Friday, May 23, 2003

Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

Pattern Recognition
The three authors I've enjoyed most in the last few years have been Neal Stephenson, Iain Banks and William Gibson. I must admit to a feeling a little fear when I found that Pattern Recognition was set in the present as opposed to his earlier work. If you like his work, don't be put off by this and go buy it.

The main storyline is about the search for the author of small fragments of film ("footage") which are dropped annonymously onto the internet. The woman searching for this author works in advertising and has an allergic response to the advertising logos which cover our planet.

Pattern Recognition replaces Dead Air as the best read I've had this year........but Neal Stephenson is due to release Quicksilver in October.