Wednesday, October 6, 2010

bookofjoe: Reading William Gibson

Zero Historybookofjoe: Reading William Gibson:
"I've been at his latest book, 'Zero History, for about a week now, and a phenomenon that previously was present but unvoiced finally broke into my consciousness today.

Namely, that I read Gibson more slowly — far more slowly — than any other authors of fiction."

I noticed the same thing when I was reading Spook Country. There was no impatience associated with the slower pace of reading. There was also no sense of obligation (or dread) in picking the book up again after leaving it for a day or two. I'll see if the same is true with Zero History when I crack it open in the next week or two.