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An catch up and process where he is taking me I want the NEXT BEST THING and that is something that I believe Gibson is capable f giving us if The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales only he would push himself and let that raw energy burn him up again Let the horse go Mr Gibson let the reinsut and let him run William Gibson builds his novels the way the way a sushi chef would build grand complicationsHere in the third volume f what might be called his Blue Ant trilogy he continues the process f refining and stripping story down to its essential elements leaving room for the seductive arcana Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of his finely tunedbsessions The edgeworld fetishes that have always been the materia f true import in Gibson s work The extra space in the narrative also allows for a stronger showing than we ve seen
*in his recent *his recent f the dense machine language poetry disguised as prose that made such an impact in Neuromancer Deeper excursions into commodity theory are given a free rein as wellWhat we end up with is a boutiue novel Highly stylized and seemingly narrowcasted but unmistakably well made from the finest materials available The Devil Wears Prada meets James BondThe third in his Blue Ant series published in 2010 William Gibson s Zero History is not really a part f a trilogy the three books all being nly loosely connected and yet this is the ne in which he most completely defines his subjectMore books all being nly loosely connected and yet this is the ne in which he most completely defines his subjectMore keeping secrets than advertising Huburtus Bigend is the artful dodger f Gibson s man behind the man behind the man fashionable psychological thriller Gibson is able to intricately describe how drug value is as much about prohibition as about the effect The cant Porter Rockwell: A Biography of making something valuable is as simple as Economics 101 supply versus demand and yet Gibson is able to focusur attention into a narrow laser like forced perspective Satire of the psychic rootsf international coolGibson s narrative style is tightly wound yet exhibiting laid back sophistication The real key to his successful story telling is his uniue ability to describe great detail with a minimum Deflower the Boss of narration His attention to detail is impeccable and this adds to the ualityf his storylineWilliam Gibson shares his backstreet London bacon and eggs brunch with the world s most interesting man and he was wearing Klein blue Hollis Henry an ex punk rockstar is called in to do another job for Hubertus Bigend and his PR company Blue Ant This time he wants her find Hebrew magic amulets out who designs a particularly underground clothing label Assisting her will be Milgrim the ex junkie who can translate Russian this is seriously hisnly skill but given that Hollis has no skills at all it s a step up They wander Europe n Blue Ant s bscenely expansive expense account asking people about the clothing label This is literally the entirety Being There of their plan to walk up tother clothing designers and ask them if they know about this underground label Over and هذه بلادنا: الجواء over again It doesn t result in much plotr dialog but it does give Gibson an excuse to describe ad nauseum the Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom outfitf every single character in every single scene Around page 300 Gibson seems to recollect that books reuire plots and randomly there s a kidnapping Hollis and Milgrim are as in everything useless in getting their kidnapped colleague back Somehow Hollis s boyfriend turns up with a plan Random coincidences ccur everyone speaks in clipped non seuitors and the kidnapped colleague gets free I never knew what was happening r why I should care nor did I like any f the characters no matter how cool their haircuts and boots although apparently their hair and boots are very cool indeed Gibson expends a great deal f effort and page space reminding us Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of this It s a terrible dull book Gibson was known for his prescient viewsf the future but given that every page is a list f brandnames his current stories will seem dated very uickly Skip this seriesActually I uite enjoyed Heidi Hollis s former drummer and a physically fearless bad ass AllI can say is that this review written by someone else is spot nBy Viking Los Angeles USA See all my reviews Verified PurchaseWhat s this This review is from Zero History Hardcover ZERO GRAVITAS The Play Bigend HollisI need to spend insane amounts f money n vague nothingnessand you being a woman f dubious talents and with no grasp f finances need a job Hollis I knowit s truepouts Milgrim Whowhatoh Hollis I m being followedor maybe notoooo weird wallpaperwhy hasn t my boyfriend called Milgrim iPhone Bigend Peel me a grapehere s 100000I need you in Much so that he spoke it with his therapist in the secret Swiss clinic where Bigend paid for him to be cured The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of his addiction Garreth doesn'twe Bigend a thing But he does have friends from whom he can call in the kinds f favors powerful people need ,
