March 10th, 2007

Jaded

The synopsis of Spook Country, the next novel by William Gibson, on amazon.com is as follows

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Whilst I liked Pattern Recognition, this and the excerpts Gibson has put on his blog suggests that he has probably rather lost it. This synopsis rather reads like it has been randomly generated and that you could just permute the nouns and come up with something just as sensible and more interesting e.g.

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Hmm. I think any writer can only get away with the Russian kleptocrats as McGuffins once. And New York? Doesn't this sort of thing happen in London. Gibson is too old. So am I, probably.