Distrust That Particular Flavor

Distrust That Particular Flavor

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By (author) William Gibson

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  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 20mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0670921548
  • ISBN 13: 9780670921546
  • Sales rank: 48,772

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Though primarily known as a novelist, over thirty years William Gibson has also built up a reputation as one of our most entertaining and insightful critics of contemporary culture. He is widely credited with having described the internet and cyberspace before any such things existed. Distrust that Particular Flavor brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects: the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others. Also included in the book is a fascinating autobiographical sketch: his upbringing in the South, the early death of his parents and his escape into books; and the move to Canada to avoid the draft. Over the years Gibson has been eagerly commissioned by Wired, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and other influential journals, as well as tiny publishers, online sources and magazines that no longer exist. These collected writings grant readers a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.

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William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer has sold more than six million copies worldwide. In an earlier story he had invented the term 'cyberspace'; a concept he developed in the novel, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before the invention of the Internet. The book won three major literary prizes. He has since written nine further novels, most recently Zero History. William Gibson was born in South Carolina but has lived for many years in Vancouver.