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  • I don’t know why either. But with regard to Gibson I can relate. I did read Neuromancer and liked it, but it was a difficult read. At various stretches, I had to force myself to keep reading (particularly at first), while at other times when all the parts came together, it was a first-grade page turner. And then suddenly there’d be another slow patch in the middle of it. On the whole I liked it, though. So I tried to read the rest of the trilogy, but I couldn’t manage – there were pa

    • I've never read John Brunner, I try him.

      Jack Chalker's Wonderland Gambit series had a similar feel to Neuromancer, but I enjoyed it. It's part of why I picked up Neuromancer.

      • by ziggy (25) on 2005.06.20 9:34 (#41282) Journal
        I liked John Brunner, but I read a couple of his novels back-to-back, and now I can't tell them apart.

        Some of his novels, like Shockwave Rider and The Tides of Time are sui generis. Stand on Zanzibar and The Sheep Look Up are two of his better works, somewhat similar (yet totally unrelated stories), and remain forever entwined in my mind. ;-)