Spook Country

Spook Country

[a Novel]

Book - 2007
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The "cool and scary"( San Francisco Chronicle ) New York Times bestseller from the author of Pattern Recognition and Neuromancer .

spook (spo͞ok) n.: A specter; a ghost. Slang for "intelligence agent."

country (ˈkən-trē) n.: In the mind or in reality. The World. The United States of America, New Improved Edition. What lies before you. What lies behind.

spook country (spo͞ok ˈkən-trē) n.: The place where we all have landed, few by choice. The place we are learning to live.

Hollis Henry is a journalist, on investigative assignment for a magazine called Node , which doesn't exist yet. Bobby Chombo apparently does exist, as a producer. But in his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. And Hollis Henry has been told to find him...

"A devastatingly precise reflection of the American zeitgeist."-- The Washington Post Book World
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
ISBN: 9780425221419
Branch Call Number: FICTION GIB


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Jun 01, 2012

It was a good little book, it was well written just like most all his books....

Feb 06, 2011

Starts well. Showcases typical Gibson vision for potential future technologies with the virtual, holographic art visible only while wearing special viewing gear. (enhanced reality is coming soon for real)
However, the book drags in the middle and has a pat ending.
Not his best.

Dec 10, 2009

As always, Gibson weaves together multiple narrative threads as the tale progresses until everything comes together in the last few pages. In this book Gibson examines the secret world beneath the surface of our own lives. At the end of it all, I was left disappointed -- most of Gibson's previous works provoked more self-introspection than this one.

Jul 24, 2008

Smart and fun near-future SF -- good read, classic Gibson.

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Oct 30, 2008

peregrin thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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