Book A Month - January 2009 (2)

Ok, so I didn't intend to actually read more than one book in a month, but since the first one was so short, and I had a couple of plane flights this month, here we are.

I've read several of Gibson's books. Each was just a little weirder than the one before, but I like weird, so that's not a big deal. What strikes me is that in each one there's at least one person who is totally dependant on drugs. Like, cracked out of their goard. I'm fine with that, too, actually... it adds an interesting "lack-of-control" element. Though, in the case of Spook Country, it gives one character a measured level of control over another.

I started reading Gibson because it seemed like the natural following to reading, at the time, all of Stephenson's novels. I had to take a short break when Quicksilver, the first volume of the Baroque Cycle, was released, but it's been nice to get back into Gibson again. I'll have to try to finish off The Baroque Cycle at some point this year.

Jan 30th, 2009