Pattern Recognition (Paperback)

Author: Gibson, William

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In a post-9/11 world, the present is as unpredictable as any future... Paid to predict the hottest trends, Cayce Pollard is in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo when 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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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780425192931
SKU 33933334
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0425192938
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Praise
"As usual, Gibson's prose is--to use some of his favorite adjectives--corpuscular, crenelated. His sentences side from silk to steel, and take tonal joy rides from the ironic to the earnest. But he never gets lost in the language, as he sometimes has in the past. Structurally, this may be his most confident novel. The secondary characters and their subplots are more fully developed, right down to their personal e-mail styles....Gibson's novel succeeds in being both being up-to-the-nanosecond and also, in [one character's] highest praise, "curiously difficult to date.""
"PATTERN RECOGNITION is Gibson's most mature book to date: strongly written, suspenseful, thoughtfully structured. More than this, it is both a serious meditation on the act of creation and an exploration of postmodern consciousness."
"[O]bservational exuberance,...gives the novel its distinctive, collage-like texture."
From the Publisher
Annotation On a strange assignment from a wealthy industrialist, Cayce Pollard uses her work to distract herself from the recent death of her father, missing since the World Trade Center attacks the previous year. Tracking a piece of film footage on the Internet takes her across the globe, but when her own computer is hacked she begins to realize that perhaps she has a personal connection to the story of which even she is unaware. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
Editors Note In a post-9/11 world, the present is as unpredictable as any future... Paid to predict the hottest trends, Cayce Pollard is in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo when 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.
Editors Note 2 Hired to investigate a mysterious video collection that has been appearing on the Internet, market research consultant Cayce Pollard realizes that there is more to the assignment when her computer is hacked.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Berkley Publishing Group

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