Book Review - Neuromancer

I couldn't spoil this book if I wanted to.

Let me say right off, I loved this book. This is a story: "Case was the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence" Quoted from the book, my mind is too numb-happy to come up with something on my own. I can say that I loved the atmosphere, the world, fully realized. It is a dark and grimy future, but not depressing, just real.

This book is so much more than the story, and trust me, while I understood the overall concepts, there were times I was lost in the details. The details of the deals, the arrangements made, the futuristic landscapes, heck, even the nature of the characters, at times eluded me. And while usually, that would drive me insane..the need to understand each word, each plot direction, the ride was so incredible, that I did not care.

Gibson wrote this book in 1984, pretty much before "cyber" anything, he coined the phrase "cyberspace", but there is nothing prophetic about the writing, no, you knew while reading this piece was not only the inspiration for Blade Runner, The Matrix and so much about science-fiction in all avenues, but that in his writing, he brought about the technologies described. How? Because you know people read Neuromancer and set out to create the imaginations on the page, in atmosphere, clothing and technology. Now, that is awesome.

Gibson has found another fan, late in the game, but better late than never. I can't wait to read his other books.

5 out of 5 Iggystars

Lunchtime Knitting

Detroit got snowed in today, but I made it to the lunchtime knit class where I'm learning to knit...City Knits.

I learned how to purl (awwww, aren't I cute?), how to fix some of my twisted stitches...yeah basic stuff, but big for me. I feel like a baby taking her first steps, I don't even know what to want, what I could make. I see all of these complex shawls and scarves, hats and's hard for me to believe that so much comes from your basic knit and purl stitch, or that I can master the technique.

More to come!

New Hobby Alert!

With my love for reading rekindled, my bookcase overflowing with new reads and my participation in two book challenges under way, I thought to myself, "What more can I do to solidify my destiny as the neighborhood cat lady?" Take up knitting!

Just kidding, reading is cool and knitting is also quite the fun, hip hobby, not just for your grandmother anymore.

With encouragement from one of my geek buddies, Diela (holla girl), I went to this lovely place here in Detroit, called City Knits and signed up for six weeks of classes.

So far so good. My first class was last week, I finished my knitting homework and it doesn't look too bad, if I say so myself. It is enjoyable and calming, but I can't wait until I really know what I'm doing. I'm not at yarn obssession yet, but I've heard from established knitters that this disease is inevitable.

I'll keep you posted.