Cyberpunk, 9/10 – Jan/Feb 2005
|This is nothing to do with the Mona Lisa painting, it is the 3rd and final part of the “sprawl trilogy” and there’s a chick called “Mona Lisa” who bumbles about in almost ignorance. It doesn’t exactly tie all the threads up and man the Matrix is getting weird but it’s still pretty awesome.
Bobby Newmark aka ‘the Count’ (from Count Zero) has stolen a very expensive biochip (‘aleph’) with immensely huge storage capacity in which he stays permanently jacked in. The Count is searching for the shape of the matrix! When the aleph gets jacked into the Matrix it changes things about but I don’t understand why or how or what the Loa have to do with it, or Lady 3Jane, or Wintermute/Neuromancer. It’s all a bit confusing and I thing I need to re-read the whole series. Being able to love these books without understanding them shows how good they are. There’s a good William Gibson website called “aleph” http://www.antonraubenweiss.com/gibson.