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The third (and probably last) in the Bridge series by WilliamGibson. The setting is back on the San Francisco-Oakland bridge with your favourite cast of characters:

Colin Laney
Can see shapes in the streams of information. Nodal points.
Berry Rydell
Ex-cop, security guard, good guy, loser.
Chevette Washington
Lived on the Bridge as a bike messenger. Took care of Skinner many a page ago.
Hardwood
The bad guy. Media mogul.
Yamazaki
Enigmatic Japanese anthropology student.

And more, of course. I don't want to ruin it for you.

Written in standard Gibson plot structure, the writing is more or less what you expect. Except it seems weaker now, with more references to things that exist now like the Web. Not like NeuromancerBook. I figure that's because he no longer has to guess what the future is going to look like, and that makes it kind of boring. Less imaginative. Less vivid.

But a good read nonetheless. -- SunirShah

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I never felt technology was Gibson's strong point. More, observation of the darker human effects of technology, and there is some of that here. Gibson has quite a strong mystical streak and that comes across here too.
See also VirtualLight?, IdoruBook?.
The title is from a VelvetUnderground? song from the Velvet Underground and Nico album, which is a good album to own.

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