I recently finished reading Neuromancer, one of the books on the Time 100 Best Novels. This 1984 science-fiction novel takes place in a dystopian world where people can connect to a cyberspace “Matrix” that acts as a virtual world. The main character, Case, is a hacker who is hired by a powerful man to complete a task with his
I honestly found it difficult to get hooked to Neuromancer. Part way through I realized I was still reading it just to finish the book. I never really felt like I had to read more whenever I put it down. I also didn’t feel any satisfaction for completing it, except that I could move onto a different book. Part of the problem is the language used, which I feel tries too hard to be futuristic. It’s difficult and tedious at first to try and keep track of all the strange names and jobs and lingo. Maybe if I read it again now having a better understanding of the characters I might enjoy it more.
Neuromancer is considered one of the better science fiction novels, so it’s probably worth giving a shot for your own opinion. I however wouldn't rush out to anyone and say they need to read it.