William Gibson is the Jay Z f his genre I think I can t be sure as I don t listen to much rap few 41 year ld men should say hip hop any Let me explain I have long admired Jay Z s effortless delivery and the joy with which he seems to embrace his talents he sounds like he knows he s good values his craft and enjoys the hell ut f what he does And although William Gibson is uieter and uh Canadian I felt the same way about the author while reading Zero HistoryAfter the have to admit it was kind f a letdown Spook Country Gibson proceeds with Zero History as if he has a nerdy chip Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse on his shoulder He sparkles in detail and rhythm interspersing long wraparound sentences with short noiresue dialogue The characterizations are taut and durable This book s natural partner both in theme and uality is Pattern Recognition In both novels Gibson scythes through cultural static and creates a present that while swirling all around us seems just beyondur comprehension I don t want to make this novel sound like homework Reading Gibson when he s Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations on pointr anywhere close to n point is exhilarating Throughout Zero History he blends thematic depth with intricate industrial espionage and thank God reads as if he s locking in n whatever it is that makes him so excellent He like the self proclaimed greatest rapper alive makes it look easy I don t know from what roborant Gibson s been drinking but please don it look easy I don t know from what roborant Gibson s been drinking but please don stop now The flow between the three Bigend books Zero History is the third f a trilogy troubled me I read both Pattern Recognition and Spook Country so long ago that I felt as if I were missing from faulty memory subtle links between the novels Listen You ve probably already formed an pinion The Stringbean Murders on Mr Gibson If you like his work you ll understand when I say Zero History isne f his best If you ve never read Gibson start with Pattern Recogition and work your way through the trilogy Although I doubt he d be so bold as to speak up n his Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, own he sne The Sporty Game of the greatest writers aliveAlso Tad RULES for getting me an autographed copy inscribed to mef Zero History I am forever in your debt sir Like a lot American Yakuza II of people the first book I ever read by William Gibson was Neuromancer and I still look backn that experience 25 years ago with relish and fondness It was the hippest book I d read up to that point and continued to be the hippest book I d ever read until Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson appeared Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders outf the publishing matrix There is a rawness to early books by great writers that sizzles and marinates the brain in beautiful technicolors I can feel the energy and excitement that the writer is conveying through his exploration Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise ofur language to express himself As a writer gets Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing older and becomes a craftsman the writing becomes so much exuisite crisp and clinical Gibson is confident with where he is going and how he is going to take the reader there but that does create a victim The raw energy that drove his early books has been harnessed and the energy that used to be expended running hither and yon is now being held to the plow line What we miss now is seeing that greener pasturer glimpsing that mountain stream that is just Blood Love over the next hillZero History is really about clothes and the characters populating the novel are cutting edge cool The typef people that when they walk in somewhere everybody thinks I want to look like that I want TO BE that person and I m really nly the right pair f boots r an ultra cool haircut away from being ne f those peopleGibson is a great writer and from reading the afterward he had some really talented manuscript readers This book is almost too precise The conversations are all short and perfect The plot pulls you along without a bump I never had to stop and think about anything The characters were all so calm that I would swear they all just graduated from a Zen monastery I felt no tension no anxiety for the characters because everything always seemed like it was perfectly under control I enjoyed reading this book because I like hanging ut with hip smart people I won t remember much about this book in five years and probably little r nothing after ten but if I decided to pull it ff the shelf and read it again I would enjoy it for all the same reasons as I did this time What I want from William Gibson is another vision f the future I don t want a rehash f Neuromancer I want the raw fever that conjurers up a future that I can barely wrap my head around I want to have to stop reading and take a nap so my brain Hollis Henry never intended to work for global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend again But now she’s broke and Bigend has just the thing to get her back in the game Milgrim can disappear in almost any setting and his Russian is perfectly idiomatic so. ,
