Now Reading – July 8

Now Reading: Getting Started with Arduino by Massimo Banzi

Just Finished: Spook Country by William Gibson

Spook Country was less a crypto-thriller than it was your typical spy/mystery story. Three characters, Hollis Henry, former rock star; Milgrim, drug-addled linguist; and Tito, the Kid, are swept into a whirlpool of mystery by Hubertus Bigend, mysterious billionare; Brown, the mysterious agent; and the Old Man, a mysterious Old Man.

I must confess, I kept reading because I wanted to find out what the Mac Guffin really was. It turns out it was the Maltese Falcon pirate booty full of Dalmatians… well… not what I was expecting.

In all, an okay spy/mystery. I bought it from the discount hardcover pile in my local mega-book-mart and I suppose I did get my money’s worth.

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2 thoughts on “Now Reading – July 8”

  1. I don’t recall much of Spook Country. I did like it though.

    Pattern Recognition, however, is pure Gibsony goodness! First time I had ever heard of viral marketing.

  2. I did enjoy Pattern Recognition, but the meaty goodness was all in Virtual Light, etc. I loved those even more. I still haven’t read Spook Country. I love the way Gibson does characters, I’m bound to like it, but my first go at it was a failed attempt.

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