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- Nov 21, 2013
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I enjoyed it quite a bit when I was in high school. I liked his descriptive metaphors and characters, they were real, devoid of needless glitter. I'd say sprawl trilogy is his best work from the world design and story perspectives. I read his later novels including the Bridge trilogy and it's more of his usual style, the ending in All Tomorrow's Parties was wishy washy and fell short of expectations. His style is a blend of cynical realism, random scatterings of technical details with an overarching philosophical or cultural theme that produces convention for a few scenes or chapters until he gets bored with it, oh and he overuses the butterfly effect to somewhat unhealthy levels.Thoughts on it? I remember reading it in 6th or 7th grade and finding it a bit pulpy. Still, that was a while ago, so I don't really remember it too well.
Can you share what books you consider to be the opposite of pulpy or simply worth attention of a more discerning sci-fi fan?