Lan Bator at 2500 hoursSomething may DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting or may notccur Milgrim Whowhatwill there be snacks Hollis He s talking to mewell will thereI mean kaypouts Fiona You may be under surveillancemotorcycles are cool Garreth I know a very interesting rich guyNo you don t get to meet himoh and I watched 2 seasons f The Unit Evil Spec Ops Villain ff screen I killed an entire Afghani village with a dead parrotnow I steal fashion designs and forgot everything I ever learned in sniper school Secret Clothing Designer I am too cool toyou knowlike sell OUTyou knowoh my god Everyone Aren t we PRECIOUSHugs all around FIN Gibson keeps his finger n the pulse Civil rights, tool of communist deception of the zeitgeist in this third instalmentf the Blue Ant trilogy delivering a high tech internet dominated present which seems as futuristic as his cyberpunk SF novels In a world f industrial espionage
*iconic fashion and *fashion and he highlights the amoral darker side f marketing Can be read stand alone but I would advise readers new to Gibson s style to read it in seuenceExtract Brand vision transmission he said Yes She raised an eyebrow Narrative Consumers don t buy products so much as narratives That s Cutthroat old she said It must be because I ve heard it before She took a sipf cooled coffee To some extent an idea like that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy Designers are taught to invent characters with narratives who they then design products for r around Standard procedure There are similar taught to invent characters with narratives who they then design products for r around Standard procedure There are similar for branding generally in the invention The Claiming of the Shrew of new products new companiesf all kinds So it works Oh it works he said but because it does it s become de facto Once you have a way in which things are done the edge migrates Goes elsewhere Where That s where you come in he saidReviewed Summoned on wwwwhichbooknet After about page 100 I told Nicola that this book was about an insane search for awesome jeans but that Gibson is clearlyut f the loop because he thinks exclusive jeans might sell for 200 Australian dollars Yesterday she tells me what she thinks happens in the book without having read any f itA designer decides to make a pair f jeans ut Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of a magic carpet They arene Dead Inside of a kind and priced accordingly 250 Obviously theynly appeal to multi millionairessesOne day such a multi millionairess walks into the shop and falls in love with the jeans However the jeans are a size 6 and she wears a size 12 She buys them anyway in spite f the exorbitant price but then succumbs to bulimia while trying to slim down to fit themThe jeans are willed to the woman s niece played by Anne Hathaway Hathaway is a size zero r something but she really wants to wear the magic flying carpet flying jeans so she starts bulking up Once she s finally a size 6 she discovers that she s gained too much weight in the hips and not enough in the waist they just don t fit right Also her boyfriend dumps her and her career is ruined because she s now a fattyHer agent The Taste of Spruce Gum organizes a reality TV show with Anne as the host called Who Fits Size 6 The winner gets to keep the magical magic flying jeans Women from allver the country go n the show to try n the jeans but discover to their chagrin that the jeans are too small They are all size 8 women who have been fooled by America s vanity sizing and the magical magic flying carpet magic flying magic jeans are a true size 6 The endNot bad really Well here I am at the end She Stoops to Conquer of the Blue Ant trilogy and I m left feeling about the same as I did throughout the entire thing The books are undeniably intelligently written but that s about all they are in mypinionAt no point did Gibson make me care about the characters Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile or their activities Their goals were uninteresting the world they inhabited was uninteresting and I just couldn t raise my interest level above a resounding meh Perhaps it s just my disinterest in a lotf the themes explored in these books I care not a jot for branding advertising fashion and trends and so much Orb of these books are bound up in those themes that I struggled to stay awake in places Perhaps Gibson just isn t for me As always your mileage may vary Warning spoilersHollis Henry female ex rock singer recent authorf an art book and Milgrim male recovering drug addict are recruited by Hubertus Bigend male powerful marketer and financier to locate the designer The Dandy and Lady Penelope of a secret brandf jeans Gracie male Special Forces pretender second rate arms dealer and military supplier wannabe is also interested in the brand and sends his men to follow Henry and Milgrim to Paris from London Milgrim Hen things go sideways They all have something Bigend wants as he finds himself utmaneuvered and adrift after a Department f Defense contract for combat wear turns Multi-Family Therapy out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy they canut Bigend Bigend himse.