Top 10 Books by William Gibson

 

William Gibson is an American-Canadian writer, who specializes in writing in the genre of speculative fiction. Gibson also writes essays. His career began in the early 1990s and his work, since then, has been focused on the category of sci-fi. He has been hailed as one of the most important writers in the past two decades by The Guardian.The writer has written many books. However, only a few make it to the top 10 books by William Gibson list.

 

Mona Lisa Overdrive

The hailed writer of the cyberpunk world, Gibson weaves a story of multinational corporations and others who are all engaged in a tug of war of the cyberspace. Add Mona, a girl with a murky past and no certain future to the story.

Read it For:
This book has been rightly called one of the best William Gibson best sellers. The story is exactly what Gibson’s fan wants!
Don't Read it For:
A high tech science-fiction world with unique story-writing may not be what some people want.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a great book to read if you are a fan of sci-fi. William Gibson is an extraordinary writer, with a knack for an extraordinary writing.

Count Zero

A mercenary wakes up in a strange body and with a beautiful woman beside him. Resurrected into a new body, he is reactive by the Hosaka Corporation, who have a new mission for him.

Read it For:
The book is the impressive journey of a mercenary, who must finish his mission.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a great action filled book with a flair for scientific happenings, a person who doesn’t like the two genres, may not like this book
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is another classic story by the cyberpunk master. Like most William Gibson books, this book is a breathtaking read which will keep you turning pages.

Spook Country

There has hardly ever been a book with a web of connections such as this one. The book is about a multilingual man who, from his warehouse apartment, keeps tabs on sensitive information. On the other hand, a man is trying to promote his new-found magazine. Plus, a prescription drug addict is wondering about the military connections. What does fate have in store for the three characters?

Read it For:
The book is not just a book on an imaginary situation. This book has international implications; you’ll get that when you read it.
Don't Read it For:
The book is one of the William Gibson popular novels. Although well-written, it may depart from his usual writing style
What makes this book stand out?:
The book’s storyline and the characters are well fleshed and leave a mark.

Virtual Light

The two sister states of what is left of California only has a few stunned survivors of a great catastrophe. This is the story of the survivors and their lives, and what happens when a pick-pocket snatches an ordinary looking pair of sunglasses?

Read it For:
The mysteriously engaging book takes you from an ordinary story to an adventure with sci-fi.
Don't Read it For:
One of the only books written by the writer which may give off an uncanny vibe in the beginning.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is beyond impressive. The genius of William Gibson cannot be put into words. But what can be said is that this book is a great read.
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Idoru

This book takes you through the story of a modern-day Tokyo in the book’s universe. A singer, an immensely talented and rich singer at that, is pursuing an Idoru, which actually does not exist!

Read it For:
The book is written in the same writing style of the writer. The writer takes you through the violent and dark stories in the most brilliant form.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be a bit too violent for some people.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book will have you hooked the story until you reach the last page.

Neuromancer

Before the internet was commonplace, the Matrix existed. A man, called Henry Dorsett Case, was the sharpest thief of the Matrix world had been left with a crippled nervous system by an ex-employer. He is given a last chance by an employer, but at what price?

Read it For:
The book is not just a simple action-thriller book. With a well-networked sci-fi storyline, this book is going make you fall in love with the writer’s talent.
Don't Read it For:
The book is deep, not just with the story but with the implications of many things. It is not meant to be read lightly.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer has been inspiring many sci-fi writers to follow suit and grow as writers. Gibson’s work gives us a clear vision of what he intends to write and shows the underlying implications in the best manner.

Pattern Recognition

Cayce Pollard is hired to do a simple investigation. She is to investigate the thread of images and video collections which keep appearing on the internet. What started out as an ordinary job, turns into something deeper when her computer gets hacked.

Read it For:
Another impressively thrilling story.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a great book to read, but if you do not like action and sci-fi you probably won’t like it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written with clear words, and the story is one of a kind.

Archangel Graphic Novel

The world has been destroyed by the political leaders of 2016. But a machine, called the Splitter, allows people to travel back in time.

Read it For:
The first graphic novel written by the writer.
Don't Read it For:
the book was widely appreciated, no problems.
What makes this book stand out?:
With our recent obsession with heroes of other worlds, this book takes us through an extraordinarily sketched world.

The Peripheral

Almost living in destitution, a young American  tries to avoid the life of an illegal drug manufacturer. She made more money playing an online shooter game, but she had left that life.

Read it For:
An extraordinary tale of a young American woman’s life, written in classic Gibson style.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a great book to read, but it may seem that the story is bit slow.
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot is well-sketched. His writing won’t be able to put the book down.

Burning Chrome

This book is the collection of the writer’s ten best written short stories.

Read it For:
This book makes his stories available in the paperback format for the first time.
Don't Read it For:
Well, there is no reason to not read the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is the perfect book to recommend to anyone who is looking for an introduction to the writer’s work.

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