Pattern Recognition - William Gibson

Pattern Recognition

By William Gibson

  • Release Date: 2003-02-03
  • Genre: High Tech Sci-Fi
Score: 4.5
From 256 Ratings


Pattern Recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer.”—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century.”—The Washington Post Book World

The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now...

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, 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...


  • Decent but not Gibson's best

    By Paul "Mac Guy" Scott
    It was a good book. Not Gibson's best work but a decent book nonetheless. I would still count Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive among my favorites he has ever written. I look forward to more like that in the future. This particular book never had much action or any real explanation as to why the protagonist had the condition and what happened to it. The story just felt unfinished.
  • Social networks and Viralbvideo

    By M. Scott567
    This book is a must for anyone ego is in social interaction design or the marketing field today. It gives you a macro look at how social media and even fashion are effecting today's techno-globalized culture.
  • Weak ending

    By rcyrus10
    This book started off great but ended up a massive "meh"