William Gibson Idoru

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Idoru

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Set in futuristic Tokyo, rebuilt after an earthquake, this book is the story of a rock star who decides to marry a non-existent, virtual reality girl; the bemused American security consultant who has been sent to take care of him; and a teenage fan.

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"IDORU INDUCES READER ANXIETY, AN ALMOST HURTFUL NEED TO JACK INTO THE NEXT PAGE...EVERY WORD IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE -- LEAN, EVOCATIVE, TENSE. POPULAR CULTURE IS WILLIAM GIBSON'S PLAYGROUND. ENJOY THE RIDE".

-- WIRED

"Idoru induces reader anxiety, an almost hurtful need to jack into the next page...Every word is where it should be--lean, evocative, tense. Popular culture is William Gibson's playground. Enjoy the ride."--Wired

"Idoru is a prophecy, a prayer for information baths that never drown the supplicant. It is also a text on paper, beautifully written, dense with metaphors that open the eyes to the new, dreamlike, intensely imagined, deeply plausible. It is a profoundly cunning advertisement for a world whose enclosed spaces--and infinite domains within the skull--we had better be prepared to join."--The Washington Post Book World

"Gibson's vision is disturbing, his speculation brilliant and his prose immaculate, cementing his reputation as the premier visionary working in SF today."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gibson envisions a future in which the lines between the virtual and the actual are terminally blurred. How 'real' are today's celebrities?...What will happen when the Web allows anyone--anyone at all--to be a star? With characteristic brilliance, the writer who invented the word cyberspace looks for answers."--Rolling Stone

"Gibson remains, like Chandler, an intoxicating stylist...Clever and provocative scenery...vivid, slangy prose. Chia is one of his most winning creations."--The New York Times Book Review

"Spooky...[Idoru is] a sharp satire on the uses and abuses of technology and has much to tell us about the dangerous path science has laid out for us."--Baltimore Sun

"Gibson's trademark of high-tech pyrotechnics and dark psychological comedy is in evidence throughout Idoru, and his characters are as compelling as ever. Gibson's novel should come with a warning label: Objects in novel may be closer than they appear."--Time Out

About the Author:

William Gibson was brought up in the southern United States but has lived in Vancouver with his wife and 2 children for many years. His novels include the hugely successful NEUROMANCER trilogy and VIRTUAL LIGHT (Penguin). "The man who saw the consequences of virtual reality before the technology had even been invented" OBSERVER

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