The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 06 September 2008]

Review: Spook Country

Not William Gibson’s finest moment.

William Gibson remains in the unevenly-distributed present in Spook Country, a novel packed with his beautiful prose but not all that much else.

Granted, Gibson has never been a big one for plot, instead relying on the fertility of his ideas and the enveloping grace of his writing, but Spook Country hits his nadir.

Nevertheless, if you’re a fan (and you should be), Spook Country is worth reading, even though it is frustratingly subpar for Gibson.


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