William Gibson Writing Styles in Pattern Recognition

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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson is a fictional tale told entirely in the first person through the eyes of the main character, Cayce Pollard. The limited point of view is almost a necessity in this story since the details are so involved. To have another perspective would likely make the story too confusing to follow. As it is, Gibson manages to reliably relate the details of this intricate and complex story entirely through Cayce's eyes. The basis of this story is the search for the source of a series of mysterious postings on the internet. One-hundred thirty-five seemingly random segments of creative genius draw the attention of followers and those with an eye to exploitation alike. Cayce is one of the followers, called a footagehead and she is hired by one of the latter who seeks to find a way to increase his advertising strength by...

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