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The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now.

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Pattern Recognition
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3.9 / 5
Refreshing yet put-it-down-able
February 28th, 2014
Worth the time, and very enjoyable. But I found the plot meandering at times in a way that was relaxing, but left me (sort of) wanting more hard driving excitement. I do, however, love Gibson's writing style. His 'stream of conscience' first person point of view feels is new to me.
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January 23rd, 2014
Pattern Recognition is part of a loose trilogy. The main character is the head of an ad agency, although the stories are built around people that he hires for their special skills. Here, the special skill of Cayce Pollard is cool-hunting. She finds new trends before they emerge. The story is set in 2002 but reads as if it was written in 2013. (By the way, the book is *not* about 9/11.) It's a mix of observations on cultural phenomena and multinational corporations. The settings are fascinating to read about - the UK, USA, Japan, and Russia. There's also an action/detective element to it, and a bit of an unlikely love story ending. I adore this book.
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