambientaci n En cambio, Mona Lisa Acelerada no aprovecha las premisas especulativas de su predecesora, y el final parece precipitado Da la impresi n de que en este caso las tendencias barrocas de Gibson asfixiaron tanto la tensi n como la resoluci n.

  23. Okay, it took me thirty years to complete the Sprawl Trilogy after starting it, but I m glad I did Since Mona Lisa Overdrive is excellent almost as good as the brilliant Neuromancer Mona Lisa takes place almost a decade after Count Zero in the narrative frame In it Gibson brings back many characters from the previous two books Bobby Newmark and Angie Mitchell are back, fallen out of love As is the creepy Lady 3Jane albeit in a less than complete form Best of all, the coolest female bad ass this [...]

  24. Despu s del placer que me supuso leer Neuromancer , y Count Zero , de este mismo autor, no pude evitar sumergirme en la lectura de m s obras del g nero cyberpunk Tras ese itinerario me sumerg en la lectura de este libro, que pertenece en el n mero 3 a la llamada Trilog a del Sprawl , donde Gibson aprovecha algunos personajes y partes de la trama para seguir tejiendo sus historias.M s all de las implicaciones que el feminismo puede ver en la obra el propio autor ha hecho apolog a de este detalle [...]

  25. Continuity stava scrivendo un libro Robin Lanier gliene aveva parlato, e lei aveva chiesto di che argomento trattasse Lui le aveva risposto che non trattava proprio di un argomento particolare Il libro si avvolgeva su se stesso e cambiava in continuazione Continuity lo scriveva perennemente Lei gli chiese il perch , ma Robin aveva gi perso ogni interesse perch Continuity era un IA, e si sa che le IA fanno cose strane Il migliore della Trilogia dello Sprawl, e sorprendentemente e forse proprio pe [...]

  26. A teen prostitute named Mona could be the twin of simstim star Angela Mitchell Kumiko, daughter of a Yakuza boss, is shuffled off to the protection of the London mob while her father deals with a gang war, and there she meets Molly Millions in hiding and using the name Sally Shears Angela Mitchell, altered by her father to be able to enter cyberspace without having to jack in is the subject of an abduction plot, replacing her with Mona Bobby Newmark is in a coma Called Count, he s permanently ja [...]

  27. My favorite line in this book Kid Africa came cruising into Dog Solitude on the third day of November, his vintage Dodge chauffeured by a white girl named Cherry Chesterfield It was the opening of the second or third chapter, and a huge reassurance that it was going to be a cool book Also, I had to read this book so bad when it came out that I wrote a bad check for it I was 19.

  28. Here s how I take in the Sprawl stories Step 1 Read the book Step 2 Wind up entranced yet totally confused.Step 3 Read someone else s synopsis of the book to figure out what the heck happened.I guess this means I think Gibson is a crappy story teller, but his prose is so cool and his fantastic concepts have influenced so many things I like that I still think he s great.

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