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October 14, 2007

38 Down, 14 To Go ("Spook Country") (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

Taking place in the same world as his last novel, Pattern Recognition, William Gibson's newest book, Spook Country, is a thriller. Three intertwined storylines involve spies, mysterious cargo containers, and Gibson's prose is broken into short chapters that speed the narrative. In the end though, the pieces are greater than the whole. In spots, the book is absorbing and often compelling, but in the end I was glad to finish Spook Country and move on to book #39.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is the Exactly, by the students at 826 Valencia.


also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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