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by William Gibson

  • Author: William Gibson
  • ISBN: 0670875597
  • ISBN13: 978-0670875597
  • ePub: 1400 kb | FB2: 1743 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (2003)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 321
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Pattern Recognition ePub download

Pattern Recognition is a novel by science fiction writer William Gibson published in 2003.

Pattern Recognition is a novel by science fiction writer William Gibson published in 2003. Set in August and September 2002, the story follows Cayce Pollard, a 32-year-old marketing consultant who has a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols. The action takes place in London, Tokyo, and Moscow as Cayce judges the effectiveness of a proposed corporate symbol and is hired to seek the creators of film clips anonymously posted to the internet.

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Pattern Recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Qty: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

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In Pattern Recognition, Gibson's resourceful heroine, Cayce Pollard, is given huge resources by an untrustworthy .

In Pattern Recognition, Gibson's resourceful heroine, Cayce Pollard, is given huge resources by an untrustworthy corporate spiv, Hubertus Bigend, to find the maker of mysterious and melancholy footage. In his earlier novel Count Zero, Gibson's resourceful heroine, Marly Krushkhova, is given huge resources by an untrustworthy megacorporate spiv, Herr Virek, to find the maker of mysterious and melancholy boxes.

Pattern Recognition book. William Gibson WILL right an ending that resembles something other then a last ditch attempt from a man desperate not to default on his contract. It will not stink of a man who has just watched the sunrise with a headful of Jack Daniels. No it will be thematically fufilling, and tie up and enrich the man threads that have wound through the novel like a tapestry.

In Gibson's eerie vision of our time, the future has come crashing upon us, fragmentary and undecipherable; as one character declares, "We have no future because our present is too volatile. Without any metafictional grandstanding, Gibson nails the texture of internet culture: how it feels to be close to someone you know only as a voice in a chat room, or to fret about someone spying on your browser's list of sites visited.

Читать онлайн Pattern Recognition. He looks, just then, like a scary portrait of Samuel Beckett on a book she owned in college. Five hours' New York jet lag and Cayce Pollard wakes in Camden Town to the dire and ever-circling wolves of disrupted circadian rhythm. His nails are black-edged and there are deep orangey-brown stains of nicotine on his long fingers. He turns with the calculator and bends over the open trunk, to furiously repack the black, grenade-like machines.

Pattern Recognition is William Gibson's best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer. -Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods "One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century. -The Washington Post Book World. The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet-a world-renowned "coolhunter" who predicts the hottest trends.

Распознавание образов (англ. Pattern Recognition) - роман американского писателя-фантаста Уильяма Гибсона, опубликованный 3 февраля 2003 года.

... Wait, no, maybe I'm wrong. How could this be better than Count Zero? Maybe not. Better than Neromancer? Could that be? So his work is really hard to rate or compare, but Pattern Recognition, in what seems to be a trilogy of sorts, is stupendous and wonderful.

Characters are deliciously drawn. The mystery unravels at a pace that is pitch perfect. The sadness and strange subtle shift of America after 9/11 is captured in a way that other authors haven't touched, which is interesting considering that the novel takes us from London to Tokyo, and Moscow, to Paris.

I love this world. I can't wait to read the book or the books that are going to connect his most recent texts - those set in our present - back to those that are set in the near future, and the still far future of his earlier work.

Maestro, thanks.
Doing a reread of Gibson's work. The Sprawl trilogy stands the test of time quite well,and the Bridge threesome is a superb reading by my standards but with Pattern Recognition,Gibson enters new territory,a mature,fully formed Gibson that dazzles and entertains in equal measure. I've read Pattern Recognition more times than I can remember and when I hit a slow patch of interesting new work I read it again. His use of language is poetic in the sense that it feels beautiful rolling thru my mind as I read leaving a sense of pleasure. Highly recommended.
Cayce (pronounced like "Case") is allergic to bad and ugly design in a world that seems to be filled with logos and promotion that often outshines the products themselves. You could think of her as a person who knows what she likes because anything else fills her with depression and anxiety. Then something happens that brings her inner peace. A girl in the New Russia who was almost completely cut off from reality by an assassin's bomb begins to create a movie that is secretly but freely given to the internet. This film that is composed of short segments of action attracts a world-wide following as millions of people attempt to connect meaning with each new clip that appears suddenly. The film contains images that are beautiful but lacking a constructive narrative. Cayce finds herself at the center of the search for the origin of this mystery in a global game of tag with those who want to use this pure form of art to make themselves rich, as it is a wildly successful advertisement for itself already but they want to brand and sell it.
A good read, but I compare it to "Burning Chrome" which is quite different and you have to change gears a bit as this story could be happening today.
Gibson can be a bit obscure and I always feel, at some point in each of his books, that I am a student taken to task by a master storyteller. Same with this book, and it was wonderful. Keep your thinking cap on and play attention to the details. This is a wild ride. Cache is a great character with depth who is surprising and engaging. Can't wait to read the next Blue Ant.
I first read William Gibson about 14 years ago - 'Idoru' was my first cyberpunk experience, and I loved it! Imagine my excitement when 'Pattern Recognition' unexpectedly appeared on an episode of ABC TV's Book Club...
Cayse is a freelance 'cool hunter' which means she tracks down emerging trends and reports back to giant advertising groups who then market the ideas. Interestingly, Cayse suffers anxiety attacks if she so much as sees a famous trade logo (except when she is out of her home country) and has serious problems with some eg. Bibendum (the Michelin Man). She controls this by repeating a childhood mantra to herself: 'He took a duck in the face at 250 knots'...
The writing and the 'feel' is present-tense, up-to-the-minute and quite complicatedly thrilling.
I loved Gibson's idea of the mirror-world, the strangeness of everyday objects and situations in another country.
"She's long kept track of certain obscure mirror-world pop figures, ... because their careers can be so compressed, so eerily quantum-brief, like particles whose existence can only be proven by streaks detected on a specially sensitized plates at the bottom of disused salt mines." - Location 1181/5179
I'm a fanatical fan of the Neuromancer trilogy, and disliked Pattern Recognition the first time I read it. I didn't understand the slow pace, the "interiority" (sorry, what I mean is the focus on tiny variations of internal experience) and I didn't care about the mystery at its core. So I was REALLY surprised to find that a lot of the book's images, metaphors, and experiences stayed with me, tugging at my memory over time.

About a year after the first reading, I went back and was stunned by how much I loved the book. As he matures, Gibson has gotten away from his youthful pyrotechnics and become more interested in things like how power is wielded in society and how marketing creates our sense of culture. You have to slow down to get this book, and savor it like a good meal — but once you've accepted that no one is going to get shot, turn themselves into a cyborg, or rob a bank on a broken leg, I think you'll find Gibson's social and moral matrix as satisfying as the virtual one.
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