Just finished Count Zero by William Gibson. Yowza, the worlds he built. You really feel the high-tech, low-quality-of-life desperation. The plot and delivery are often unclear, but that just adds to the feel that you're lost in a world that's too big to understand.

I really liked it.

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And the thing is it's really not so far-fetched. 's surveillance corporations and yawning inequality are here.

Case in point: a main character is haunted by the corporation she has served apparently building a very accurate psychological profile of her, able to predict her decisions, and track her through unknown means. The stuff of horror in 1986 is today's headlines on and .

So my experience reading Count Zero was dipping in and out of the surreal and the normal. The future of the past is today, but more so.

@Argus What's funny is how we all see what we want to see in his work. Back in the 90's my high school friends and I each saw our own *very different* ideologies reinforced by Gibson. I suppose he describes each character sympathetically, without undue judgment. Even faceless bureaucrats and assassins have feelings in the Sprawl. Which of his books is your favorite, so far?

@ftl0
I think Neuromancer still takes the cake for me, but I want to find more.

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