May 25 2007

Count Zero

Category: BooksChrisM @ 12:31 am

Count Zero – William Gibson

Following on from Neuromancer, this book introduces the concept of deities coming into widely held belief systems via the internet/matrix system. This book, much like the film Pan, has three distinct story lines, that leave you wondering how they will eventually converge.
The idea of god(s) being manufactured for mass consumption, with ulterior motives certainly rang true, as did the idea of corporations delving into the seedier aspects of humanity to achieve their aims. The story eventually leads into a space, where one of the main characters has to work hard to ensure his survival, and the demise of evil plots to control goings on, back down on Earth.
Once again, fans of the Matrix series of films may well notice where its creators received a lot of inspiration from.

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