Cyberpunk, 9/10 – Spring 2004
|Wow, I’d never read anything like this before. The language and slang is heavy going but once I got to grips with it I began to love it. I like tech stuff and this kind of literature is just what I’ve been looking for. A great amount of imagination is required to grasp the abstract nature of “the matrix”. Perhaps, being a coder myself helped to inspire me. The book is basically about the creation of a new being, a merger of AI to form something so powerful as to be a digital god.
I like that way that complete weirdness can be believable because it’s in the matrix. However, I am bugged by Peter Riviera, a psychopath who is able to create holograms with the force of his mind (Magic in the matrix is fine, but not in the real world)!