Idoru

by WILLIAM GIBSON | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0399141308 Global Overview for this book
Registered by albertofarina of Roma, Lazio Italy on 6/6/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by albertofarina from Roma, Lazio Italy on Friday, June 6, 2003
Got this on sale in a Canada mall in the summer 1999 while waiting to see "The Blair Witch Project". Haven't gotten around to read it yet, and I disliked "Neuromancer" in the meantime so I might just decide to give this away...

Journal Entry 2 by albertofarina from Roma, Lazio Italy on Sunday, September 18, 2005
After buying this in 1999 in a book sale in Canada, it took me all this time to finally start reading it... this happened in Turkey, these last days. I am still going at it, but so far I like it much better than "Neuromancer", which I only had read a badly translated italian copy of. This one is still a bit hard to follow, but differently from N. its techno-jargon does not sound old already and keeps some believable futuristic quality. Looking forward to the plot to actually start gearing up though.

Journal Entry 3 by albertofarina from Roma, Lazio Italy on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
OK, guess Gibson is just not my cup of tea. Reading "Idoru" in english was a much more satisfying experience than trying to get through the awful Italian version of "Neuromancer", but that is not saying much. I am not entirely convinced of Gibson's style - to a non-english speaker like me, it sounds like more pretentious than fascinating (a random example is when he builds sort of a visual sentence like this: "Chia very nearly falling backward, where she crouched above her open bag, at the voice and the sight of this boy, who in that first instant she takes to be an older girl, side-parted hair falling past her shoulders"). The plot kept feeling elusive to me, and it took me this much to eventually finish the book - but I have to admit Gibson has a flair for making you believe he's writing about real stuff, and never gives the impression of some goofier SF-writers who need to explain each and every invention. The stuff does exist, and it sound coherent enough. I probably am limited in that I need a stronger plot, that's all. Book is up for takers, or else I'll leave it to someone at some Bookcrossing meetup - so hurry if you're at all interested.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, March 18, 2006
I found the book in an Irish pub in Rome, it was during a meetup with other bookcrossers!I'm plannig to leave it near Saint Peter's, in a cafè.

CAUGHT IN ROME ITALY ITALY

Journal Entry 5 by Mosaico from Roma, Lazio Italy on Tuesday, March 21, 2006
E' un tipo di letteratura particolare, non rientra nei miei gusti personali ma è senz'altro valida nel suo genere e può essere stimolante perchè originale e di evasione a chi ama questo linguaggio moderno e futuribile.Ho rilasciato il libro in una zona di Roma, il Black Falcon.

Journal Entry 6 by Tallmaris from Roma, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Ancora un libro in lingua originale, e io me lo prendo anche non sapendo cosa mi aspetta... ma è Gibson, mi dovrebbe piacere, spero...

Journal Entry 7 by 4eccinquanta from Roma, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Ho vinto questo libro azzeccando la cinquina alla tombolata natalizia al Black Falcon il 23 dicembre 2006.........

Journal Entry 8 by sicche from Roma, Lazio Italy on Saturday, January 6, 2007
vinto al Blac Falcon pub in occasione della tombola corsara del 5 gennaio 2007

Journal Entry 9 by OddballDave from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 1, 2007
Arrived in the post this morning as a RABCK from sicche, wrapping was very battered but the bookmarks and book are undamaged. Thank you.

Since this book is on my wish list it is automatically on top of my TBR pile.

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