Pattern Recognition

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003 - Fiction - 356 pages
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"Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive American design consultant with an international reputation. In London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she's offered a very different assignment: find the creator of the haunting, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet by a party or parties unknown. Followers of this footage, and Cayce herself is one, are generating massive underground buzz, worldwide - and her new employer values buzz infinitely more than money." "But with her London apartment burgled, her email hacked, and the records of her Manhattan therapist stolen, she begins to suspect that more is at stake here, to someone, than she could ever have imagined." "Still, Cayce is her father's daughter. Win Pollard, Cold War security guru, was never a man to be deterred by the unimaginable. But the Cold War is over, and Win is missing, presumed dead, somewhere in Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001." "Cayce is soon phase-shifting through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, and finally into the eerie aftermath of a Soviet eco-disaster, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing, and compelling, as the twenty-first century promises to be." "A secret that may, ultimately, belong to her alone." --Book Jacket.

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User Review  - nosborm - LibraryThing

This took a while to build on me but it definitely has Gibson's signature world building weirdness. Not as prophetic as neuromancer but it still has that same cyberpunk noir setting I love. In a world not unlike our own in the not at all future. Looking forward to reading more. Read full review

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

I haven't read a lot of William Gibson's non-cyberpunk books, so I was expecting this story to take a turn towards the Sci-Fi for about a third of this volume. Instead, it remained a modern-day ... Read full review

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William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948 in Conway, South Carolina. He dropped out of high school and moved to Canada, where he eventually graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977. He is the author of Mona Lisa Overdrive, The Peripheral, and Neuromancer, which won the Phillip K. Dick Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Johnny Mnemonic.

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