Spook Country

Spook Country

Book
Average Rating:
4
1
Rate this:
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
ISBN: 9780425226711
Branch Call Number: SCIFI PB Gib

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

d
Daitenchi
Jun 01, 2012

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

j
JLMason
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.

k
kwsmith
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.

b
Baharak
Jul 24, 2008

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

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

p
peregrin
Oct 30, 2008

peregrin thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number
  Loading...

Find it at WPPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top