Pattern Recognition

· Blue Ant Book 1 · Sold by Penguin
147 reviews

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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. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now...

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be...

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147 reviews
A Google user
August 8, 2011
I bought it because having written my thesis on a kind of pattern recognition I assumed it would be about... pattern recognition. Oh well, it really wasn't. But on top of that the story is nearly absent and the characters are unbelievably shallow.
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Cristian Tibirna
October 26, 2015
I like M. Gibson's work and this novel justifies my liking beautifully. The Cayce persona is one of the strongest I met in my literary wanderings. The canvas of ideas composing the action and especially its landscape is so indicate and subtle I have yet to digest completely. A recommended read.
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A Google user
May 13, 2012
Some authors have a way of pulling you into a story. I couldn't get into this book because the author is obviously trying too hard to impress - to the point that the book is irritating and unreadable.
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About the author

William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroBurning ChromeMona Lisa OverdriveVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s PartiesPattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero HistoryDistrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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